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Section 1 Agent Consent

This part of the form, Student Application Consent Form  is for your instructing UKOAS™ admission division of United Education to act on your behalf with admission.
Thank you for instructing the firm to act on your behalf with admission. United Education Admission Division will do our best to see that everything proceeds as smoothly as possible.

I entrust UKOAS™ the admission division of United Education as my representative to process my Foundation course application. The required documents submitted by the United Education Development are only used for admission purpose.
Section 2,  Student details  (You must complete this section accurately otherwise your visa application may be affected)
Section 2.1,  Student Immigration details  (You must complete this section accurately otherwise your visa application may be affected)
Section 3, Emergency Contact Information Parent/Spouse/Family member and Sponsor details
Section 4,  Agent Referral and Nominated Access
To be completed if applying with the assistance of a recruitment agent or if you are likely to be away at any time and wish to nominate someone who can make decision on your behalf and discuss your studies with us. Please enter the full name(s) of your nominee and their relationship to you.
Section 5,  Course details Proposed undergraduate or postgraduate programme (Needs to be completed for visa purposes)
Section 6,  Student’s education history
Please give details of your current or most recent school, college or university. Please ensure official institution transcripts, latest available results or forecast results are attached in English.
Section 7,  Working Experience
Please give details of current and previous employers, with dates. If the course you are applying for requires professional/work experience as part of the entry criteria, please provide curriculum vitae (CV) / resume which should include an outline of the responsibilities associated with each position.
Section 8,  Current English language proficiency
Please tick and enter details of your most recent English language test.
Note: students will be assessed upon arrival and study plans WILL be altered if there is any discrepancy. Please provide a copy of your certificate.
Section 9, Reference  All applicants must provide one recent reference. References must be written within the last 6 months and provided on letter headed paper, signed and dated. The referee should be a course tutor if you have been in education within the last two years or your current or most recent employer. Candidates applying on the basis of work experience must provide at least one reference from their most recent employer. The referee should not be a friend or family member.
Section 10, Research Proposal  Please enclose a research proposal of approximately 500 words, your proposal should begin by explaining the subject area in which the research is to be located, and provide an indication of the key theoretical, empirical or policy debate it plans to address.

Literature review and research questions:
The proposal should then present a brief review of the literature your plan to contribute to in conducting your own research. You need to demonstrate a familiarity with the relevant academic literature and theories relating to your research proposal, and an awareness of the major lines of argument that have been developed in your chosen research field. You then need to discuss the research questions you plane to address. Importantly, you need to demonstrate the manner in which you have determined your research questions, for example: from gaps in the existing empirical literature; from the application of a particular theory, or from a synthesis of a number of bodies of literature.

Depending on the nature of your subject, it is desirable to give some indication of the research methods that will used to conduce the research. A variety of different research methods exists, so you should seek to identify the method that is most suited to your area of research.

Most doctoral work involves empirical research. The successful completion of doctoral work in the time allotted thus often depends on the ability to obtain the data needed. If you proposed research involves empirical work you should provide an indication of how you might collect any relevant data. For example, you might like to say something about access to particular sources of information. Importantly, you need to explain the manner in which the data you collect will enable you to address your research questions.
You should give special attention to the feasibility of data collection. Your proposal may contain interesting and highly relevant research questions, and it may be well grounded in the literature, but it may not be a practical research enterprise. You mast balance the scope of your proposal against the practical problems of data gathering.

Contribution to Knowledge:
Although no indication of the research finding can be presented, it is often beneficial to conclude the research proposal by indicating the contribution you envisage that your research will make to the literature in your particular subject area, or by indication the potential implications of your research. This means providing an indication of the extent to which you feel your research will make an original contribution, suggesting how it may fill gaps in exiting research and showing how it many extend understanding of particular topics.

Your research proposal should be word processed and written in good English. Particular attention will be paid to clarity of expression and also the structure, coherence and flow of argument. Finally, always include a bibliography with your research proposal that lists books and articles to which you make reference in your proposal.
You will not be obliged to adhere to the specifics of your proposal if you are offered a place as a research degree candidate, but as the proposal is the foundation of your working relationship with your prospective supervisors it cannot be altered substantially with your discussion and consultation with them.

Section 11, Welfare
Section 12,  Criminal Convictions  Relevant criminal convictions are those for offences against the person, whether of a violent or sexual nature, or for offences involving supplying controlled drugs or substances where the conviction concerns commercial drug dealing or trafficking. You must also tick this box if you are currently serving a prison sentence for a relevant criminal conviction. If you fail to disclose a relevant conviction, any offer that has been made to you will be withdrawn from the University.
Section 13,  Other Information This information will be kept separately from your application and be held purely for statistical use in connection with monitoring
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Section 14,  Your Documents
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