The research project timeline
A research project should meet the following targets.
|September – January (Year 2)||
|February (Year 2)||
|March – April (Year 2)||
|May – June – September (Year 2)||
|October (Year 2)||
|May (Year 3)||
Structure of the research proposal
- A title that clearly conveys the theme of the research project.
- A main research question that will be the focus of the research project.
- An explanation of why the research topic is important.
- A brief literature review of reading around the subject.
- A proposed methodology for answering the research question.
- Time scheduled for the research project.
What is the research cycle?
A research project should follow this cycle.
Student research approval and COVID-19
In March 2020, the Health Research Authority (HRA) and devolved administrations announced their decision to stop reviewing applications for individual undergraduate and master’s student projects to create capacity for urgent COVID-19 research. From 1 September 2021, the HRA have introduced new eligibility criteria for standalone student research.