Academic Writing part 2: Thesis (online)

Are you in the process of writing your thesis? You may have questions about how to formulate complex sentences, how to use the correct style and words to make a professional impression, or how to best edit the text. This online course will help you to answer these questions and optimise your writing skills.

Target group

Academic Writing part 2 is aimed at bachelor’s and master’s students that are currently writing their thesis and who want to improve their academic writing skills.

Course level

B2 and up (CEFR)

Course content

Your thesis is the starting point for this course. To get the most out of this course, it is important that the date for handing in your thesis is after the end of the course. If you have not yet started your thesis, then we suggest that you take Academic Writing part 1.

During the course you will:

Our lecturer will help you to:

Admission requirements

Before you can enrol in Academic Writing courses you will have to take a Placement Test (OOPT) and to submit a writing assignment.

Step 1: OOPT
You need a minimum score of 70 to enrol in Academic Writing part 2. You can request the OOPT by emailing us at

What is an Oxford Online Placement Test?

Step 2: Writing assignment

Please write a short essay of 250-300 words on a topic related to your field of study.

Please send us the writing assignment and OOPT score via the form on the right side of this page. Our teachers will grade your assignment and advise you whether Academic Writing part 1 or 2 might be the best fit.

Tips for the writing assignment

Before sending in your text, read your draft and ask yourself the following questions:

Step 3: Register on the right side of this page.

Dates and times

Day Start date End date Time
Tuesday 15 February 12 April 19:30-20:30 hrs

View the full schedule here.

This course is offered annually in February, May and September.

If you would like to take this course but it is either full or does not list a starting date that suits you, please click here and you will be notified once you can sign up for new dates.


You follow the course entirely online using the Virtual Classroom in Brightspace.

Number of meetings

8 online classes of 1 hour each and 2 individual sessions of 30 minutes each.


2 to 3 hours per week.

Course materials

Participants will get access to Brightspace. All relevant information will be made available on a course page.


To receive a Wageningen in'to Languages certificate, a minimum attendance of 80% is required.


BSc/MSc WUR Students €60
WUR Employees €250
Regular fee €275

The course price does not include course materials.