A key part of your application is your research proposal.
Whether you are applying for a self-funded or studentship you should follow the guidance below.
It’s also an opportunity for your potential supervisor to assess your suitability for Ph D study, and whether you’re able to communicate your ideas clearly and concisely.
We’ve put together a brief guide to help you write your research proposal.
For part-time study your research should be completed within six years, with writing up completed by the eighth year.
This guide is intended to help you organize and write a quality academic research paper.Depending on the discipline, a tight proposal is often best achieved by having a clear hypothesis or research objective and by structuring the research proposal in terms of an important problem to be solved or fascinating question to be answered.Make sure to include the ways in which you intend to approach the solution. The more diverse opinion and criticism you receive on your proposal the better suited it will be for a multi-disciplinary audience.Also included are recommendations regarding how to manage specific course assignments.Note that, if you have specific questions about how to write a research paper, you should always seek advice from your professor before you begin.Instead of treating your proposal as a final, binding document, think of it as a flexible way to plan an exciting (but feasible) project that you would like to pursue.Your research proposal is the most important part of your Ph D application.Make sure that your proposal fits the criteria of the competition.Based on the total length of the proposal, decide whether you will have headings/subheadings and what they will be (e.g., Introduction, Background Material, Methodology, and so on).View the guidance on how to write your Ph D by published work research proposal.You are encouraged to contact us to discuss the availability of supervision in your area of research before you make a formal application, by visiting our areas of research.