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 :)

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    Use the article class. – Johannes_B Apr 14 at 6:38
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    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
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    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 ;)



\title[]{title of proposal}
\author[Your Name]{Your Name}
\publisher{thesis proposal}

% --new title page--



    author = {Knuth, Donald E.},
    year = {1986},
    title = {The \TeX book},




\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}.


\newthought{Here} you state your proposal, along with some essential references of the methods, techniques you want to use.
    \caption{some interesting figure}

State clearly the objectives you want to achieve.

\bibliography{\jobname} % if you’re using BibTeX
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