Even native English speakers can often benefit from improving their English academic writing skills, the lack of which can lead to lack of clarity, confusion and rejection. In other words, the quality of the English used can make or break your research proposal.
This course is specifically aimed at researchers with a background in epidemiology. Therefore, all participants of the MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online Program. are eligible to participate.
If you are not participating in the MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online Program, we kindly ask you to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your research topic and your CV (optional), so we can assess your eligibility based on your proposal.
During this online course, you will enhance your skills in writing a research proposal in English, both in terms of information elements and language. We will analyze the structure, vocabulary and grammatical structures of research proposals, including word order, articles, verb tenses, punctuation marks, modal verbs, hedging, referencing styles, and the use of transitional words and phrases. We will also address the concept of plagiarism and how to avoid it.
By the end of this Writing Research Proposals course, you will be able to:
In particular, you will be able to:
As Writing Research Proposals is a university course, it is covered by academic accreditation. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a recognized certificate from Utrecht University and the UMC Utrecht.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
Your own (draft) research proposal (if you do not have this, you will have to spend more time on the course than indicated)
As this is an online course, you do need access to an internet connection in order to be able to complete assignments and communicate with fellow participants.
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