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PAT (MA) Track 1: Advanced Study Skills & English Skills

Tuition fee €695 one-time
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PAT for Master’s students – Track 1

In this Pre-Academic Training programme you will participate in the following courses:

Introduction to Maastricht: Practical activities (help finding accommodation, opening a bank account, information on insurance, residence permit and city hall registration, help finding a second-hand bike and sim-card, etc.), social activities (barbecue, boat tour, historical city tour, sports day, etc.) and introduction lectures to Problem Based Learning (PBL) and Dutch culture.

Advanced Study Skills: This course will focus on the skills that enable you to study and learn efficiently. You will develop your own personal approach to study and learning in a way that meets your own individual needs and as you progress with your study skills you will discover what works for you, and what doesn’t. You will gain knowledge about methods to achieve personal study results and put them in practice, setting up personal study goals, planning and executing your personal study plan as well as evaluating and improving it. The lectures and the learning labs where you will actively contribute with content and presentations will help you get from levels of awareness to educational excellence and personal success by developing skills related to communication, collaboration and confidence. The course is developed on the pillars of literature and know-how provided by students in a dynamic and interactive atmosphere.

English Skills – Academic Writing and Oral Presentations: The course is designed to develop and further two essential components of your Master’s programme at Maastricht University: Academic Writing and Oral Presentation, including an introduction to the Art of Debate. The course will focus on the development and improvement of the following:
• academic writing skills
• communication skills via group work and class discussions in an international classroom environment using PBL methods
• oral presentation skills
Additionally, digital technologies including Epigeum, an online programme designed to support university students in the effective use of English for Academic Studies, will be made available to be accessed in your free time. This course also includes guided practice and essential terminology for delivering and receiving feedback. The English Skills course will assist you in becoming more confident and competent in the advancement of your academic writing and oral presentation skills necessary in pursuit of your Master’s degree.

Apply now! PAT 2019 2018/19
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Aug 1, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States