Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After completing the course, you will be able to

  • write well-structured and well-argumented academic articles
  • present your research coherently and convincingly in different contexts
  • give and receive feedback on academic work

Credits: 4

Schedule: 23.04.2024 - 30.05.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Christa Tammenluoto

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course aims to help you to function effectively in the academic context by focusing on three essential academic skills: academic writing, giving clear and convincing scholarly presentations, and having a strong understanding of the principles and practices of research ethics at Aalto University. Throughout the course, you will also learn how to give and receive constructive feedback on academic work.

    In the writing part, we will focus on academic writing skills such as effective argumentation and creating a research space by identifying the background, motivation and focus of your research.  

    In the presentations part, you will be able to develop yourself as a presenter. You will give several presentations during the course, and through practice learn how to deliver convincing, coherent, and engaging research talks, including job talks. 


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring V
    2023-2024 Spring V

    Enrollment :

    Only for doctoral students at BIZ.