Course information

All student who have a scholarship in which the PAT is a mandatory part take Advanced Study Skills and English Skills - Academic Writing and Oral Presentations.

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The Pre-Academic Training will take place from 8 August 2022 until 19 August 2022.

Advanced Study Skills

This course will focus on the skills that enable you to study and learn efficiently. You will develop your own personal approach to study and learning in a way that meets your own individual needs and as you progress with your study skills you will discover what works for you, and what doesn’t. You will gain knowledge about methods to achieve personal study results and put them in practice, setting up personal study goals, planning and executing your personal study plan as well as evaluating and improving it. The lectures and the learning labs where you will actively contribute with content and presentations will help you get from levels of awareness to educational excellence and personal success by developing skills related to communication, collaboration and confidence. The course is developed on the pillars of literature and know-how provided by students in a dynamic and interactive atmosphere.

English Skills – Academic Writing and Oral Presentations

The English Skills course is designed to develop and further two essential components of your Master's programme at Maastricht University: Academic Writing and Oral Presentation, including an introduction to the Art of Debate. The course will focus on the development and improvement of the following:

  • academic writing skills
  • communication skills via group work and class discussions in an international classroom environment using PBL methods
  • oral presentation skills

Additionally, digital technologies including Epigeum, an online programme designed to support university students in the effective use of English for Academic Studies, will be made available to be accessed in your free time. This course also includes guided practice and essential terminology for delivering and receiving feedback. The English Skills course will assist you in becoming more confident and competent in the advancement of your academic writing and oral presentation skills necessary in pursuit of your Master's degree.

  • Course information

  • Advanced Study Skills

  • English Skills – Academic Writing and Oral Presentations