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ONLINE: Research Writing in the Sciences (5-day Short Course), Mon, 18 Jul to Fri, 22 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 and science communication).


  • Course structure:

The course will be offered in an online format, and 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 Monday 18 – Friday 22 July 2021 at 09:00 – 14:00 on the Zoom platform.  Course resources will be available on Vula.


  • Who can apply?

Postgraduate students (master's and PhD) in Science, Engineering and the Built Environment, and Health Sciences. However, students in other faculties, and other universities, are welcome to apply if the course will be appropriate given the nature of your research. Course applications are open until Thursday 7 July 2022.


  • How to apply:

Please follow the link to the application form here: RWS Application Form July 2022.

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 queries, please contact Sabirah Adams (course convenor) at sabirah.adams@uct.ac.za.


* non-credit bearing UCT short course


Thursday, July 21, 2022 Show more dates
9:00am - 2:00pm
Dr Sabirah Adams & Dr Natashia Muna (Language Development Group)
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