Postgraduate Research Writing

Designed with the specific needs of the international postgraduate researcher (PGR) in mind, this 2-semester module focuses on working with and producing the specific types of texts essential for successful PhD candidates. Topics covered include:

  • recognising, analysing and incorporating the features of research writing
  • writing conventions for research proposals, literature reviews, summaries, abstracts, theses and dissertations
  • introducing and using quotations to maximum effect
  • paraphrasing source material and writing with clarity
  • utilising lexical indicators of stance and 'hedging'
  • extending active academic vocabulary 
  • citing and referencing with accuracy 
  • preparing and delivering an effective poster presentation

Participants share their work in progress with the group and tutor for feedback and guidance in the spirit of a cooperative academic community, and valuable preparation for supervisory meeting s and progression panels is provided through on-going opportunities to present research progress to the group and field questions.  

Small class size ensures maximum attention to the concerns and needs of individual researchers. 

NOTE:  This module is open only to PhD candidates.


Semester 1
Semester 2

Postgraduate Research Writing