what research has been done to date) and any recent debates on the subject.
You need to reference this in the same way as you would do if you were writing an essay e.g.
A chapter on proposal structure, part of a longer work on designing and writing a proposal. Use the links to the other chapters to help with different stages of your proposal work.
Preparing your research proposal is the important first step to becoming a postgraduate research student at the School of Law.
The focus of your proposal will be slightly different depending on whether you wish to do a Ph D or an LLM by research, but the principles of what to include and who to contact for advice are the same.
Before you write your detailed research proposal, you may wish to contact a member of our research staff with knowledge of the subject area.
They who should be able to advise you whether or not your proposed topic is feasible. If you are not sure who is the best person to contact, an initial enquiry can be made to our Postgraduate Administrator, Susan Holmes.
A proposal for an LLM by research or a Ph D should normally be between 5 words.
The first from our Student Learning, and the second from Massey, outline the basic steps needed for a successful proposal.
The third is a longer guide from the University of Sydney with examples of model proposals for both the Sciences and Social Sciences.