Contexts and Values; Literature Review (116X3)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

You'll conduct a systematic investigation and interrogation of literature on a particular topic in education, including theoretical and empirically-based studies, as well as regulatory, policy and professional literature.

You'll critically appraise literature, evaluating the validity of conclusions and arguments.

You will be able to show a critical understanding of the issues, processes and problems in your specialist area and be able to apply this knowledge to complex professional contexts.


100%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 12 hours of contact time and about 288 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.