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Applying & Funding

Postgraduate Study in MMLL


Writing an MPhil Research Proposal

Your MPhil research proposal should be approximately one page in length.

  1. Your research proposal should clearly articulate what you want to research and why. It should indicate a proposed approach to your given field of study. It should nevertheless retain sufficient flexibility to accommodate any changes you need to make as your research progresses.
  2. You should try to show how your postgraduate plans emerge from your undergraduate work and may move it on.
  3. You should try to show how your proposed research will build on existing knowledge or address any gaps or shortcomings.  You should accordingly mention existing scholarship, if necessary with certain qualifications – (eg. ‘Smith has written extensively on the theatre of Pirandello, but fails to mention…).
  4. Identify a potential Supervisor.