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Research Writing in the Sciences (5-day Short Course) - Mon, 20 Jul to Fri, 24 Jul


  • Course focus:

Research Writing in the Sciences* is a short course that aims to develop postgraduate students’ (Masters and PhD) literacies in science. The core focus of the course is writing for journal publication, peer-review, and engaging through writing, with a public audience (including conference abstracts, research reports, and science communication).


  • Course structure:

Given the impact of COVID-19, the course will be offered online and will encompass interactive learning and engagement. You will have the opportunity to submit a written product of your choice for feedback from the course facilitators.


  • Course date:

The course will take place for the duration of one week, from 20 – 24 July 2020, from 09:00 – 12:00 on the Vula platform.


  • Who can apply?

Postgraduate students in Science, Engineering and the Built Environment, and Health Sciences. However, students in other faculties are welcome to apply if you think the course will be appropriate given the nature of your research.


  • How to apply:

Please follow this link to complete the application form. Course applications are open until 13 July 2020. The course is offered by the Language Development Group, CHED, UCT. There is a small course fee, however, a fee waiver is possible upon request (please see course application for further information). For any queries please contact Sabirah Adams (course convenor) at sabirah.adams@uct.ac.za.


* non-credit bearing UCT short course


Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Show more dates
9:00am - 12:00pm
Language Development Group

Event Organizer

Amanda Bessick



Room 2.04  Level 2 Otto Beit Building

University Avenue, Upper Campus

University of Cape Town

Rondebosch 7700


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