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Research

The information captured in this section is used to aid the assessment of your application and to provide you with a suitable supervisor in the event that you receive and meet the terms of your offer letter.

The requirements of the information needed within the research title and research summary fields vary from course to course. For information on what is required for the course you are applying for, check the Course Directory.

 

Research title

If your course requires that you upload a research proposal as a part of your supporting documents you must be specific with your research title, unless stated otherwise in the Course Directory.

However, if you are yet to decide on a research title and are not required to be specific as per the information provided in the Course Directory, please indicate the area you are most likely to research, being as specific as you can.

 

Research summary

This field should be used to provide a summary of your research proposal (if required), not the full research proposal. The information you provide here will be used to ensure that the correct person reviews your application; however, this may also form part of the academic assessment of your application.

If you are not required to upload a full research proposal as per the Course Directory, you should use this question to provide details of the area of study that you are most interested in researching.

If you are required to provide a full research proposal as per the Course Directory, you will be able to upload this as a part of your supporting documentation upon submission of your application via your Self Service account, but you should use this question to summarise your proposal.

If you are yet to decide on a specific research proposal and you are not required to provide specific detail as per the information about your course in the Course Directory, please provide details of the area you are most likely to research with as much detail as possible.

Your research summary can be pasted from an external source, such as Microsoft Word, but must be of your own writing.

If you have pasted text from an external source, please take care to check that your text was not cut off at the end; the character limits found within text boxes in the application form are hard limits, meaning that you cannot enter more characters than noted. If you paste more than this limit, only the maximum amount of characters will be pasted.

You are also given an approximate number of words within the character limit for guidance; please note that this is not a definitive and accurate number of words.

If you paste from an external source, the characters used may differ between the platforms. Character returns count as two characters in the Applicant Portal.

 

Research supervisor

If you have a specific academic in mind who you would like to be supervised by, use this field to indicate so. If you have multiple preferred supervisors, you may list more than one in this field.

Please note, by indicating a preferred supervisor you are not guaranteeing that they will become your supervisor. Supervisor requests will only be accommodated where possible based on availability and compatibilty with your research proposal.

This question is optional, so if you do not have a preferred supervisor, leave this field blank.

 

Research experience

If you have worked on a research project, either for your first degree or subsequently, please describe your work here. Your account should be intelligible to anyone who is not a specialist in your field.

If you have no such experience, leaving this blank will not prejudice your application.

If you have pasted text from an external source, please take care to check that your text was not cut off at the end; the character limits found within text boxes in the application form are hard limits, meaning that you cannot enter more characters than noted under the textbox. If you paste more than this limit, only the maximum amount of characters will be pasted.

 

 

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