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Undergraduate course

Scientific communication in English

  • ECTS credits5
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeKJEM290
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish.
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ECTS Credits


Level of Study


Teaching semester


Place of Instruction


Objectives and Content

The course will give the students an introduction to the most common terms used in English scientific literature, with a specific focus on chemistry. The teaching includes regular lectures and seminars where the students present and discuss scientific text that they have written.

The goal is that the students will learn to express themself precisely and scientifically in English, both in writing and in oral presentations.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course the student should be able to:


The student

  • Knows scientific (with a focus on chemistry) terms and phrases used in English
  • Knows the structure and basis of a scientific article


The student

  • Can produce a scientific text in English using the correct terms and phrases

General competence

The student

  • Can communicate scientific material in English both in writing and in oral presentations.

Required Previous Knowledge


Recommended Previous Knowledge


Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap


Access to the Course

You must be enrolled to one of the study programmes at the Faculty of Mathematics and natural sciences.

Teaching and learning methods

4 hours of teaching (lectures and seminars) every week for 6 weeks.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Attend five of six seminars. Write a (popular-) scientific paper in English.

Forms of Assessment

Approved (popular-) scientific paper, including an oral presentation of it. Approved attendance of the seminars. Compulsory work is valid for three following semesters.

Grading Scale

Pass / Fail

Assessment Semester

Only exam in semesters with regular teaching.

Course Evaluation

The students should evaluate the teaching according to UiB and the department¿s system of quality assurance.


Programme Committee

Department of Chemistry.

Course Coordinator

Department of Chemistry.

Course Administrator

Department of Chemistry.


Department of Chemistry.


Lecturer and administrative contact person you will find on Mitt UiB. Alternatively contact the study consultant at the department.

Exam information