References Include citations for texts you have used to support your arguments and provide a bibliography at the end of your research proposal.
You need to think about dividing your research into sections and indicate how you plan to write up each section.
Bibliography Include a bibliography, which lists the books and articles, you have referred to in the proposal.
Extra information Some of these sections will be easier to write than others at this preliminary stage.
The selectors who read your proposal know that it is a provisional statement and that your ideas, questions, and approaches will change during the course of your research.
Methodology You must show how you will carry out the research and analyse your findings.
Include potential sources, how data will be collected, and any difficulties there may be in conducting your research.
Explain how your proposed research relates to existing work in the field, and how it will contribute new findings to research.
Methods Show how you plan to carry out your research and include information about: Timetable Provide a timeline, including the time it takes to analyse your data and write your final thesis.
For more information visit the School of English Timetable Set out your timescale for completing your study.
Bibliography Include a bibliography, which lists the books and articles you have referred to in the proposal.