Academic Language and Skills for PhD

Academic Language and Skills for PhD

This course is for students who have entered through Category 1 of the IELTS Exception policy or for any early years PhD students who may benefit from attending.

The aim of the course is to help students further develop their English academic language and skills through the four areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Topics covered include the writing process, academic language, critical reading and note-taking, delivering spoken presentations, academic referencing, writing a research proposal and working with your supervisor. At the end of the course, students need to submit a critical review of an article from their specialist field and deliver an oral presentation based on specific aspects/areas of their PhD.

This course is delivered by the English for Academic Purposes team which is part of the School of Literature and Languages.

Next course details

  • Delivery Format: Online through Zoom
  • Course Length: 10 weeks
  • Course Dates: Start Date: 6 February 2023, End Date: 3 May 2023 (3 week break 3 April – 24 April)
  • Days/Times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 10am – 12.50pm

Due to length/number of hours involved and the limited places available, if you are interested in joining, it is important that you are able to commit to attending all of the course.

If you would like to apply, or if you have any further questions, please email Subject Leader EAP: James Green