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13. What should be included in the thesis proposal?

A general answer is only possible to a limited extent here. The thesis proposal should describe the proposed project and should demonstrate that the applicant is able to submit well-developed research proposals.

Basically, the thesis proposal should make the applicant’s research question clear and outline the steps that are necessary to answer it. It should also make clear which theoretical problems the research project addresses and which academic discourses it engages with. Furthermore, applicants should detail why the submitted question should be investigated in an academic text.