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Academic guidance and support

2. The research project
ByStan Taylor

Unless the research project is predetermined, supervisors will have a role in advising candidates about their choice of topic and then assisting them to produce a research proposal and plan and gain ethical approval. Irrespective of the discipline, supervisors will need to ensure that candidates have, or can acquire, the subject-specific knowledge and skills necessary for them to undertake their research projects.