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The UOC offers research, transfer and entrepreneurship courses in English for students, researchers and faculty to promote research in the academic, scientific and business fields.

This course provides tools for doctoral students and university teachers to improve their writing skills for academic publishing purposes. It is not a course on English grammar and spelling. It is basically focused on the structure and the register of texts as well as task organization and peer assessment aspects.

The research, transfer and entrepreneurship courses can be recognized as free elective credits for bachelor's degree courses. If you are a doctoral student at any university and have been awarded a competitive grant, they also count towards your training.

Download the brochure for the programme 

Presentation

The UOC offers research, transfer and entrepreneurship courses in English for students, researchers and faculty to promote research in the academic, scientific and business fields.

This course provides tools for doctoral students and university teachers to improve their writing skills for academic publishing purposes. It is not a course on English grammar and spelling. It is basically focused on the structure and the register of texts as well as task organization and peer assessment aspects.

The research, transfer and entrepreneurship courses can be recognized as free elective credits for bachelor's degree courses. If you are a doctoral student at any university and have been awarded a competitive grant, they also count towards your training.

Download the brochure for the programme 

Credits: 2 ECTS

Length: 50 hours

Date: 20 September 2017

Certificate: Academic Writing

Language: English

Objectives

At the end of the course, the student should have accomplished the following objectives:

  • Acquire a general view of the process of publishing an article in an indexed journal.
  • Submit an article to an indexed journal at the end of the consultation period

Competencies

  • Structure content according to the conventions of academic publishing in the social sciences.
  • Learn about tools to aid writing in English.
  • Have organization strategies for writing and peer assessment tasks.
  • Identify the appropriate academic journals for each publication.
  • Negotiate journal assessment.

Methodology

The course starts with video sessions followed by a period to write the first draft of a real article with peer assessment and the teacher's advice.


Related programs

This programme is one of the Doctoral School's research, transfer and entrepreneurship courses for doctoral students and researchers.

Content

  1. What is the research? Identifying the topic-question-problem.
  2. I have data, now what? Types of data, analysis software and coding.
  3. Choosing a journal.
  4. Drafting the article.
    • Expressing agreement and disagreement.
    • Strategies for getting writing done.
    • Guidelines on length, style and basic structure.
    • The writing process: methodology, results, literature review, introduction, conclusion and abstract.
    • Using corpus linguistics to improve your writing.
  5. Revising the article.
    • Advice on using sources and avoiding plagiarism.
    • Journal correspondence.

Fees and enrolment

Methods of payment

You can pay for Research, transfer and entrepreneurship courses with a credit or debit card.

  1. VPoS: payment using a credit or debit card via the VPoS (virtual point of sale) provided by «la Caixa».

Enrolment withdrawal

Price

Concept Price
Price of this course 224,86 €

Next period for enrolment: May 2017

Research courses starting in January

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