Finding a Supervisor
The Kim Conelly Team
Although it does not constitute guaranteed admission, selecting a potential supervisor is very helpful in deciding on a course of study and structuring the Letter of Intent required for the application. Domestic MSc applicants can be accepted before finding a supervisor, but cannot register without one. Domestic PhD applicants are required to identify a supervisor and generate an outline of their project at the time of application. PhD applicants will not be accepted without a letter from the proposed supervisor confirming willingness to supervise and fund the applicant.
As part of the application, international students MUST have confirmation, in writing, from an IMS faculty member guaranteeing their willingness to supervise and fund the applicant. International applicants can also be funded by a recognized international funding agency or government scholarship from their home country.
How to Find a Supervisor
The IMS has over 500 active graduate faculty members conducting a wide variety of research activities. A supervisor must have an Associate Member appointment to supervise MSc students and participate on the Program Advisory Committee of any student. A supervisor must have a Full Member appointment to supervise a PhD student.
Many supervisors do not actively advertise student positions, but still accept students, so you may wish to review our Faculty Profiles using the Themes and Platforms Search Tool.
To find out more about graduate supervision visit the Quick Guide to Supervision.