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ONLINE: Research Writing in the Sciences (5-day Short Course), Mon, 12 Jul to Fri, 16 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 with a public audience through writing (including conference abstracts, research reports, and science communication).


  • Course structure:

Given the impact of COVID-19, the course will be offered in an online format 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 12 – 16 July 2021, from 09:00 – 14:00 on the Zoom platform.  Course resources will be available on Vula.


  • Who can apply?

Postgraduate students in Science, Engineering and the Built Environment, and Health Sciences. However, students in other faculties, and other universities, are welcome to apply if you think the course will be appropriate given the nature of your research. Course applications are open until Friday 02 July 2021.


  • How to apply:

Please follow this link: RWS application form to complete the application form. The course is offered by the Language Development Group, Academic Development Programme, CHED, UCT. There is a small course fee, however, a fee waiver is possible upon request if needed (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


Friday, July 16, 2021
9:00am - 2:00pm
Dr Sabirah Adams & Dr Natashia Muna (Language Development Group)
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