Examples of the thesis titles of some of our current and recent research students can be seen on our Current Projects page. Abstract The proposal should include a concise statement of your intended research of no more than 100 words.
This may be a couple of sentences setting out the problem that you want to examine or the central question that you wish to address. Research Context You should explain the broad background against which you will conduct your research.
It will most likely change extensively during the first several months of your Ph D programme.
Nevertheless, at the stage of application it is an essential document that helps evaluators make their decision in relation to your application.
one that is likely to be completed with the normal period for a MJur, MPhil or Ph D degree).
You might find it helpful to prioritize one or two main questions, from which you can then derive a number of secondary research questions.
A research proposal is a concise and coherent summary of your proposed research.
It sets out the central issues or questions that you intend to address.
It outlines the general area of study within which your research falls, referring to the current state of knowledge and any recent debates on the topic.
It also demonstrates the originality of your proposed research.