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Your research proposal is a key requirement of your research study.

Your enrolment and candidature depend on it.

It needs to be:

Due dates

From your commencement date, you must submit your research proposal within:

  • full-time master's by research - 4 months
  • part-time master's by research - 8 months
  • full-time PhD - 6 months
  • part-time PhD - 9 months.

Special requirements

You need to submit your research proposal with your application for candidature if you are:

For more information, refer to regulations governing research higher degrees.

Proposal coversheet

Your research proposal also needs a coversheet: