From 25 September 2018 13:00 to 27 November 2018 16:00

Writing for Academic Publication (course)

Course description

This is a 10-session course during which you will write an article based on your own research, for submission to a peer-reviewed journal in your field. A grant proposal could also be the focus.

What you will learn

This is a course on writing, not on ‘English’, and is as relevant for native English speakers as for those with English as a second or further language. Aim of the course is:

  • Planning and drafting your research article or conference paper;
  • Writing and editing more purposefully, applying practical insights from genre research, psychology, reading (and writing) research, academic publishing and other areas;
  • Finishing the paper, and submitting it to a conference or a peer-reviewed journal or (for proposals) a funding agency;
  • Publishing (or receiving funding).

Each week builds on the previous week. All participants must begin with their own current, writing project. Evidence of this will be needed on day one – at least a rough draft of an abstract together with a quarter page or so exploring (not necessarily in ‘academic’ language) how the research might fit into the ongoing conversation in its subject.


Tuesdays from 13.00 till 16.00.
September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2018

Course trainer

Linda McPhee, PhD - Linda McPhee Consulting

Max. number of participants


Number of credits

3.0 EC

Course certificate

You will receive a course certificate after attending at least 9 course sessions and active participation.

Course fee

Course fee internal PhD candidates: €250.
Course fee external participants: €875.

‘Internal PhD candidates’ refers to PhD candidates who are working (either on a salary or on a scholarship) at the faculty of Science, faculty of Veterinary Medicine or UMC Utrecht. Please note that you can use your personal course budget of €400/year (€1,600 max) to pay for these courses. This budget is managed by your department (faculty of Science/Veterinary Medicine) or your Division (UMC Utrecht). 

‘External participants’ include PhD candidates working elsewhere (even those registered with the PhD programmes of the Graduate School of Life Sciences, e.g. at the Hubrecht Institute), PhD candidates from other Schools and postdocs.

I developed my own style of writing and I learned to implement writing in my daily schedule.
It gave me insight into the writing process, as well as give me tools to write more efficiently and to write more ‘readable’!
Start date and time
25 September 2018 13:00
End date and time
27 November 2018 16:00
Entrance fee
Course fee internal PhD candidates: €250. Course fee external participants: €875.
More information
PhD Course Centre