The following advice provides prospective research students with guidance on what they should expect from the interview process. This will help both the interviewer(s) and the interviewee to get as much out of the process as possible.
An interview will be offered once the Director of Post Graduate Research and your potential supervisor have reviewed your application and wish to gather further information before taking a final decision. The interview is normally conducted by your potential supervisors.
Candidates should expect critical discussion relating to their research proposal. In general, you should be able to demonstrate understanding of areas that might include:
You may also be asked about your future professional goals. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions and are encouraged to do so. One of the most important messages for prospective research students to convey in their interviews is their enthusiasm for, and interest in, their proposed research project.
At your convenience, interviews can take place in person, by telephone or via video-conferencing, depending on your location and facilities that are available to you. Interviews typically last between 30 and 60 minutes.