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Nominating a supervisor and interviews

Nominating a supervisor

To speed up the review process it is preferable, for both PhD and MPhil, to name a supervisor on the Applicant Portal. Applicants are welcome to consult the staff pages to find a good fit of supervisor.


Interviews

The Department of Sociology has implemented a policy of interviewing candidates before final acceptance by the Department into our MPhil and PhD programmes. These interviews, usually conducted by the prospective supervisor, are intended to further assess the information from the written application to ensure that candidates are indeed well suited to flourish in our graduate programmes.

Topics to be covered in interviews will vary depending on such things as the nature of particular candidates’ proposed research projects and their particular academic backgrounds. Candidates need not prepare for these interviews but should anticipate a discussion pertaining to their research proposal and preparation for graduate study in the Department. These interviews also give candidates an opportunity to ask any questions they may have about the University, Department or course.

Interviews can be conducted over the phone or Skype if a candidate is unable to attend in person.

For more information on the application process please also read our FAQ page.

 

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