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 2021/2022

Subject

Director of Studies

Parts and Terms

Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic

Dr D Pratt

 

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

Michaelmas

Classics

Dr M Leventhal*

Lent and Easter

Clinical Studies

Mr R J Davies

 

Computer Science

Professor R Harle

 

Economics

Dr M Ashby

 

Education

Dr Y Liu*

 

Engineering

Dr L Xu

Dr J Li

Prof W O'Neill

Dr M Crisp

Part IA

Part IB

Part IIA

Part IIB

English

Dr J O'Donoghue*

Dr L Mullen*

Part IA and Part IB

Part II

Geography

Dr M Bravo

Part IA

Part IB Lent and Easter

Part II

Geography

Dr A Ferraz de Oliveira

Part IB Michaelmas

History

Dr D Pratt

 

History of Art

Dr F Salmon*

Michaelmas and Lent

History of Art

Dr L Whelan

Easter

Human, Social & Political Sciences

Dr M Moreno Figueroa

 

Dr H Wydra*

Part I and Part II (Sociology)

Part II (Social Anthropology)

Part II (Politics & International Relations)

Land Economy

Dr F Sielker*

 

Law

Mr W Day

 

Ms J Page*

Dr B Plant

Part IA Michaelmas

Part II

Part IB and Erasmus

Part IA Lent and Easter

Law (LLM and MCL)

Dr B Plant

 

Linguistics

Prof I Roberts

 

Management Studies

Prof B Lambrecht*

 

Manufacturing Engineering

Prof W O'Neill

 

Mathematics

Dr S Demoulini

 

Medical Sciences

Prof N Coleman

 

Modern Languages

Dr J Cooper*

 

Music

Dr A Howard*

 

Natural Sciences (Biological)

Dr A Milton

Dr M Correia

Dr N Farahi

Dr D Scadden

Part IA, Part IB and Part II

Part IA, Part IB, Part II and Part III

Part IB and Part II

Part IB and Part II

Natural Sciences (Physical)

Prof Z Barber

 

Natural Sciences (Physics)

Prof C Haniff

Michaelmas and Lent

Natural Sciences (Physics)

Dr R Padman

Easter

Natural Sciences (Chemistry)

Dr P Barker

 

Natural Sciences (Geology)

Prof N Rawlinson

 

Natural Sciences (HPS)

Dr R Jennings*

 

Philosophy

Mr A Santoro*

Michaelmas

Philosophy

Dr M Dougherty*

Lent and Easter

Psychological & Behavioural Sciences

Dr A Milton

 

Theology

Rev'd Dr K Eyeons

 

Veterinary Medicine

Dr T Towers*