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Information about training available for supervisors of DPhil students

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Information about the training available for DPhil supervisors.

DPhil Supervision at Oxford: Online course

This online course has been developed by the Oxford Learning Institute. It provides both an introduction to the specific roles and responsibilities of supervisors at Oxford, and an outline of more general aspects of DPhil supervision:

  • Milestones and timelines
  • Role and responsibilities
  • Co-supervision
  • Monitoring and supporting progress
  • Getting started with research supervision
  • Challenges of DPhil supervision

All DPhil supervisors in MPLS departments who are new to DPhil supervision, or new to supervising DPhil students at Oxford, are required to take the course. You can access it here. You will need your single sign on.

You are strongly encouraged to complete the course over multiple sessions, rather than in one sitting. You will need to complete all sections of the course before you can download a certificate of completion. 

Bespoke departmental supervision and practice sharing sessions

Some departments also organise briefing and discussion sessions for their supervisors, which are useful opportunities to update yourself on regulations and processes, and to share practice and discuss experiences. Please contact your Director of Graduate Studies to find out if your department is planning such a session.