Coventry University program

Project Planning and Research Skills

Explore the skills required to identify and understand the results of studies which may be included in the literature review.

This program is part of the MSc Business and Organisational Psychology degree offered by Coventry University

Develop skills in reviewing and critiquing research articles

This program aims to prepare you with the knowledge and skills required to undertake a literature review in business and organisational psychology.

During this program, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the core principles and strategies of undertaking a literature review and the ways in which reviews can vary.

Upon successful completion of this program, you should be able to appreciate the contexts in which literature reviews are conducted, produced and used.


5 courses

Delivered by expert academics

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

Please note that the staff described in the 'Who will you learn with?' section below may be subject to change.

  • Coventry University

Who will you learn with?

Andre Soares PhD, MSc, BSc, FHEA, CPsychol – assistant professor in business and occupational psychology at Coventry University

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you should be able to:

  • Critically develop an in-depth understanding and conduct an evaluation of literature review methodologies

  • Identify a research topic area through critical analysis of the knowledge base, including statistical methods, in order to conduct a business and psychology-focused literature review

  • Develop, design and critically write a literature review proposal

  • Synthesize the literature to develop an in-depth analysis and critique of published research studies

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