A Director of Studies and at least one
(second) supervisor from the University will conduct your research supervision.
Often, an external supervisor is also involved.
Your supervisors will act as personal
tutors, helping you to clarify your initial objectives, structure your research
and develop supplementary skills. They also advise on subject reading, relevant
taught courses, research seminars and workshops.
Support whenever you need it
Academic support and guidance is
constantly available, whether you work individually or as part of a team. There
are regular research tutorials, plus seminars and meetings with research
students, staff and guest speakers.
Collaborations with external partners
If you're working in partnership with an
external organisation, you may be jointly supervised by academics from
Middlesex University and the collaborating partner.
Where collaboration is involved, you should
ensure that from the outset the responsibilities for provision of fees,
equipment and any other resources are fully understood and accepted by the
Please note that the university has fixed intake terms (October/January) and all applications for the October 2016 intake should be submitted to Research Admissions before the end of July to allow time for assessment and other formalities.
The BUSINESS SCHOOL has decided to close recruitment for the October intake on the 15th July 2016. All applications received after the deadline will be considered for the January 2017 intake.
Middlesex University accepts research proposals in the following disciplinary areas:
School of Art and Design
School of Media and Performing Art
Art and Design
School of Science and Technology
Environmental & Public Health
Accounting and Finance
Management (incl. Human Resource, Management Innovation & Enterprise)
Business (incl. Marketing, Tourism)
School of Law
School of Health and Education
Institute for Work Based Learning
To undertake a programme that is linked with your professional area of work
How to write a research proposal
As part of your application, you will need to provide a research proposal. In this, you identify the area of research that interests you. You will also need to prove that you can develop a way of studying and make an original contribution, bearing in mind that a research degree can take up to seven years to complete.
Your proposal should be three to four pages of A4 and should include the following:
a working title;
a general outline of your intended research area including a brief mention of work already carried out in the field;
the central research question(s) of your proposal;
a discussion of your proposed research methodologies such as empirical investigation, practical work, interviews, analysis;
an indication of the principal issues, problems, controversies, ethical issues, models and theories raised in your thesis;
a list of sources (or kinds of sources) which you intend to consult;
a brief bibliography.
Research proposals usually identify a gap in the literature, which you intend to fill. In your proposal, you should demonstrate that you have found an issue that needs to be investigated and the reasons why you feel it is important.
Applications for the School of Science and Technology's Department of Computer Science
The Computer Science department have fixed entry terms – January; May and October. Next available start term is in October 2016. Deadline for applications is the 15th May 2016. Please visit the Computer Science website's application guidelines before applying.