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HDR Research Proposal

It is a requirement of the Faculty of Business, Government and Law that you prepare a research proposal as part of your application for a Research Degree.

The research proposal is a vital part of your application. Alongside the proposal, your qualifications and referee reports will decide on your capability to do research.

Research proposals for PhD courses are expected to be at an advanced level. In many cases, after you are admitted and commence your PhD you will change your proposal as you talk with your supervisor and read more about your research area. Applicants for a Professional Doctorate or Masters by research course would normally be expected to further develop their research proposal as part of their candidature.

Make sure it is a scholarly document and include references and a bibliography. Talk to friends and colleagues at home and abroad who have done a research degree or who know your research area.

You can find help in writing your research proposal on the Future Research Students page

Please complete the Faculty of Business, Government and Law proposal template below.

BGL Research Degree Proposal (195.8 KB MS Word Document)