Guidance for structured literature review and project proposal with section word limits.
For each section, summary guidance on the type of information needed is provided. You are strongly
advised to clearly arrange your work according to the structure provided below. The total word count
excluding cover sheet and references should not exceed 1500 words.
1. Title (20 words maximum)
Give a succinct title to describe your proposed work. It can be a statement or in the form of a question.
2. Introduction and relevance (250 words maximum)
Explain why the subject you are proposing is relevant to the degree programme you are studying. Why is
it an interesting and relevant topic? Is it a current/topical issue? Is there a need to explore the topic
further? Do you have any personal interest/motivation?
3. Key research (500 words maximum)
What is known already about the subject that you are proposing? What are the key studies that have
been done in the area? Show that you are up-to-date with the latest knowledge in the area. This can
include research in closely allied areas to your own topic if the research in your own topic is sparse. Ifthere is a lot of existing research in the area then you will need to be highly selective in what you choose
Return on Investment – Education FundingDevelop a three- to five-page analysis (excluding the title and reference pages) on the projected return on investment for your college education and projected future employment. This analysis will consist of two parts.Part 1: Describe how and why you made the decision to pursue an