FSK-8002 Communicating Science Module 1: Scientific writing - 3 ECTS
For other applicants: 1 September (application through SøknadsWeb)
When the course is fully subscribed, you may sign up for a waiting list. Contact Arve Lynghammar (email@example.com) and include your background information (PhD candidate/PostDoc/Master student and faculty affiliation).
Contact Ingjerd Gauslaa Nilsen at BFE Faculty, UiT, if you have troubles or questions regarding registration to the course: firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD students or holders of a Norwegian master´s degree of five years or 3+ 2 years (or equivalent) may be admitted. PhD students must upload a document from their university stating that there are registered PhD students. This group of applicants does not have to prove English proficiency and are exempt from semester fee.
Holders of a Master´s degree must upload a Master´s Diploma with Diploma Supplement / English translation of the diploma. Applicants from listed countries must document proficiency in English. To find out if this applies to you see the following list:
Proficiency in English must be documented - list of countries
For more information on accepted English proficiency tests and scores, as well as exemptions from the English proficiency tests, please see the following document:
Proficiency in english - PhD level studies
This course is aimed at PhD students and researchers from all scientific disciplines, but is open for others. Master/bachelor students are welcome to apply but they will not be able to get credits. If you aim to include the credits from the course in your 30 mandatory PhD ECTS you should discuss it with both your supervisor and your faculty.
Maximum 30 participants.
If more than 30 applicants, priority will be given as follows: 1. Participants admitted to the PhD programme at UiT 2. Participants in the Associate Professor programme (Førstelektorprogrammet) 3. PhD candidates from other universities 4. People with a minimum of a Master´s degree (or equivalent), who have not been admitted to a PhD programme
The course will be cancelled if less than 20 participants.
- communicate research both in written and oral formats
- know the structure of a scientific article and the writing process
- know the peer-reviewers criteria in evaluating manuscripts
- basic presentation techniques
- prepare and present research results both in written and oral formats in an engaging and understandable way
- learn to give constructive feed-back to your peers on their writing and presentations
- refine your scientific English skills
- peer-review articles
- evaluate and edit own and others scientific text
- prepare and present a scientific presentation at scientific conferences
- understand the relationship between knowledge and communicating knowledge
The teaching on the course will be a combination of theory and practical exercises in text editing, peer-reviewing and presentation techniques. Groups of four students with similar scientific background will be led by an experienced scientist. Through regular meetings, each students manuscript will be evaluated and given constructive critique by all members of the group. The aim is to significantly improve your own manuscripts.
- Deadline for pre-work manuscript delivery: 2 October 2018
- Lectures in week 42 from 16-19 October 2018
- Deadline for delivery of revised manuscript (group work): 14 November 2018
- Deadline for delivery of peer-review (exam): 21 November 2018
- Group-work weeks 43-45 on a schedule decided by the groups themselves (about 40 hours)