This course covers the wide range of issues that need to be considered when conducting or preparing to give conference presentation in English. All presentations are recorded and detailed feedback is provided. This course is open to PhD-candidates, employees and external clients.
In an academic writing course, you’ll learn how to express yourself using formal, precise and nuanced language. The language centre offers a general PhD course for PhD and master’s students in all disciplines. We also offer IMRaD courses for master’s and PhD students in Psychology, Biomedical Sciences and Health Sciences.
'The reason why I chose the Language Centre was because the course was an online one. It turned out to be a very stimulating and positive experience, not in the least because of the input of an enthusiastic mediator (Neill Wylie). The course is for different levels of PhD’s, novice as well as more experienced. I am confident this course helps me to further improve my academic writing skills!’
Marlies Schillings | PhD student and Teacher Bewegingswetenschappen | Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
The Cambridge English Exams are internationally recognised exams that can be used to demonstrate that you have the language skills to live, study or work in an English-speaking environment. The courses run over 24 weeks with one two-hour session per week. You’ll also be required to do at least 2 hours of private study each week.
The Effective Communication courses focus on helping you become a more confident and fluent user of English. You’ll improve your English skills through practicing a variety of communicative tasks, such as discussions, negotiations, and teamwork reports.
In the IELTS preparation course, the 4-week online IELTS 'Prep Plus" course or the group course in class you will be familiarised with the examination strategies used in the IELTS test, an English proficiency test recognised by many different organisations across the world. You’ll enhance your writing, speaking, listening and reading skills, and you’ll specifically focus on improving the things that will help you to get a better IELTS score.
Are you interested in improving your spoken Dutch or pronunciation and prefer not to do so in a group? Is spelling a problem for you or do you feel that your texts are not sufficiently professional? Would you like to be well-prepared for the state exam or another type of exam?
Maastricht University offers training for candidates preparing for the European Qualifying Examination. The training is for candidates who already have a basic understanding of European patent law, and focuses on preparations for Papers A, B, C and D of the exam.
Maastricht University offers training for candidates preparing for the Pre-Examination of the European Qualifying Examination (EQE).
The Foundation Programme is for international students who wish to do a bachelor’s programme at Maastricht University but do not meet the admission requirements. It is a one year, full-time study programme consisting of English language training, content courses, academic skills training and cultural and social events that will help you integrate smoothly into your new life in the Netherlands as well as the study of your choice.
Approximately 300 courses and skills training on BSc and MSc level are on offer. You can find all courses, course descriptions (including prerequisites and levels) and coordinators. To check which courses you can take, please select Non Degree Courses. The duration of a course is 7 weeks; for a skills training 2 weeks. Exact dates of course periods can be found in the course descriptions or looked up in the academic calendar. The workload of a course is approximately 20 hours a week, including group meetings and individual study. Students are not allowed to take more than two courses in a period. The workload for a skills training is about 40 hours per week. You can follow maximum 2 courses per course period (period 1,2,4,and 5) and 1 skill per skills period (period 3 and 6). If you have any questions about the content of a course or skill, please contact the block coordinator (lecturer) before applying.
Maastricht University's PhD Comparative, International and European Law is designed to provide the working conditions and equip you with the skills necessary to perform academic research on a topic related to Comparative, European and International Law so as to be able to complete a PhD alongside other commitments.
The PhD programme in European Studies is a part-time PhD programme for professionals, taught at UM's campus in Brussels.
This PhD course focuses on survival analysis - a branch of statistics for analyzing the expected duration of time until one or more events happen. The course is intended for PhD candidates of FHML, MaCSBIO, M4I and Merln.