Doctoral Researchers

After completing a doctoral degree, you will work as an expert within your own discipline and in society. You will be fluent in the conventions of academic expression. You will perceive writing as an integral part of a researcher’s professional skills and career path. You will be motivated to develop your communication skills and to use writing as a resource in research work. Your goal will be to evolve into an independent researcher with an original voice, one who can critically engage with the dominant ideas in your discipline and offer alternative views. Movi's courses will help you achieve these goals by developing your academic communication skills.

Enroll for the courses in SISU. Click on the brochure to read about
the Movi courses for the doctoral researchers. 

"The best thing was that this was a course with contact teaching and with a relatively small group. This allowed the participants to raise problematic issues and the atmosphere on the course was supportive and friendly.


As you are planning your study path as a doctoral researcher, we highly recommend that you keep these XDOC courses in mind. Movi’s XDOC courses can, for instance, be included in your study plan as part of the compulsory studies. The courses are quite popular and hence it has proven to be useful to plan your participation in these courses in advance, whenever possible. However, don’t feel pressured to take them all at once but rather take your time to see what type of support you’d benefit from as you proceed with your doctoral research. For instance, whenever you are getting ready for a new academic year/semester or whenever you are facing something new (e.g. a new stage or text genre) as a doctoral researcher, feel free to see if there’s a suitable course for you on offer. All course information is easily found via Sisu if you use ‘XDOC’ when searching for courses. Should any general questions regarding the XDOC courses arise, don't hesitate to contact us via If you have any questions or concerns regarding specific courses or groups, please contact the course's teacher directly.

Typically, all the courses are offered at least twice during the academic year: once during the autumn semester and once during the spring semester. Please also note that every academic year, Movi offers all these XDOC courses both as online and onsite versions so you will surely find the right group for you even if you are not able to join contact teaching on campus. More information on the courses’ implementation types is also available via Sisu.

Finally, when it comes to registration, please remember to always cancel your course registration, if you decide that you cannot join the course: this allows your peers from the waiting list to get in.

Should any questions or concerns arise, don’t hesitate to contact us via

Scientific communication taught in English 

Courses recommended particularly for early-stage Doctoral Researchers

Courses focusing on specific text genres and offering support for writing

Courses recommended particularly for final-stage Doctoral Researchers


If you can follow the instruction in Finnish, you have more courses to choose from.
Read more about the courses in Finnish.

Questions concerning your studies:
The University of Jyväskylä Graduate School for Doctoral Studies: