Graduate School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
How to find a supervisor
This procedure is relevant for contract and external PhD candidates only.
As a prospective PhD candidate you have to find a supervisor, unless you have been offered a paid position at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FSW). Finding the right supervisor is a key element in the process of obtaining a doctorate. Within the FSW Graduate School you can conduct research in a wide range of subjects across the social and behavioural sciences, with five distinct PhD research areas offered by the Faculty's institutes.
Institute's research areas
Prospective supervisors can be found by searching the research areas of academic staff members on each Institute’s website:
Prospective PhD candidates should send an e-mail including their C.V. and research proposal to the staff member they would like to be their supervisor.
Composition of the supervision team
As a rule, a PhD supervision team consists of two or three supervisors. Supervision can involve scholars from different institutes, faculties, and universities. For additional information, please check the PhD guide FSW.