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.

The Postgradaute Research Writing module covers a range of topics, including:

  • 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


What our students say

Here's what some of our previous students had to say about our Postgraduate Research Writing module:

"The lecturer is very passionate and helpful, explaining any questions in detail. Parts of this module, such as reference knowledge and citation are extremely beneficial to my academic study."

"This module has helped me to write in an academic style."