Presentation Techniques for graduate students (CIP)

Course content

In this course you learn how to:

  • Plan, prepare and structure academic presentations 
  • Design and deliver informative and persuasive presentations clearly
  • Design and deliver complex arguments and counterarguments
  • Use language techniques and selected presentation techniques to create memorable academic presentations
  • Speak confidently with appropriate rate, projection, vocal variety and movement in a variety of situations such as lectures, oral exams, master theses defense, conferences etc…
  • Evaluate and critique presentations in a detailed and diplomatic way
  • Expand your comfort zone when talking to a variety of audiences and deliver presentations with charisma and ‘ethos, logos and pathos’
  • Use correct academic and domain specific language
  • Deal with fear when speaking in front of an audience


    This course will assist you in being able to participate in class/auditorium discussions, deliver better oral exams and become a memorable presenter in your future career.

‘Presentation Techniques’ is taught in a seminar style. Certain topics are taught through the flipped classroom technique.
You work on material in your own field of study/research and you show a high level of critical thinking. You participate in class discussions, complete a number of practice presentations (informative and persuasive), assess your peer’s presentations, and take part in a variety of exercises to improve your communication skills.

Only MA students can register for this course.
BA students are not eligible for this course; instead, they should choose ‘Presentation Techniques for Undergraduate Students’, ‘Academic Writing for Undergraduate Students’ and/or ‘English for Academic Purposes’.

Questions about registration and the course can be emailed to:

7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination
Oral exam (presentation) with material: The students’ presentation skills are assessed based on a final oral presentation (approximately 10 minutes) followed by a 10-minute ‘Question & Answer’ session. The examination is graded according to the Danish 7-point scale and based on an assessment of the student’s use of presentation techniques, structure and content, and language proficiency.
To successfully conclude the course, active participation is highly important and required for 75% of the sessions.

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 180,75
  • Lectures
  • 28
  • English
  • 208,75