Applicants are required to enclose with their application an outline of their proposed research, setting out their objectives and proposed methodology. Before offering a place the Department will need to be satisfied that the proposal is one that can be undertaken satisfactorily by the candidate and that it can provide an appropriate supervisor. The proposal should be in a Land Economy related area and applicants are advised to review the research interests of the Department’s academic staff in order to ensure their work is in line with the Department’s expertise. The Department will not provide applicants with suggestions for possible research topics.
Examiners of the dissertation are required to satisfy themselves that:
- the dissertation is clearly written;
- it takes account of previously published work on the subject; and
- it represents a contribution to learning.