Reviewing Research Literature 2021/22 entry

Course code:

7022CAW

Study options:

11 weeks

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

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Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0)24 7765 7596


pgstudies.caw@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

7022CAW

Study options:

11 weeks

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

See the Fees and Funding tab

Find out more


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0)24 7765 7596


pgstudies.caw@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

7022CAW

Study options:

11 weeks

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

See the Fees and Funding tab

Find out more


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0)24 7765 7596


pgstudies.caw@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

Coventry University’s Centre for Academic Writing (CAW) offers ‘Reviewing Research Literature’, a 10-credit Master’s level module designed to support postgraduates, researchers, and staff undertaking research.

The skill of reviewing research literature and writing a literature review underpins many types of research writing. Through their literature reviews, writers demonstrate knowledge of their research area, position their work within existing debates, and justify the question/s on which their work hinges. Writers who are new to producing a lengthy piece of research often struggle to conduct and structure literature reviews effectively, which can impact negatively on the early stages of research projects.

This module introduces and provides guided practice in the writing skills needed for high-quality literature reviewing, argumentation and conference presentations. Postgraduates and Early Career Researchers seeking to strengthen and systematise their approach to analysing and synthesising literature will benefit from this module. Staff undertaking Masters’ and Doctoral level research may also find the refresher valuable.

Course information

This 10-credit Master’s-level module supports writers who need to produce a substantial and rigorous literature review.

It may be particularly useful for those who are just starting their MRes, PhD, DBA, and other research degrees. The module is taught by Assistant Professors and Lecturers at Coventry University’s Centre for Academic Writing (CAW) and students from any discipline are welcome to enrol. There are no prior entry requirements for this module.

By participating in this module, you will learn about:

  • Field-specific ways of reviewing literature;
  • Systematic approaches to critical reading;
  • Enhanced argumentation;
  • Conference presentation skills;
  • Peer reviewing and revising.

This module is the first step in CAW’s suite of modules for developing research writing skills. Other modules in the suite include ‘Crafting a Research Article’ (7023CAW) and ‘Writing for Scholarly Publication’ (7024CAW).

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

In more detail...

The module is taught over a period of 11 weeks. The teaching is workshop-based and supervised writing time is built into each session. The module culminates in an end-of-module conference in which you will present your justification for your research project, based on reviewing relevant literature.

  • 5 x 2-hour fortnightly workshops followed by 2-hour supervised writing time sessions;
  • 1 x 4-hour end of module conference;
  • Continuous formative peer reviewing.

During the module you will receive formative feedback on your writing from staff, and you will give and receive peer reviews. 

Assessment is split equally between:

• A 10-minute presentation at the end-of-module conference, including a question and answer session (50%)

• A 1000-word essay reflecting on the purpose and process of constructing your discipline-specific literature review (50%)

On successful completion of this module you will have:

  • Learnt how to recognise fundamental features of the literature review as a genre of academic writing
  • Acquired conceptual and theoretical understanding of the literature review genre in your discipline
  • Practiced applying principles of argumentation and criticality to your own writing and recognise them in the writing of others
  • Learnt to effectively evaluate and synthesise relevant literature in relation to a specific research project
  • Construct a justification for a specific research proposal in light of relevant evidence.

24 teaching contact hours over 11 weeks as detailed above:

  • 5 x four-hour sessions (workshop + writing time) (09:00-13:00)
  • 1 x four-hour end-of-module conference (09:00-13:00)

The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, and online classes and tutorials.

As an innovative and enterprising institution, the University may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.

Entry Requirements

There are no prior entry requirements for this module.

There are no prior entry requirements for this module.

There are no prior entry requirements for this module.

Fees & Funding

The fee for this 10-credit Master’s module is £427.77 for both internal and external applicants who enrol in the full module (for credit).

  • Coventry University Postgraduate Research Students (PGRs) on CU’s ‘old academic regulations’ can enrol in this 10-credit module to earn a portion of their ‘optional module’ credits. ;
  • PGRs on CU’s ‘new academic regulations’ can take this module ‘not for credit’ free of charge and accrue up to 100 development hours per module. Students who complete the module and its assignments will receive formative feedback on their writing and a Certificate of Completion from CAW. Please note: ‘Reviewing Research Literature’ (7022CAW) is also available on a ‘workshops only’ basis in which students do not complete the module assignment and can earn up to 20 development hours by attending up to five four-hour sessions.
  • CU Research staff can take this module ‘not for credit’ (as scheduled) free of charge. Staff who complete the module and its assignments will receive formative feedback on their writing and a Certificate of Completion from CAW.
  • Places on CAW’s modules are limited and subject to availability. For further information, please telephone the Centre for Academic Writing on 024 7765 7596 or email pgstudies.caw@coventry.ac.uk.

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EU student fees

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

This module will enhance your career prospects by enabling you to develop your literature reviewing and conference presentation skills, helping you to position your research within existing debates and clarify your contributions to knowledge.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2020/21 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.