Academic writing PhD


This short and interactive writing course taught by an experienced language trainer will help you to improve your academic writing skills in English.

Key Facts & Figures

Start date
Tuesday 18 Oct 2022
7 weeks
Instruction language
Mode of instruction


Start dates

Dates: Tuesdays 18/10, 24/05, 25/10, 01/11, 15/11 and 22/11 2022

Individual sessions: will be planned in the week of 29 november

Time: 13:00-16.00 hours

  • Tuesday 18 Oct 2022

    Duration: 7 weeks

Are you a PhD student at Erasmus University Rotterdam? Are you in the process of writing a PhD thesis or academic article and do you need help navigating the ins and outs of good academic writing? If you answered yes to one of these questions, this course is for you.

What will you learn?

During this six-week course, you will become familiar with all the skills needed to write and edit an academic paper for publication. Each week, a specific topic is presented, and participants share knowledge and learn new skills through interactive discussion. The course also allows for a deeper analysis of academic writing through the writing, reviewing and editing of different assignments. In addition, each week participants will read, and peer review the work of one or more students.

The classes will be online and consist of a mix of live interaction and individual work. Aside from the class, participants are expected to spend approximately two to three hours a week on preparation and self-study. These courses consist of six group sessions of three hours each and one individual session at the end of the course. The components of this course include:

  • The writing process for each section of a paper
  • Formulating arguments and presenting data
  • Clear organisation and coherence throughout the text
  • Writing clear and concise paragraphs
  • Structure and discourse
  • Writing correct English at sentence level (including grammar, style and vocabulary)
  • The use of sources (summarizing, paraphrasing, quoting, and referencing)

Good to know

  • This course is only open to PhD students who are in the process of writing a PhD thesis or academic article. Participants must be able to produce examples of their own written
    work, as this will be a part of the material used in the course.
  • This course is in principle only open to EUR students. If you are an interested student from another hogeschool or university, please send us an email.
  • The course materials are not included in the course fee. In the confirmation letter (after the deadline), which you will receive if the course goes ahead, we will inform you
    of the details. 
  • Our groups are small: the minimum number of participants is 8, the maximum is 10.  Please note that the LTC reserves the right to cancel this course if the required minimum
    number of participants is not reached.
  • All participants are expected to follow each week’s online class. In addition, all assignments must be completed by the deadlines.
  • Only participants who attend at least 5 sessions and complete all of the assignments will receive an attendance certificate.
  • Read our requirements and general terms and conditions carefully before registering.


Telefoon: 010 4081997
Website: Language & Training Centre

Facts & Figures


Rate 1: Students: € 439,-

Which rate is applicable to you? Read on.

Not applicable
Start date
Tuesday 18 Oct 2022
Application deadline

Sunday 9 October 2022

7 weeks
Offered by
Language & Training Centre
Language and Culture
Course type
Instruction language
Mode of instruction
Campus Woudestein



You need to apply and pay for the course via our web shop (choose academic year 2022). Only if the course will be paid for by your employer and the payment needs be done via invoice, we ask you to contact us upfront via email to make the necessary arrangements.

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