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Independent Scoping Review - SPY00065M

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  • Department: Social Policy and Social Work
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Neil Lunt
  • Credit value: 40 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Summer Term 2022-23

Module aims

Working alongside their research mentor within an established research group, students will undertake a scoping review relating to a topic of choice. The research mentor will guide the review and choice of topic.

Module learning outcomes

Subject content

  • to gain practical experience of undertaking a scoping review
  • to gain detailed knowledge of research evidence relating to a specific policy topic
  • to gain understanding of how scoping reviews of evidence might best feed into policy debates and deliberations

Academic and graduate skills

  • able to undertake a scoping review of policy related evidence
  • able to use scoping review techniques to inform policy debates in an evidence based manner



Task Length % of module mark
Scoping Review Report
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Scoping Review Report
N/A 100

Module feedback

Students will normally receive feedback following the summer term (final) examination board for the CASPPER

Indicative reading

Petticrew, M (2006). Systematic Reviews in the Social Sciences. Oxford: Blackwell
Date on

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