Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

Within this study unit we will focus on the
following competencies:
You acquire the tools necessary to succeed in
writing the thesis.
You know the writing process and the
prerequisites of structuring your research writing.
You know the conventions of writing style,
accuracy of English and technical
The course supports the Seminar module.

To achieve this, you need to have a proficiency of
at least C1 in English according to the CEFR scale.

SDGs in focus:
4 Quality Education
5 Gender Equality
8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
10 Reduced Inequalities
16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes
Once you have completed the study unit you will have
Knowledge - what you know
- familiarity with reading and handling academic text.
- academic writing conventions related to writing style and
- familiarity with writing techniques, critique writing,
- structure of the thesis.
- principles of citation and referencing source material.
- language requirements of formal writing.

Skills - what you can do
- use source material to cite and reference in academic
- demonstrate knowledge of writing requirements in
presenting a topic, motivating its significance and
presenting research aim and research questions.
- write a research proposal
- write a literature review

- you are careful to follow the norms and
conventions of academic writing to complete the thesis

Course contents

Learning activities
Teaching and exercises in:
- writing a research proposal
- drafting an Introduction chapter
- writing a literature review, theoretical
- formal academic style and grammatical form
- correcting and reviewing text
- APA referencing

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Skill level C1 in the Common European Framework of
Reference for Languages.

Previous course names

English 2 (Academic Writing & Project) 2014-15
Academic Writing 2015-16

Additional information

Attendance is mandatory.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 35 hours
  • Individual studies - 60 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Written and oral assignments as well as active participation in course activities (see the course itslearning page for more detailed description of assessment requirements).


Kimberley Nigel


Kimberley Nigel

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2024-05-31

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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