# Good MSc Thesis Proposal Templates on Overleaf? [duplicate]

I need to write an MSc thesis proposal, and I can't seem to find any good templates for such. Do you guys know of any good templates? It's urgent :)

• Use the article class. – Johannes_B Apr 14 at 6:38
• If it's really, really urgent... maybe you should use Microsoft Word? – LianTze Lim Apr 14 at 7:16
• @LianTzeLim ew no, gross... That's heresy – Brandon Battye Apr 14 at 7:29
• Does this answer your question? LaTeX templates for writing a thesis – gman Apr 14 at 8:51
• @gman Brandon asks for a template to write a proposal, not the actual thesis, at this moment – Alessandro Cuttin Apr 14 at 10:06

I successfully managed to do my MSc thesis on the subject I wanted to discuss, with the professor I liked, with the help of a company I liked, by submitting a proposal written using the tufte-latex class.

I guess however that it's not the documentclass, rather the content of your proposal, that will help you to nail it!

In any case, the tufte-latex class is very nice (even though it appears that it's not under active development -- but for your needs it should do the job).

Here's an example to make you started ;)

\documentclass[english,a4paper,twoside,sfsidenotes,openany,final]{tufte-book}

\usepackage[demo]{graphicx}

\title[]{title of proposal}
\publisher{thesis proposal}
\date{}

% --new title page--

\renewcommand{\maketitlepage}[0]{%
\cleardoublepage%
{%
\sffamily%
\begin{fullwidth}%
\fontsize{18}{20}\selectfont\par\noindent\textcolor{darkgray}{\allcaps{\thanklessauthor}}%
\vspace{11.5pc}%
\fontsize{21}{27}\selectfont\par\noindent\textcolor{darkgray}{\allcaps{\thanklesstitle}}%
\vfill%
\fontsize{14}{16}\selectfont\par\noindent\textcolor{darkgray}{\allcaps{\thanklesspublisher}}%
\end{fullwidth}%
}
\thispagestyle{empty}%
\clearpage%
}

\usepackage{filecontents}

\begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib}
@book{Knu86,
author = {Knuth, Donald E.},
year = {1986},
title = {The \TeX book},
}
\end{filecontents*}

\begin{document}

\maketitle

\section{Background}

\newthought{Here} you provide basic background about the subject of your thesis\sidenote{Interesting insight on the work you want to carry on.}, providing also some essential references\cite{Knu86}.

\section{Proposal}

\newthought{Here} you state your proposal, along with some essential references of the methods, techniques you want to use.
\begin{marginfigure}
\centering
\includegraphics[width=.8\textwidth]{}
\caption{some interesting figure}
\label{fig:Huang1995a}
\end{marginfigure}

State clearly the objectives you want to achieve.

\renewcommand{\bibname}{References}
\bibliography{\jobname} % if you’re using BibTeX
\bibliographystyle{plainnat}
\end{document}