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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

This Unit introduces students to  advanced research and writing skills required to critically review scholarly literature relevant to their area of academic interest. It lays the foundations for independent study. Students will engage with essential elements of research, learning to analyse,c ritique and synthesise academic literature.

 

 

Unit content

  1. Academic research skills
  2. Identification and review of literature
  3. Critical academic writing
  4. Citation and referencing techniques

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 Locate research literature relevant to an appropriate research topic for postgraduate study
2 Analyse and critique research literature to formulate and structure a well-argued critical literature review
3 Demonstrate advanced academic writing and referencing skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Locate research literature relevant to an appropriate research topic for postgraduate study
  2. Analyse and critique research literature to formulate and structure a well-argued critical literature review
  3. Demonstrate advanced academic writing and referencing skills

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.