UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


Academic English courses for graduate research students

We offer Academic English courses for PhD and other UCL graduate research students who want to enhance their academic writing and oral communication skills.
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Introduction to Writing your PhD Thesis

This course helps you develop an awareness of the theory and conventions of academic writing.

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Writing up your PhD Thesis: One-to-one support

Consolidate and extend your writing through one-to-one support, with exercises for improving structure and style.

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Writing your PhD Thesis Workshops

These workshops are to support PhD students with writing up their research. They are particularly suitable for those PhD students with little experience of writing research in English.

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Academic Presentations and Pronunciation for Non-Native Speakers

This one-term course develops your skills and confidence for speaking to an audience.

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Pronunciation and Academic Discussions for Non-Native Speakers

This course helps you identify pronunciation difficulties and ways to improve your pronunciation in academic speaking contexts.

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Preparing for your Viva for Non-native speakers

This two-part workshop raises awareness of what is expected in a Viva examination and how to best prepare.