The literature review forms a substantial part of your doctoral thesis and is also an ongoing process. Through clear examples, individual exercises, and group discussion, this online workshop gets you started with your review and provides a strategy for the rest of your PhD.

By the end of the training you will have:

  • Understood the purpose of the literature and the process behind it
  • Developed your research questions and identified keywords
  • Discovered the tools available for your literature search and techniques for effective notetaking
  • Assessed different structures and critical writing styles

This training is aimed at early-stage PhD students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

What you'll get

  • A video-based course for you to follow at your own pace. You can come back at any time.
  • Downloadable worksheets
  • Live 90-minute webinar, including group activities and Q&A
  • Follow-up coaching emails to keep you on track
  • Links to further resources


"So clear and structured and relevant. The examples of critical writing etc. were particularly helpful and I loved the verb cheat sheet."

"Has given me a lot more confidence before starting my review and fuller research plan. Should be a required session for new researchers! Thanks a lot"

"Some really useful info on good methods for searching for sources online. And great info about literature reviews in general. Very informative!"


This course costs £845 + VAT for up to 20 participants.

Participants will receive access to the course on receipt of a purchase order. We'll then arrange a date with you for the live webinar and make all the necessary technical arrangements. This is all managed by us, you just need to let us know the students' names and email addresses.

Please contact us if you'd like to book this training or if you have any questions.