Call for Participation | Course in interpretative writing in the sport sciences, 7,5 credits | Örebro University, September & December 2030. Apply before August 31, 2020

Course content

The course will be most relevant for PhD students in the social sciences of sport, but may also apply to students of other disciplines who are researching issues relating to sport, physical education, physical activity, physical culture, and outdoor education (to name a few). The course includes inputs and discussions on academic writing, writing as a method of inquiry, andinterpretative writing for academic audiences. In three sections, the course covers (1) Nuts and bolts of writing, scientific writing, and interpretative writing with and without a theoretical perspective; (2) Examples of interpretative/analytic writing; and (3) Writing an interpretative text.

The course will entail writing exercises and students are expected to independently compose an interpretative text, which may consist of, but not be limited by, interpretation of literature or data, and/or a discussion of scientific data. This writing will be accompanied by peer feedback that serves as revision/review process.

Course information

      • The course language is English and international scholars will contribute to the
      • The course is limited to 15
      • Lectures in 2020 are scheduled for the 21st-23rd September (week 39) and the 14th-16th December (week 51). Additional weeks should be reserved for self study structured by online activities.

Admission requirements

To gain access to the course and complete the examinations included in the course, the applicant must be admitted to doctoral education at Örebro University.

Other applicants than doctoral students admitted at Örebro University may be given access to the course on the grounds ofprovisions for and/or agreements regarding contracted courses, joint degrees, national graduate schools or cooperation in other respects with other universities.

Any decisions on what such other applicants may be given access to the course are made separately and on the basis of the provisions and/or agreements that occasion the student to apply for the course.

For participation in the course in other respects, the same provisions shall apply as for doctoral students admitted to ÖrebroUniversity.


Course syllabus and link to application is found here. Last day for application is the 31st August 2020.


Course coordinator: Natalie Barker-Ruchti (

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