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The project outline

The project outline is a part of your application to the PhD programme or to a vacant position as a research fellow at the Faculty of Law.

You will find below a template for the project outline with headlines that should be included. The project outline should be between 5-10 pages (maximum 23.000 characters including spaces).

Title of the project

Main objective and summary of the project

Present the main objective of your project and a brief summary, explaining how you intend to attain this goal. The purpose is to give the reader sufficient information to decide whether the project is of interest to the Faculty of Law.

Background to the project

Provide a brief account of the existing knowledge in the field the project is part of and show how the project will contribute to new knowledge. Explain how your project is relevant to the research at the Faculty of Law.


Give an account of the methodological foundation for your project and any research-ethical problems linked to the project. Describe the underlying data and source material that will be used and how these will be collected and analysed.

Project plan

Outline briefly how you intend to organise your doctoral work over the time available, including any planned or anticipated periods of study abroad, etc.


List of literature relevant for your project.


Published Aug. 19, 2015 3:48 PM - Last modified May 9, 2017 11:22 AM