Each student is allocated a Director of Studies (DoS) who is responsible for their academic work and progress in a particular subject, as well as their general welfare.

Undergraduates and some postgraduates are required to see their Director of Studies, either individually or as a group, at the start and end of each Term to discuss their studies and progress.

Throughout the academic year, Directors of Studies monitor academic progression via students' supervision reports on the Cambridge Colleges' Online Reporting System for Supervisions (CamCORS) and self-assessment questionnaires. If deemed necessary, students are warned when studies are being neglected.

Directors of Studies act in an advisory capacity by suggesting subject options, lecture courses, seminars and practical classes where relevant. Career advice is also provided, which is particularly important with regard to Law and Medicine because of the formal requirements for these professions.

Furthermore, an essential part of the role is to guide students as to paper choice in examinations, the checking of entries on the Cambridge Student Information System (CamSIS) and, at the end of the year, discussing examination results. References are written as and when requests are received.

Every August, in preparation for the new academic year, Directors of Studies provide introductory material and reading lists which are posted online for new students. On arrival, Directors of Studies meet with Freshers to explain in detail the teaching system and supervisions which will be arranged for them.

The majority of Directors of Studies are Fellows of the College, but in some subjects the Director of Studies is attached to another College, Department or Faculty. These are denoted by an asterisk in the full list of current Directors of Studies below.

Subject

Director of Studies

Terms and parts

Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic

Dr D Pratt

 

Architecture

Dr E So*

 

Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Dr B Steger

 

Chemical Engineering

Dr K Yunus

 

Classics

Dr P Millett

 

Clinical Studies

Mr J Davies*

 

Computer Science

Dr R Harle

Dr G Jenkinson*

Michaelmas and Lent

Easter

Economics

Dr A Morris

 

Education

Dr Y Liu*

 
Engineering

Dr L Xu

Part IA

 

Dr J Li

Part IB

 

Prof W O'Neill

Part IIA and Manufacturing Engineering

 

Dr M Crisp

Part IIB

English

Dr S Kennedy

Prelim to Part I and Part I

 

Dr E Jones

Part II

Geography

Prof W Adams

Michaelmas

 

Dr M Bravo

Lent and Easter

History

Dr D Pratt

 

History of Art

Dr F Salmon*

 

Human, Social & Political Sciences

Dr M Moreno Figueroa

Part II (Sociology and Social Anthropology), Part I

 

Dr J Stock

Part II (Archaeology and Bio Anthropology)

 

Dr H Wydra*

Part II (Politics & International Relations)

Land Economy

Professor J McCombie

 

Law

Miss A Goymour

Part IA

 

Mr T Hawker-Dawson

Part IB

 

Mr L Shmilovits

Part II

Law (LLM and MCL)

Mr L Shmilovits

 

Linguistics

Professor A Ledgeway

 

Management Studies

Professor B Lambrecht*

 

Mathematics

Dr S Demoulini

 

Medical Sciences

Professor N Coleman

 

Modern Languages

Dr I R James

 

Music

Dr A Howard*

 

Natural Sciences (Biological)

Dr M Correia

Dr N Farahi and Dr A Holding

Michaelmas

Lent and Easter

 

Dr A Milton

 

Natural Sciences (Physical)

Professor Z Barber

 

Natural Sciences (Physics)

Professor C Haniff

 

Natural Sciences (Chemistry)

Dr M Housden

 

Natural Sciences (Geology)

Prof N Rawlinson

 

Natural Sciences (HPS)

Dr R Jennings*

 

Philosophy

Dr M Tomalin

 

Psychological & Behavioural Sciences

Dr A Milton

 

Theology

Rev'd Dr K Eyeons

 

Veterinary Medicine

Mrs J Pearson*