Contexts and Values - Literature Review (134X3)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

This module requires you to conduct a systematic investigation and interrogation of the literature on a particular topic in education, including theoretical and empirically-based studies in addition to regulatory, policy and professional literature.

You will demonstrate the ability to critically appraise literature, including current scholarship and developments in your chosen field, evaluating the validity of conclusions and arguments. You will, therefore, 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 33 hours of contact time and about 267 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.