Systematic Review (578X8)

Level 7 (Masters)

Summer teaching

You are suited to this module if you are a research student or researcher and want to develop the understanding and hands-on skills in systematic reviewing, and more generally to develop your critical approach to a research literature review.

You will focus on a chosen research question in your own field in order to engage directly in doing the methods of systematic reviewing: searching, screening and selecting the research literature, data extraction/quality appraisal, and research synthesis.

At the same time, you will be asked to look critically at the approach you are taking, and to engage with critical debates. You will develop the skills involved in systematic reviewing, and introduce greater rigour and critical reflection into approaches to literature reviews.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: