Structuring and Writing the Literature Review (Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences)


Session description



The first year of a PhD is traditionally marked by the Literature Review. How do you construct a coherent and interesting literature review of an academic standard? This workshop introduces you to the process of planning and structuring a literature review. As part of this focus, this workshop addresses reading sources critically and provides you with the skills to begin to structure and plan your own literature review.

Key Learning Outcomes

At the end of the workshop you will be able to:
• Explore what a literature review is and understand its purpose
• Employ critical thinking strategies to your reading
• Plan out a structure for your literature review with respect to your thesis


Monday 31st October 2016: 1000-1200

Tuesday 13th December 2016: 1400-1600

Tuesday 14th March 2017: 1000-1200

Friday 2nd June 2017: 1000-1200

How to make your reservation

Log into PROSE and search for 'Literature Review'

There are different sessions for Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. Book a place only on the session appropriate for your studies.

Session pre-requisites This workshop is recommended for research students in their probationary period.
Pre-session work required

No pre-session work is required.

Key readings/resources

Literature Review (Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences) resources list

Covered RDF domains

Domain A - Knowledge and intellectual abilities.
Subdomains: A1 (Knowledge base), A2 (Cognitive abilities) and A3 (Creativity).

Delegate places

Minimum 6 delegates
Maximum 20 delegates

Facilitator(s) and contact details

Dr Chantal Bielmann (

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Course Code: SDCRSCH-PGR016a

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