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MMN224938 ; Masters Research Project(MRP)

University

Glasgow Caladonian University

Subject

Masters Research Project

Module Code

MMN224938
MMN224938 ; Masters Research Project(MRP)

Appendix C: Guide to Layout of Proposal
PRELIMINARIES*
A Title Page: detailing the title of the Proposal, the name of the student and
programme of study, word count and the submission date.
Abstract: short summary of the study.
Acknowledgements: thanks to those who supported you.
Declaration: Please download the declaration form in the MPR module site on from
GCU Learn and insert a completed and signed form after the title page in your
Proposal.
A Contents Page: Detailing content headings and page numbers, and list of
appendices and page numbers.
SECTIONS
 Introduction
o Research Background
o Aim and Objectives
 Literature Review
 Methodological Framework
 Planning and Critical Analysis
 Reference List
Reference list should follow the Harvard Referencing System (Alphabetical Listing)
with all sources cited in the text. You do not need to include a bibliography.
APPENDICES
Well-presented collection of any relevant supplementary material where appropriate.
Appendices should be sequentially numbered, labelled and referenced appropriately
in the text.
*The Preliminaries, charts, and List of References are NOT included in the
word count.
See GCU Learn for template and sample preliminaries.

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Appendix D: Template for Proposal Front Cover

TITLE OF PROPOSAL – NO MORE THAN TWO LINES

YOUR NAME

MATRICULATION NUMBER

Research Proposal
[1,500 words]

MSc International Marketing

March 2022

Glasgow School for Business and Society

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Appendix E: Topic Selection Form
MASTERS RESEARCH TOPIC SELECTION FORM
advance.

Name of Student:
Date:
Programme of Study:
Proposed title of topic:
Proposal Outline (1,000-1,500 words)
PLEASE COMPLETE AND E-MAIL THIS FORM TO Module Leader.
Dr Pauline Bell, MS204 [email protected]

PRELIMINARIES*
Front Cover: including Title of the Project (in capital letters); Student’s name;
Student’s matriculation number: the statement ‘Submitted in partial fulfilment of the
requirements of [your programme], Glasgow Caledonian University’; Date (see
template Appendix I).
First page: include the following completed and signed declaration:
 ‘This project is my own original work and has not been submitted elsewhere
in fulfilment of the requirements of this or any other award. In accordance with
academic referencing conventions, due acknowledgement has been given to
the work of others.’
 Please also indicate the final word count on this page.
Abstract: up to one page summary of the study.
Table of Contents: detail the content headings and page numbers, and list of
appendices and page numbers.
List of Tables: sequentially numbered list of tables with titles and page numbers.
List of Figures: sequentially numbered list of figures with titles and page numbers.
List of Abbreviations: explanation of acronyms used in the Project.
Glossary of Terms: where appropriate, explain any jargon or terms used.
Acknowledgements: thanks to those who provided support and guidance.
SECTIONS
 Introduction
 Literature Review
 Methodological/Theoretical Framework
 Analysis and Findings
 Conclusions (and Recommendations if appropriate)
Reference List: should follow the Harvard Referencing System (Alphabetical
Listing) with all sources cited in the text. You do not need to include a bibliography.