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You can only choose ONE of the three courses available.

English Language Skills for Academic Purposes

Prerequisite for entry

Students must be non-native speakers of English.

Aims and objectives

The course aims to further develop awareness and use of the conventions of academic English among students from other learning cultures. More specifically the course will further develop reading and writing ability in a variety of academic registers as well as developing listening and speaking skills through lectures, seminars and presentations within a university context. In doing so, we aim to help advance the ability to perform in all four skills related to students' own degree programmes. 

The course will cover linguistic structures of relevance to academic study (with reference to a variety of styles and registers from a range of academic authentic material). Various transferable skills will also be developed. 

Academic Writing in English for Non-Native Speakers

Prerequisite for entry

Students must be non-native speakers of English.

Aims and objectives

The course aims to raise awareness of the conventions of written academic literacy among students from other learning cultures. The course will also help to improve writing ability in a variety of text types, focusing on sentence-level lexis and syntax, text coherence and cohesion, and appropriate style. In doing so, we aim to help improve the ability to perform in all written tasks on students' own degree programmes: course assignments and reports, examination essays and dissertations. 

Upon completion of the course students will be expected to: 

  • Understand and use theories and conventions of written academic literacy; 
  • Use rhetorical and logical strategies to express ideas effectively in writing; 
  • Develop their own voice and position themselves in texts; 
  • Employ relevant strategies for distinct tasks, ranging from unseen examination essays to prepared coursework on undergraduate degree programmes. 
Academic Writing in English for Native Speakers

Prerequisite for entry

Students must be native speakers of English.

Aims and objectives

educational background taught and examined in English (whether in the UK or elsewhere). The course will also help to improve writing ability in a variety of text types, focusing on sentence-level lexis and syntax, text coherence and cohesion, and appropriate style. In doing so, we aim to help improve the ability to perform in all written tasks on students' own degree programmes: course assignments and reports, examination essays and dissertations. 

Upon completion of the course students will be expected to: 

  • Understand and use theories and conventions of written academic literacy; 
  • Use rhetorical and logical strategies to express ideas effectively in writing; 
  • Develop their own voice and position themselves in texts; 
  • Employ relevant strategies for distinct tasks, ranging from unseen examination essays to prepared coursework on undergraduate degree programmes. 

Course codes 

Undergraduate modules 

English Language Skills for Academic Purposes (0.5 unit/15 /credits7.5 ECTS): LCEN6001
Portico level: Advanced

Academic Writing in English for Non-Native Speakers (0.5 unit/15 /credits7.5 ECTS): LCEN6801

Portico level: Advanced

Academic Writing in English for Native Speakers (0.5 unit/15 /credits7.5 ECTS): LCEN6802

Portico level: Advanced

Graduate modules 

English Language Skills for Academic Purposes (15 credits): LCENG001
Portico level: Masters 

Academic Writing in English for Non-Native Speakers (15 credits): LCENG801
Portico level: Masters