You should include a brief overview of the general area of study within which your proposed research falls, summarising the current state of knowledge and recent debates on the topic.
This will allow you to demonstrate a familiarity with the relevant field as well as the ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Research Questions The proposal should set out the central aims and questions that will guide your research.
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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The proposal is the most important document that you submit as part of the application process.
It gives you an opportunity to demonstrate that you have the aptitude for graduate level research, for example, by demonstrating that you have the ability to communicate complex ideas clearly, concisely and critically.
Use headings, lists, and visuals to make reading and cross-reference easy.
And employ a concrete and precise style to show that you have chosen a feasible idea and can put it into action.
Read a sample proposal from a successful application Birmingham Law School is home to a broad range of internationally excellent and world-leading legal academics, with a thriving postgraduate research community.
A key part of your application is your research proposal.