Help is on hand if you require support with either academic writing. This could include developing your writing technique to produce a more understandable degree project or thesis and learning how to correctly reference source material.
The Writing Centre – an academic writing resource
We're here to guide you in your work with different writing tasks and can answer questions about texts and language. While we do not proofread and point out grammar and spelling errors, we can help you find strategies to develop your writing skills to help you with your studies.
We are also available for questions related to study techniques, reading and oral presentations.
The Writing Centre can help you with:
instructions and help to clarify tasks
the writing process and the development of reasoning
text and sentence structure and context
bibliography and source management
How to best use your time at the Writing Centre
Bring your document to your writing tutorial in a digital format, on a USB stick or on your computer, or save your document on the university server and log into a computer in the Writing Centre with your university computer ID.
Preparations for meeting a tutor at the Writing Centre
Bring your document to your writing tutorial in a digital format, please use Microsoft Word if possible. This programme is free to all students and can be obtained via the IT Support for students.
Please upload your document to your booking on the booking page. You can always log in to your booking and upload. That way the Writing Centre tutors will be able to open your work on the computer and make comments and corrections in person.
Keep in mind that your tutorial is not long. If you have a particular portion of text that you need special help with, bring just that portion to the tutor's attention.
Remember that we are not correcting your document, but teaching you principles of self-correction. We will look at particular sentences and phrases that can be corrected or re-worked for effectiveness and clarity. However, you will not walk away from this tutorial with a perfect document that is ready to hand-in to your instructor. You will walk away with increased knowledge on how to correct your own work.
We can receive students in small groups (a maximum of five students per group), for pedagogical review of details relating to writing, reading, language and study techniques. One student makes the appointment and in the booking lists the names of the others and what it is you want to improve upon.
There are a number of free-standing courses available if you want to improve your English language skills. You apply as you would to any other university course.
The aim of the course is for you to acquire knowledge and understanding of various types of academic language. You also develop your ability and assurance to communicate, both in writing and orally, and to observe established genre conventions.
This course in English for professional application stresses three particular aspects: the logical organisation and presentation of ideas; detailed proof-reading; and the conventions of various writing genres, such as business e-mails and proposals.
The aim of the course is to develop oral skills needed to succeed in using English at the university. Through the use of drama and acting techniques for voice and speech designed by actors, the student will discover an awareness of and improve the vocal apparatus and their body and the skills to use them in public speaking.
Make an appointment at the Writing Centre
Register and create an account to make an appointment at the Writing Centre. If you want help making an appointment you are welcome to our drop-in at the Orkanen library's entrance.
If you want help making an appointment, or want answers to short questions about writing, reading or study techniques, you are welcome to our drop-in at the Orkanen library's entrance. Drop-in times for the autumn semester are yet to be confirmed.
If there is no free time when you want to book, you can put yourself on our waiting list, and you will be notified if there is a cancellation. In the schedule, click on the clock next to the day you want to place yourself on the waiting list.
Maths workshops are for all students regardless of education and knowledge of mathematics. You can attend to deepen your knowledge of mathematics and get help in your ongoing mathematics courses.
Two workshops with different profiles – which one is right for you?
For questions about basic maths issues, you can visit the maths workshop which takes place on Tuesdays from 13.15 to 16.30, in room F409 in Orkanen. This workshop is staffed by teachers from the teacher training education.
For more advanced maths issues, you can visit the maths workshop at the Faculty of Technology and Society. Here the focus is on the mathematics that is required in technical education. This workshop is open every Thursday from 15.15 to 17.00.
The degree project, or thesis, is the major academic work you do at the end of your studies. Templates for degree projects and information about support on hand during the writing process are available, as too are details of what happens after it is registered.
Template for degree project cover sheets
To ensure a uniform look for all degree projects at Malmö University, there is a template in Word format that you can download and use as a cover sheet. You can add a picture or photo if you choose.
As of January 1, 2018, Malmö University has been digitally archiving completed degree projects. The information below applies to all students.
Register your degree project in Malmö University Electronic Publishing (MUEP)
You need to register mandatory information about your degree project, such as its title, programme you are studying and if you want the thesis to be published publicly or not. Published degree projects are archived after grading in 'Malmö University Electronic Publishing' (MUEP) by a study administrator.
Step-by-step guide on how to register your degree project in MUEP
Go to https://muep.mau.se and click on 'Login' under the heading 'My account' on the right side of the page. If the project is co-authored, it is enough for just one person to complete the registration. Do not forget to provide the names and personal identification number of both authors.
Log in with your computer identity, the same identity you use when logging in to any of the University's computers. If you have forgotten your computer username and/or password, please contact the Helpdesk. If you want to publish your degree project after you have finished your studies, when you are no longer a student, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you have logged in, click on 'Student'.
Choose what faculty and school/department you have studied at, as well as the name of your programme. Click 'Submit a new item to this collection'.
Check the box next to 'I grant the licence' and click 'Next'. You will retain the right to your work and can contact email@example.com if you want to make the pdf non-editable.
Fill in information about your degree project: author, title, keywords, abstract etc. Click 'Next'. You also must specify if you want the degree project to be open for reading or not with the 'Essay On-line' option – you answer 'yes' or 'no' to display the pdf file in MUEP.
Please note that you should not upload your pdf file. This will be done by a study administrator. Continue to the next page by clicking 'Next'.
On the following page, you can make alterations to your submission if necessary. When you are satisfied that it is accurate and complete, click 'Complete submission'.
When you have completed the registration, a notification email is sent to your study administrator who will make sure your degree project has passed. If you stated that you want the degree project to be visible in the database, the pdf file will be published and be searchable via various search engines.
Do you want to make edits to your thesis after registration? For theses published after January 1, 2018, contact the study administration for approval of changes.
Please note, if you can see your degree project under the heading 'Submissions being reviewed', it is awaiting approval by the study administrator and is being reviewed. If your degree project is visible under the heading 'Unfinished submissions', then you have not completed your registration (or it has been sent back as incomplete (you will receive email notification if this is the case). To complete the registration, click on the title and click through the steps above once more.
Degree projects with non-written content
If your project consists of any non-written content, you must contact the course coordinator before the examination to receive information on how these parts of the project should be documented.
Submit your thesis on time
You must submit your degree project according to the procedures outlined by the course coordinator, and, if necessary, make printouts of the degree project document to be used by the examiner and external reviewer.
Submit an amended version
After receiving your grade, you may need to submit an amended version of your degree project if the examiner requires you to do so.
When your degree project has been approved
the study administrator publishes the final degree project document in MUEP and, if necessary, adds any missing mandatory information;
the student study administrator registers the student’s grade in Ladok; and
the degree project document is archived in the University’s e-archive. Any non-written content is archived according to an agreement with the student.
When searching for information
When you are writing an assignment or your degree project, you need to spend some time searching for information. You need to be structured and work methodically. It is important that you plan, document and reflect on your searches.
When you write texts and use other people’s thoughts and ideas from books, journal articles and websites, you should refer to them so that others can find the original text. There are many different rules for how you can do this.