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Open online courses

Two MOOCs in academic writing have been developed at Lund University: Akademiskt skrivande (in Swedish) and Writing in English at University.

The MOOCs in academic writing are intended to be a resource for students and teachers at Lund University, but are open to everyone. The courses have flexible enrolment. Sign up today and start the courses at Coursera's web page (see below)!

Akademiskt skrivande (the course is given in Swedish)

Vilket ämne du än studerar på universitetet så är skrivandet en del av utbildningen. Hur man skriver varierar mellan olika ämnen, men det finns också gemensamma nämnare för alla akademiska texter. I den här kursen riktar vi oss till dig som är – eller vill bli – student. Du får dels allmänna råd om hur du planerar ditt skrivande, dels mer specifika tips om disposition, struktur, språk och stil. Några lektioner behandlar särskilt  hur du argumenterar trovärdigt och hederligt i akademiska sammanhang. I det sista kursmomentet riktar vi oss till dig som är lärare på universitetet med tips på hur skrivträning kan integreras i ämnesundervisningen.

Kursen består av fem moduler:

1. Varför skriver man?

2. Hur bygger man en akademisk text?

3. Hur ser det akademiska språket ut?

4. Vad innebär akademisk hederlighet?

5. Till lärare: Hur utvecklar vi studenters skrivande?


Susanne Pelger, Sara Santesson, Nicolette Karst, Fredrik Vanek

Course content and enrolment

To see the course content and to enrol in the course, visit Coursera's course page.

Writing in English at University

The MOOC Writing in English at University is a resource for university students who are currently involved in writing assignments or degree projects as well as for students who wish to learn about academic writing in order to prepare for future writing tasks at university. Although the course provides guidance to all student writers, it targets specifically those who are writing in second language learner contexts and whose native language is not English.

As well as helping learners to put together their own “toolbox” of academic writing skills, Writing in English at University will give participants a chance to test out some of these tools, and to reflect on their own development as writers. With flexible enrolment, learners can spend as much time as they need on a module or they can speed up the pace of their studies, depending on what suits them and their particular learning styles.

The course is divided into four modules:

1. Writing in English at university: An introduction

2. Structuring your text and conveying your argument

3. Using sources in academic writing

4. The writer’s toolbox: Editing and proofreading


Satu Manninen, Ellen Turner, Cecilia Wadsö Lecaros, Nicolette Karst, Fredrik Vanek

Course content and enrolment

To see the course content and to enrol in the course, visit Coursera's course page.

Course sessions

You can start the courses whenever you would like, but you will be assigned to the next available course session at Coursera. This spring the course sessions start during the following periods:

February 6  – February  11 

March 6 – March 11 

April 3 – April 8 

May 1– May 6 

Videos available at Youtube

There is a Youtube channel for the courses in academic writing. All the lectures are freely available at the following playlists:

Akademiskt skrivande

Writing in English at University

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MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course, a free university course delivered online and open to everyone.

Please note that you cannot include a MOOC as part of a degree or receive university credits for it.

Contact information

Ebba Ruhe

Course coordinator

ebba.ruhe [at]