Writing your MScR research proposal
Guidance on how to write your MScR research proposal.
How to write your research proposal
As part of the application process, all candidates must submit a research proposal. This should be no longer than 2 pages of A4 and should give a brief but clear description of:
- The proposed research topic and its aims
The relevance of the proposed research to current work
The proposed methodology
The probable resource requirements of the project (indication only)
Why this topic is of interest to you in terms of your experience to date
We welcome proposals on a topic you have devised yourself or on research relating to one of our specialist research themes.
You may feel that you would like to discuss the topic with a probable prospective supervisor. You can find more information on staff and their research interests on our Supervisors and Topics pages.
Template form for your Research Proposal
All applicants for a PhD or MSc by Research are required to submit a research proposal as part of their application. Applicants must use the template form below for their research proposal. This research proposal should then be submitted online as part of your application. Please use Calibri size 11 font size and do not change the paragraph spacing (single, with 6pt after each paragraph) or the page margins.
You may also find the follow resources useful:
How to Write a Good Research Proposal PDF
Once you are ready to apply you can do so via the University of Edinburgh Degree Finder pages for Education or Sport.
Education and Sport (PhD, MScR) - degree finder page
Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences (PhD) - degree finder page