Appointment of a supervisor and an associate supervisor for all candidatures is compulsory. The roles of these people will vary according to the project, supervisors' backgrounds and expertise and the needs of the student and full details of the time commitments and responsibilities of these people may be found in the University Graduate Studies Handbook.

Principal Supervisor: Takes responsibility for your candidature, oversees the direction and progress of the research, signs your Annual Progress Form and is the point of contact with the Faculty.

Associate Supervisor : Recommended as someone other than the supervisor that the candidate can turn to for advice, can act as supervisor when your principal supervisor is away, read reports and independently advise you whether your progress is at the appropriate rate.