Whether you are applying for a self-funded or studentship you should follow the guidance below.View the guidance on how to write your Ph D by published work research proposal.A research proposal is a concise and coherent summary of your proposed research.
The proposal also helps us to match your research interest with an appropriate supervisor.
Regardless of whether you are applying for the MJur, MPhil or Ph D programmes, your research proposal should normally include the following information: 1.
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.
law reports, journal articles) are located (in the Law School’s library, Westlaw etc). We recognise that you are likely still developing your research topic.
If you plan to conduct field work or collect empirical data, you should provide details about this (e.g. We therefore recommend that you contact a member of our staff with appropriate expertise to discuss your proposed research.
Read a sample proposal from a successful application Birmingham Law School is home to a broad range of internationally excellent and world-leading legal academics, with a thriving postgraduate research community.
A key part of your application is your research proposal.
If there is a good fit between your proposed research and our research strengths, we will give you advice on a draft of your research proposal before you make a formal application.
For details of our staff and there areas of expertise please visit our staff pages.