I believe there's ample room for further exploration within the actual framework of my MA project. I'm very satisfied with how I've organized my work, and the fact that I couldn't fully execute it (the thesis ended up being far more introductory than I intended, due to limitations in time and resources) has revealed the potential for further development. With the right explanations and reasoning, would you recommend that I propose a research project with a very similar structure? As a matter of fact, I intend to pursue a PhD in English rather than my mother tongue. This means I could provide my insights to a different audience. My MA research findings might go to waste if left as they are, and I am still deeply committed to the topic as I have conceptualized it. Any insight?

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It is both common and desirable for academic research to get extended and extended over many years, so this is perfectly okay in principle. If you believe you have a viable research project, I recommend you write up a research proposal to that effect and discuss your idea with the supervisor who supervised your Masters research. Your previous supervisor should be well-positioned to review your proposal and offer feedback due to their eisting familiarity with the topic and your work on it.

  • Thank you so much for the input! I will contact my supervisor and ask for their feedback. Commented May 15 at 20:53

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