Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free

Overview

Learn how to write an excellent research proposal for a postgraduate application

A carefully prepared and thorough research proposal is usually crucial for applications for advanced or doctoral study, and can provide the launchpad for the first stages of that postgraduate study.

This online course will give you the awareness, skills and tools to write a well thought-out and achievable research proposal, helping you improve the quality of your postgraduate applications. It will also give you a taste of the self-study required in postgraduate doctoral research.

The course focuses on Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, but much of the content is relevant to all disciplines.

What topics will you cover?

  • Introduction to doctoral research
  • Funding your study
  • Defining the problem and writing a research question
  • Writing a literature review
  • Research design and methodology
  • How to construct your proposal

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

This course has been created primarily for postgraduate research applicants, but it might also be useful for those who want to learn more about developing well-founded and challenging research bids for purposes other than postgraduate research degrees.

Who developed the course?

University of Leicester

The University of Leicester is a leading research led university with a strong tradition of excellence in teaching. It is consistently ranked amongst the top 20 universities in the United Kingdom.