Research Proposal Format – Universiti of Putra Malaysia

Universiti Putra Malaysia

In preparing the research proposal for the purpose of the application, applicants are advised to observe the following format:


Write a tentative title. It must be precise and concise (Maximum 15 words).

Problem or Hypothesis

State precisely and clearly what you intend to investigate (Maximum 100 words).

Review of Related Literature

Write a critical summary and an assessment of the current state of knowledge or current state of the art in the intended area of investigation (Maximum 500 words).

Procedure or Method

Briefly describe how you plan to investigate the problem you have identified. Your description may consist of an outline of research techniques or procedures (Maximum 500 words).

Selected Bibliography

List a representative sample (no more than 10) of the primary bibliographic sources you plan to use in your thesis.  Provide full citations for each source listed.


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