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.

Directors of Studies for 2019/2020

Subject

Director of Studies

Terms and parts

Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic

Dr D Pratt

Prof R Love*

Michaelmas and Easter

Lent

Archaeology

Dr D Viejo-Rose*

 

Architecture

Mr A Mooradian*

 

Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Dr B Steger

 

Chemical Engineering

Dr K Yunus

 

Classics

Dr F Sheffield

Dr P Millett

Prelim to Part IA, Part IA and Part IB

Part II

Clinical Studies

Mr J Davies*

 

Computer Science

Dr R Harle

 

Economics

Mr J Simons

TBA

Part I

Part IIA and Part IIB

Education

Dr Y Liu*

 
Engineering

Prof W O'Neill

Part IA and Manufacturing Engineering

 

Dr M Crisp

Part IB

 

Dr J Li

Dr L Xu

Part IIA Michaelmas

Part IIA Lent and Easter

 

Dr J Li

Dr M Crisp

Part IIB Michaelmas

Part IIB Lent and Easter

English

Dr S Kennedy

Prelim to Part I and Part I

 

Dr L Mullen*

Part II

Geography

Dr A Ferraz de Oliveira

Prof W Adams

Dr M Bravo

Part IA and Part IB

Part II Michaelmas

Part II Lent and Easter

History

Dr D Pratt

Dr N Mora-Sitja

Michaelmas and Easter

Lent

History of Art

Dr F Salmon*

 

Human, Social & Political Sciences

Dr M Moreno Figueroa

Part I and Part II (Sociology)

 

Dr J Webster

Part II (Social Anthropology)

 

Dr H Wydra*

Part II (Politics & International Relations)

Land Economy

Prof J McCombie

 

Law

Mr W Day*

Dr B Plant

Part IA Michaelmas

Part IA Lent and Easter

 

Ms J Varzaly*

Part IB

 

Mr W Day*

Part II

Law (LLM and MCL)

Ms J Varzaly*

 

Linguistics

Prof I Roberts

 

Management Studies

Prof B Lambrecht*

 

Mathematics

Dr S Demoulini

 

Medical Sciences

Prof N Coleman

 

Modern Languages

Dr I R James

 

Music

Dr A Howard*

Miss L Denby [From 20 Oct to 4 Nov]

 

Natural Sciences (Biological)

Dr A Milton

Dr M Correia

Dr E Nisbet

 

 

Natural Sciences (Physical)

Prof Z Barber

 

Natural Sciences (Physics)

Prof C Haniff

 

Natural Sciences (Chemistry)

Dr P Barker

 

Natural Sciences (Geology)

Prof N Rawlinson

 

Natural Sciences (HPS)

Dr R Jennings*

 

Philosophy

Miss C Pellò*

 

Psychological & Behavioural Sciences

Dr A Milton

 

Theology

Rev'd Dr K Eyeons

 

Veterinary Medicine

Mrs J Pearson*