Academic writing, Short Course | Part time online | Maastricht University | Netherlands
2 months
545 EUR/module
545 EUR/module
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Would you like to know more about how to write an academic paper? Would you like to learn how to capture the correct tone and to express your ideas in a concise, nuanced manner? Maastricht University - Center for European Studies' Academic writing course goes into detail.


Key facts

  • In Maastricht University - Center for European Studies' online Academic writing courses, you can learn to do that. Under the supervision of English writing instructors, you will practise writing your own text, reviewing literature and improving and editing texts. We offer a general academic writing course available to all PhD candidates and Research Master's students. 
  • When participating on this course, you should ideally be able to submit two pages of written work each week. It is advisable, therefore, either to have written something just before starting the course, or at least to be in a position to submit pieces of work as the course progresses. By submitting and sharing your work on a regular basis, you will be able to discover more about your writing style and be able to maximise your learning experience.

Programme Structure

After you have finished the course, you will know how to:
  • structure your ideas to write clearer sentences and more cohesive paragraphs
  • use an academic writing style characterised by precise, concise, and formal language
  • report on previous research and assess its importance
  • write more persuasively and with nuance
  • expand your range of vocabulary and grammatical structures
  • identify common mistakes in your own writing
  • feel more confident about writing in English

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.







Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • PhD-1 is available to Research Master’s students and PhD candidates at Maastricht University and from other universities. Our two PhD-2 courses are open to Maastricht University scientific PhD candidates and to scientific PhD candidates at other universities. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    545 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 545 EUR per module during 2 months.
  • EU/EEA

    545 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 545 EUR per module during 2 months.


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