The purpose of a Thesis Advisory Committee meeting is to provide a consultative process for the student and to ensure that:
- The quantity and quality of the proposal is appropriate in that it
defines the scope of the thesis
- It demonstrates that the student is
prepared to undertake the work.
- It functions as a contractual
agreement between the student and the Supervisor/Thesis Proposal
Advisory Committee to limit the thesis to the project identified.
- It is methodologically sound.
- The question proposed is logistically feasible.
- The project is achievable
Proposal should be approved by your Thesis Advisory Committee during
your third term of study. The written proposal for an MA or an MSc
thesis is usually between 10 and 20 pages (double spaced) and should
include the following components:
- Rationale for the Study - A short statement to illustrate the importance of and reasons for doing such a study.
- Overview of the Literature - This should include a pointed review of
the selected and most pertinent literature related to the study being
proposed. This review should support the rationale for the study and
definition of the research problem(s).
- Statement of the
Problem - A concise statement that clearly outlines the specific problem
to be studied and indicates the limits of the study.
- The proposal must indicate the variables to be studied, the
particular device or techniques to be employed in such measurement, and a
description of the material (e.g., subjects of the study).
- Data Treatment - This will include a short outline of how the data will
be collected and analyzed. An adequate discussion of the proposed
treatment will convince the reader that a valid answer to the stated
problem may be forthcoming.
you have submitted your Thesis Proposal to each member of your Thesis
Advisory Committee (5 working days in advance of the meeting), a meeting
will be held to discuss the written document and the proposed project.
The results of the meeting will be recorded on the Advisory Committee / Thesis Proposal Meeting Fillable Form.
Any required revisions to the Proposal will be noted on the Form which
will be signed by each member of the Committee. The completed Form will
be placed in your SKHS graduate student file along with the approved
Thesis Proposal (as per required revisions).