Information for supervisors

The Birkbeck Graduate Research School (BGRS) provides essential information and guidance to support supervisors. 

THE MPHIL/PHD APPLICATION PROCESS 

BIRKBECK EXPERTS' DATABASE 

  • Prospective MPhil/PhD research students can search the Experts' Database for potential supervisors. 
  • If you need to amend or update your details on the Experts' Database, please contact your departmental PGR administrator and/or team leader, or, if you're unsure who to contact, get in touch with the BGRS

STUDENTSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • The BGRS maintains a list of current Birkbeck PhD studentship opportunities which includes an overview of PhD studentship funding at Birkbeck. 
  • If you have a PhD studentship opportunity that you would like to highlight, or which you would like to advertise, please contact us

MPHIL/PHD SUPERVISION AND THE SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP

IMPORTANT MPHIL/PHD STUDENT POLICIES AND REGULATIONS

RESEARCH TRACK

  • Research Track is a centrally accessible system supporting postgraduate research student activities at Birkbeck. Further information about Research Track is available on the BGRS Moodle site.
  • As a supervisor, you can view details of your current Birkbeck PhD students on Research Track. To do this you should log in to My Birkbeck for Staff, look for the blue container titled ‘Research Track’ and select ‘My Research Students’. 

BGRS Moodle site  

  • MPhil/PhD students and supervisors can access the BGRS Moodle site (please contact the BGRS if you can't), which includes: 
    • highlighted information for new research students 
    • a detailed overview of training and professional development available to research students 
    • lecture capture, slides and handouts from BGRS training sessions 
    • details of Birkbeck Postgraduate Research Student (PGR) Reps 
    • a summary of careers and employability resources for research students 
    • information about potential funding sources for current PhD students 
    • information about internships, teaching and demonstrating opportunities 
    • video resources and other useful information.  

Training for supervisors

Vitae resources for supervisors 

the PhD examination process