How to Write A Dissertation Proposal? Explained With Perfect Samples

How to Write A Dissertation Proposal? Explained With Perfect Samples
July 13, 2020
Author : Jeffery

I overheard this while at my campus during my Uni years, “Finish your dissertation before it finishes you” and found it a rather honest statement while safely assuming that the writer of this quip was writing a dissertation proposal himself and thus has delicately summed up the pain of every doctoral scholar working to curate an original research project.

Every PhD graduate including myself will confess to going true bonkers whilst figuring out a suitable Dissertation Proposal, without which you can’t even begin to prepare your hypothesis.

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The truth remains that as a PhD or a Masters scholar at the top university in the UK you want to bring about a larger than life change through your research but before you can even begin, you need to churn out and convince a staunch academic committee to approve your dissertation proposal but massive confusion prevails over logical thinking; especially in absence of effective mentoring.

Should you be showcasing your thesis proposal in a presentation? How to start the introduction of your dissertation proposal?

A million questions, I went through while preparing for my final doctorate assignment and it is true in my experience when I say that “Google, Wikipedia, piles, and piles of academic resources and my peers did not help me.” I for one went ahead and took professional assistance from one of the best dissertation writing services in the UK and here’s what I learnt…

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Your dissertation proposal sets the tone of your singular subjective research which is de-facto (believe me when I tell you this) one of the most important papers that you will write during your academic life. Once you are through with thorough scientific evidence and present your research project AKA dissertation report, then begins your actual academia life of furthering your hypothesis with real-world implications. It is only after achieving this that you can now stand shoulder to shoulder with inventors and thinkers and strut around in the intellectual alleys of wisdom.

But there’s a catch and a big one at that.

Your dissertation proposal needs to first be approved by the research committee of your university.

How do you write an irrefutable Masters or a PhD dissertation proposal?

The answer is simple. Prepare Well and follow these steps.

Step 1  - Clarity of your Research Question

Present a valid question, a relevant problem that you need to resolve with your research. Before presenting your proposal, self evaluate it through a set of questions, “How scalable will be my research outcome?” “Is my thesis argument reasonable enough to test” The research committee of your university will weigh your proposal foremost on the clarity of your research objective.

Step 2  - A Valid Hypothesis

Barring exceptions in a few cases of theoretical physics, every research discipline must present a hypothesis that can be tested without spending a billion dollars. It is genuine labour lost if your diligent research fails to present a robust conclusion.  Almost like planting a seed that will never bear flowers or fruit.

Step 3 – Finally be prepared to test it

A popular reason why most dissertation proposals are rejected even after taking care of the first two steps is that a student fails to provide a clear methodology on how the hypothesis will be tested. Your argument based on your original research is no good if it can’t be tested reasonably.

3 easy steps, that’s all it will take to write my dissertation proposal? You ask.

Well! It’s easier said than done. To envision something and finally deliver it by simply following written advice is difficult. Let me show you some good dissertation samples to bring about more clarity in the subject.

Dissertation Proposal Samples; What do they look like?

Sample #1

Dissertation Proposal Sample#1

How to structure a Dissertation Proposal? The whats and whys

When taking a cue from a sample, it is better to use examples of dissertation proposals that are from the same academic topics or subjects. Although the structure is almost universal; it differs in cases of technical and non-technical disciplines.

Let’s start writing your dissertation proposal

  • Project Title  

Choose a clear title to inform your readers that what questions will you attempt to answer through your research.

  • Proposal Introduction

1. Question Statement –

A crystal clear objective about the problem you are seeking to resolve.

2. Its Importance –

Stating why the problem needs to be resolved. Explain its prevalence and impact on the world. The more scalable your solution is; the better.

3. Research Methodology –

How are you going to approach your research? What method will you use to collect original evidence?

  • Research Goals  

Write about the primary objective of your research project in the most clinically precise way.

  • The standard Literature Review

1. Present a critique of the relevant literature resources that you have used to present your case. Briefly define your findings derived from the literature analysis

2. Further, extend your critique to establish the gaps in the current research that you will be completing. Explain how your research will supplement the existing literature on your chosen topic.

3. To write a good literature review, it is advisable to choose a topic that you are knowledgeable about. This part of your dissertation proposal will play a major role in convincing the committee that you are suitably qualified to research with desired success.

  • Research Methodology

How are you going to approach your research project? What devices will you use to collect data? Are you going to use specific tools and techniques? Elaborate on your methods and make it sound sincere to impress the research committee.

  • References and Citations: Bibliography

1. This part of your proposal should mention in detail all the resources that you have deployed or wish to use to complete your research. It is important here to follow the reference style guidelines of the University, in most cases an APA or MLA style of referencing is accepted. Ensure to collect from valid and latest peer-review journals that are best suited to your topic.

2. The purpose of Bibliography is not only to avoid plagiarism. The optimum use of resources or potential citations reflects on the scope of your research praxis and the academic committee needs to be sure that you have a profound capacity to research and deduce from the academic data.

Let’s take a look at another Dissertation Proposal sample

Sample #2

Dissertation Proposal Sample#2

Today, I stand to have completed my academic journey with reasonable success, and as a professional academic writer with My Assignment Services UK, I have provided assignment help to scores of students from well-known universities in the UK such as King’s College, Leeds, and Oxford to name a few. I sincerely hope that my tips will resolve some if not all of your queries about writing a winning dissertation proposal. Here’s a list of assignment help services in the UK that you can avail from us:

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