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Academic Writing

2 ECTS points

Write clearly and productively in English
develop your own text

Our students say

“Your course is the best academic (writing) course I have ever joined”

Jesper Allan Frederiksen, Ph.D-Fellow, Faculty of Science, Section of Geology, KU

Why choose us?

Since 1985, we have helped the research and business communities to communicate research results to a variety of target groups. Over the past 10 years, more than 2,600 PhD students from universities across the country have participated in our courses. During our four-day writing course, we create a strong learning momentum and help you improve your own text.
Bonus: We will teach you our unique method for cross-cultural and multidisciplinary feedback and knowledge sharing.

Course description

This Academic Writing course increases your chances of getting your papers and proposals accepted.

The course will help you write more clearly and productively in correct English with a view to being published in reputable scientific journals.

You learn to:

  • Write efficiently
  • Assess text quality
  • Read and discuss logically
  • Analyse and synthesise
  • Master correct sentence structure and grammar in English
  • Use terminology and phrases appropriately
  • Comply with academic writing conventions
  • Benefit from peer feedback on your own writing
  • Cooperate in an international, cross-cultural team environment
  • Keep your “writer’s optimism”


Attending our presentation and writing courses will develop your competences in international, cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary collaboration and knowledge-sharing.

You will learn to use GlobalDenmark’s unique feedback model for cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary feedback.


Your own texts will be subject to analysis and feedback. You will do a lot of on-site academic writing in small groups under the guidance of your instructors. Throughout the course, we will alternate between group writing excises and plenary instruction, demonstration and discussion. We use peer feedback as a tool during the entire course.

This 4-day academic writing course enables you to do exactly that through:

  • Efficient writing routines
  • Clear syntax
  • Targeted argumentation
  • Correct grammar and appropriate vocabulary
  • Insights into the mechanics of a scientific paper and its various sections
  • Constructive feedback from instructors and peers

The course is open to PhD students from all disciplines and universities. It offers a unique opportunity to build an interdisciplinary network of fellow PhD students.

Teaching and learning methods

Short lectures in combination with active writing exercises, group discussion and analysis.

Practical details

  • You are expected to submit a text sample of your own making, preferably “untouched” by others; in addition, you are to have read our booklet on academic writing. This will be sent to you prior to the course.
  • ECTS credits: 2
  • Teaching language: English
  • Exam form: Active course participation
  • Grading scale: Passed / not passed
  • Course workload: 52 hours / 4 course days
  • Enrolment: University Copenhagen website


Course fee: DKK 5,000 excl. VAT.

What do our students say about us?

Our academic writing courses offer hands-on, ready-to-use tools and models for PhD students’writing. Attending these courses will have an immediate and powerful impact on your writing, regardless of your academic and cultural background.
Participants of our Academic Writing course for PhD fellows

Our students say

Who is GlobalDenmark?

We are experts in cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary scientific communication.
Instructors teaching our Academic Writing course

About us

Since 1985, we have helped PhD students and other researcheers communicate their research results to national and international audiences.

GlobalDenmark’s expertise comprises cross-cultural management, communication, cooperation and knowledge sharing, as well as text services and translation.

We have developed a series of unique tools, concepts and courses in English and Danish, specifically tailored to the university and research sectors. We work with PhD students, postdocs, senior researchers, laboratory and administrative staff and other knowledge workers working within research and innovation – both in the private and public sector.

GlobalDenmark’s instructors and consultants are expert coaches and trainers for PhD students and senior researchers. We understand the challenges of communicating research, and the personal feedback you receive from us will add valuably to your professional skills.

Our customers use us because they know our consultants and instructors understand the culture, work and priorities of universities and research organisations; we help them optimise their research management, communication, collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Collaboration with the University of Copenhagen

GlobalDenmark is accredited by the University of Copenhagen to teach academic communication for PhD students. Over the past years, more than 2,600 PhD students from all the universities in Denmark have attended our courses. Most of these are ECTS eligible.

Awarded top evaluation by the University of East London in 2012

In 2012, our two PhD courses were subject to a quality audit by the University of East London and received the “Quality Mark” (highest score). This certifies that our PhD courses meet strict quality standards concerning teaching methodology, teacher qualifications and course management.

Other courses and services

Yes, there is more.
Our special offers for PhD students

Special offers for PhD students

We offer proofreading and editing, as well as personal presentation training. And it’s cheaper than you think! Read more about our special offer for PhD students.

More info here

Our other course for PhD students

Advanced Presentations Techniques
2 ECTS-point

You will work with your own presentation. Read more about Advanced Presentation Techniques with 2 ECTS points.

More info here

Free events for PhD students

Free events for PhD students

We regularly hold free events for PhD students on topics such as PhD project management, writing strategies and your PhD defence. Read more here.

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Your instructors

The GlobalDenmark team has more than 90 years of combined experience in creating excellence in scientific communication.
Claus Adam Jarløv

Founder, Consultant, MA (Engl. | psych)

35 years’ experience within scientific communication. Works as instructor and coach for scientific presenters and writers. Special focus on the psychological mechanisms that affect readers’ and writers’ minds within a solid linguistic framework.

+45 3386 2931
Ann Britt Donovan

Consultant, Project Manager, MA

Ann Britt’s background in natural sciences (she has a bachelor degree in molecular biology), English and history, is advantageous when translating scientific texts and providing language lessons to researchers.

+45 3386 2941
Mark Harvey Simpson

CEO, Consultant, MSc (cand.scient.soc.)

Mark is a much sought after teacher and lecturer, and he is constantly working to design new and innovative teaching methods for high school teachers, researchers and top managers.

+45 3386 2939