Finding a Research Topic

If you are new to research, getting to a research topic and subsequently designing the project may be a daunting task. Ideally, your research project ought to be something you are deeply interested in, has good potential to yield impactful outcomes, and can realistically be completed within the practical constraints (time and other resources) of either a Master’s or PhD degree.

Once you have determined your area or topic of interest, take some time to explore our Directory of Expertise to look up academic staff whose research interests align with yours. They could be your potential postgraduate supervisor. Initiate communication by email with them – discuss your idea and further develop it into a viable research project, and you will have your research proposal ready.

Check out the list of active research projects currently looking for candidates.