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ENVS3024 Literature Review

Module Overview

This module requires you to conduct a literature review which supports your individual project. You will work with your dissertation supervisor to define the scope of the review and discuss effective and appropriate approaches to searching the literature to find sources relevant to your project. The emphasis is on independent learning using the University's library and e-subscriptions to access peer reviewed journals and other suitable sources.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Knowledge and understanding of subject-specific theories, paradigms, concepts and principles
  • An ability to consider issues from a range of interdiscipinary and multidisciplinary perspectives
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • An ability to analyse, synthesise, summarise and critically evaluate information
  • An ability to define complex problems and to develop and evaluate possible solutions
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • A critical approach to academic literature, data and other sources of information
  • An ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences using a range of formats
  • Develop the skills for autonomous learning
Subject Specific Practical Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Plan, conduct and present an independent project with appropriate guidance


The module is delivered in conjunction with ENVS3019; you will work with your supervisor to define and scope your review topic.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

There will be an initial lecture outlining the module aims and assessments. Beyond that, the module is supported via regular supervisory meetings.

Project supervision5
Assessment tasks145
Total study time151



MethodPercentage contribution
Literature review 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Linked modules


To study this module, you will need to also study the following module(s):

ENVS3019Individual Project
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