A research proposal is intended to convince others that you have a worthwhile research project and that you have the competence and the work-plan to complete it.
Generally, a research proposal should contain all the key elements involved in the research process and include sufficient information for the readers to evaluate the proposed study.
Before writing your proposal, you should take time to reflect on the key questions that you are seeking to answer.
Many research proposals are too broad, so reflecting on your key research questions is a good way to make sure that your project is sufficiently narrow and feasible (i.e.
Whether you are applying for a self-funded or studentship you should follow the guidance below.
View the guidance on how to write your Ph D by published work research proposal.
Title This is just a tentative title for your intended research.
You will be able to revise your title during the course of your research if you are accepted for admission.
If there is a good fit between your proposed research and our research strengths, we will give you advice on a draft of your research proposal before you make a formal application.
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