You and Your Supervisor
At Cranfield we place great importance on supervision and the relationship a student has with his or her supervisor.
The relationship is intended to be a stimulating and fruitful partnership, in which the supervisor provides guidance on the nature of research and the standards expected, and the student develops as a competent researcher, fully utilising the wide range of resources available within the School.
To consider you for our programme we need to identify an appropriate supervisor for you – one who naturally has expertise in your chosen field and with whom you can expect to develop a good, working relationship.
For this reason, we expect candidate and supervisor to have had several discussions – and ideally meetings at Cranfield – as part of the selection process. These normally take place after the candidate's application has been considered, and a potential supervisor identified. Only when there have been these informal exchanges, and the research project has been agreed, will we shortlist candidates for formal interview.