Improve your ability to communicate your research accurately and professionally by joining our PhD STEM writing and technical speaking courses
Term dates 2018-19
Monday 22 Oct-Friday 14 Dec
Monday 21 Jan-Friday 15 Mar
Monday 29 Apr-Friday 21 Jun
Monday 8 Jul-Friday 30 Aug
The aim of our PhD academic English provision is to help students in science, engineering and medicine at Imperial College London communicate their research as accurately and professionally as possible.
We offer a range of courses at all levels as well as one-to-one consultations to respond to language needs related to your PhD. In addition, we aim to enhance your ability to represent your work in the wider academic community, particularly in relation to publications and conference participation.
In addition to fulfilling the English language entry requirement to gain admission to their programme of study, doctoral (PhD) students who are not native speakers of English must also fulfil the Imperial College London PhD Academic English Requirement via an initial academic English assessment and possibly a later progress check.
If you are a visiting PhD student, please go to our academic staff webpage.
Courses for PhD students
PhD academic writing courses
We offer a range of CfAE writing courses for Imperial College London doctoral students, designed to give students the support they may need at different stages of their PhD research. There are early-stage courses to provide the foundations needed for clear, accurate and appropriate communication, as well as higher-level courses for students wanting to hone their language and skills for the thesis and for publication.
PhD technical speaking courses
We offer three CfAE technical speaking courses designed to guide and support Imperial College London students in the early stages of their PhD research in the run up to their ESA. In addition, we offer a 2nd-year course which eases students into confident and competent communication of their science to a live audience.