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).

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?

Dates and times

This course is offered annually in February, April/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.