Throughout the proposal you need to demonstrate an awareness of the academic literature around the project itself and the question you have set; this means defining the intellectual landscape that you want to work and intervene within.
You also need to show that you’ve given some thought about how you’ll use the time period for your studies.
You should include an outline of the various stages and corresponding time lines for developing and implementing the research, including writing up your thesis.
For full-time study your research should be completed within three years, with writing up completed in the fourth year of registration.
If relevant, you should also outline the kind of materials you will work with, what you are going to make and/or create, and how they connect.
One of the most important things to do is to make sure you put forward your case in clear and accessible terms.
A key part of your application is your research proposal.
Whether you are applying for a self-funded or studentship you should follow the guidance below.