Supervising a doctorate

Vitae member content iconAdvice and guidance - particularly useful if you are new to supervising doctoral candidates or wish to re-visit your roles and responsibilities.

Supervision requires you to be a combination of guide, mentor, information-source, coach and inspiration. In return, you will see your doctoral candidates grow into competent researchers and develop as individuals.


Every Researcher Counts

Every Researcher Counts

Ensuring that all doctoral researchers are well supported in their doctoral programme.

Supporting disabled doctoral researchers

Understanding disability in the context of research

Part-time researcher


Distance learning

Professional doctorates

Doctoral degree policies and initiatives

Doctoral degree policies and initiatives

Common aims for doctoral programmes in Europe

The doctorate worldwide

QAA Quality Code for Higher Education - Chapter B11: Research degrees.

Bologna Process

UK Researcher development initiatives

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)