POLS020 Specialised English


This course has been designed to meet the needs of students who study in English academic environment. It aims to develop skills in both academic writing and speaking as well as to further build up specific vocabulary. It also attempts to develop skills in analysis and case studies in order to prepare students for longer academic research.

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Politics and Society (in English)


Rositca Christova

Course Description:


Upon completion of the course students are expected to have developed the following competences:

-knowing the types of academic written inputs

-being able to analyse a case both in writing and speaking

-are fully aware of types of research and how to conduct such

Level of English-C1 and above

Full-time Programmes

Types of Courses:

Language of teaching:


  1. Types of Research-qualitative versus quantitative research
  2. Types of Research-qualitative versus quantitative research
  3. Structuring academic research
  4. Case study-Guidelines
  5. Case study: Structure
  6. Seminars and Discussion
  7. Continuous assessment


Carter, S., Kelly, F. & Brailsford, I. (2012). Structuring your research thesis. London: Palgrave.

Coles, M. (1995). A student’s guide to coursework writing. Stirling: University of Stirling