College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences post-graduate courses

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

This course is designed to develop your written English skills. It focuses on the specific academic vocabulary, style and structure that you need for your first written assessments such as the Health and Safety Report and Bow-Tie Analysis. There will also be sessions aimed at developing your presentation skills and preparing for exams.  As part of the course, students may also book tutorials for individual advice on pieces of work.

Mining & Geology PG: Dates: Jan 16th - March 20th  Time:  Tuesday 2.00 - 3.30pm  Location: Penryn Campus, Daphne DuMaurier F

Energy Engineering PGs: email for details.

British Culture and Society

This course is open to all students and is an opportunity to learn more about aspects of Britsh culture and to share your experiences of living and studying in Cornwall.  The focus is on functional language and expressions for everyday life.

Dates:  Jan 24th - March 21st      Time: every Wednesday 4.00 - 5.30pm     Location: Penryn Campus, Tremough House seminar Y

The Sounds of English

A course that focuses on the pronunciation and delivery of spoken English, and how to develop your speaking and listening skills. We’ll be looking at aspects of pronunciation and connected speech, and discovering why native speakers can be difficult to understand. Part of the course will involve giving mini-presentations and receiving feedback on pronunciation and the effectiveness of communication. 

Dates: tbc      Time: tbc        Location: tbc


90 min class each week during Autumn and Spring terms

Start date

Week commencing January 15th

Time and place

Tremough House, Seminar Y ( First class, times and locations will vary)

Course fees



Non-credit bearing

'The tutor’s sympathetic suggestions regarding academic writing style really helped me develop my writing skills and improve my assignments both for 1st and 2nd semester. I’m really grateful for the classes.' (Mining Engineering MEng) 



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