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English Thesis Writing Lab

In the Thesis Writing Lab, the focus is on the specific challenges of writing the final thesis you are currently working. This can be either an undergraduate thesis (BA/BSc/LLB) or a graduate thesis (MA/MSc/LLM).

Writing a thesis requires very specific skills. This course provides support for you to master this skill set to successfully guide your thesis to completion. The general aim of each session is to coach you in the specific language issues related to long-form academic writing and to enable you to implement this knowledge in improving your own thesis and future articles and monographs. 

Target audience

This course is recommended if you are currently engaged in the writing phase of your thesis and wish to improve your formal, academic writing skills within the context of the composition of your own work. You need to be actively involved in the process of writing (a first draft of) your thesis at the time of enrollment.

At the end of the course you can

  • recognize and remedy problems in your own long-form texts with respect coherence and unity
  • recognize and remedy problems relating to language and the presentation of logical argumentation
  • effectively proofread your own texts, provide feedback to others, and incorporate feedback into your own text in relation to standard issues of style and reference with respect to the style guidelines commonly used in your field (APA and CMS given focus in this course)

English Thesis Writing Lab in short

Duration and course format

7x 2-hour classes, 3 ECTS


End of January

Course fee

  • Students Tilburg University: 3 Language Vouchers or € 204
  • Staff/Alumni Tilburg University: € 210
  • External participants: € 240


All levels, but B2+ or higher highly recommended (Common European Reference Framework )

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Course information and timetable

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This course is intended for everyone who is highly educated. This means that you have a diploma at HAVO or VWO level and are therefore eligible for Higher Education in the Netherlands.

In our conditions, you can find more information about the registration period etc.

Student at Tilburg University
Staff member at Tilburg University
Alumnus of Tilburg University
External participant