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PhD supervisor: more than one supervisor (UK)

  1. Dec 23, 2013 #1
    I'm just applying to PhDs at the moment and some projects have two or even three supervisors!
    What do you guys think about this? I thought it was normal to have only one!

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  3. Dec 23, 2013 #2


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    I don't have UK-specific experience, but first you have to see if those additional supervisors are just official supervisors (=they discuss your progress once or twice a year and read your final thesis), supervisors for different parts of the thesis (=you work a while with SV1 and a while with SV2), actual supervisors you'll talk to frequently the whole time. The last two categories can be inofficial supervisors as well. And those "supervisor types" can be mixed in arbitrary ways.
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