0 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: The literature review is a fundamental part of a PhD thesis and complex in terms of the structure and language used. As well as forming part of the final dissertation, it also is a large part of the confirmation review during the first year. This course provides a clear understanding of the language skills required, an overview of the commonly-used structures for the review and the theoretical basis on which to write a PhD literature review. The sessions include taught input material using examples from 'model' reviews submitted to a wide range of departments at The University of Sheffield; each session will provide candidates with the opportunity to discuss and work on their own reviews.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to PhD students

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK