Present your Science

Learn how to create an effective story supported by stunning visuals to make your science shine
April to June
October to December

Course structure

  • Study at you own pace

    A researcher's time is valuable and often limited. For this reason, we have made the course material available in video format for self-study, allowing you to learn at your own pace and schedule.
  • Feedback sessions

    Throughout the course, you will meet with your instructors and other students to get personal feedback after each assignment. These feedback sessions will be held over Zoom.
  • Assignments

    Three assignments guiding you towards creating visually effective and interesting presentation slides will be given during the course. 

  • Please welcome to the stage...

    You will end the course by giving a presentation that includes everything you have learned throughout the course, as well as get a chance to see the creations of your fellow students.

Course summary

  • Present your Science 
  • Ph.D. level course
  • €675
  • Equiv. to 4 ECTS (120 h of study)
  • English
  • PowerPoint and Adobe Illustrator, Affinity Designer or Inkscape

Learning outcome

In this course you will learn the  skills necessary to craft engaging presentations that stay with your audience:

Compelling narrative

We will teach you how to put together a compelling narrative that keeps the audience interested, based on your science

Let your presentation come to life

Your presentation will be taken to the next level with animations that enhance your message.

Visual thinking

You will get into the mindset of telling your story with visuals and get away from busy, wordy slides.

Find your voice

The course will introduce you to effective presentation techniques and help you find your own unique style.

Effective design principles

We will show you how to present and arrange the elements on your slide to maximize the impact of your message.

Introduction to vector graphics

The course will familiarize you with illustration software to help you add high resolution images to your slides.

Presentations made
by students

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I really learned a lot, and most scientists I know would improve their presentations greatly by taking the course.
Signe Vogel
The structure of the course working on one single presentation and improving it throughout the course was very beneficial. The course really helped me improve my presentation (specifically preparation) skills!
Maha Elgarf

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Frequently asked questions

Why does it cost money, I thought all Ph.D. courses were supposed to be free of charge!

We wish that all courses could be free as well, but since we are doing this for a living we need to charge for the course. We do everything we can to keep the cost as low as possible.

How do I pay for the course?

Most of our students get funding for the registration fee from either their supervisor (if you are a Ph.D. student), your own research money, stipends or from the institution/department.

You can pay by invoice or online when the course opens. 

Hmm, you represent a company, could you really examine and give me the credits?

Of course not, but if you complete the course you will receive a certificate that clearly states the amount of work you have done, measured in time. This certificate could then be used to get ECTS credits but your supervisor/responsible must be the examinator. So far, more than 3000 students have completed the course and received credits. Should you run into problems, please let us know, and we will do what we can to help resolve the issue.

Is this some easily earned credits? I mean, I pay a registration fee, then you must be happy and just let me pass?

Absolutely not, in order to pass and complete the course you must do all the assignments, attend all face-to-face sessions and complete all video modules. It is equivalent to 3 weeks of full time work.

We at Visualize your Science pride ourself on delivering quality courses, and we can only do that if we expect as much of the students as they do of us.

What will happen if I cannot complete the course this semester?

No problem, you will have the opportunity to finalize the course within two years of the initial sign-up, free of charge of course. All you have to do is remember to register for an upcoming course by contacting Visualize your Science directly. 

How long can I access the online material?

You will have access to the material for life, as long as you remember to login to your account at least once every two years (due to GDPR).

What is Visualize your Science?

Visualize your Science AB is a company based in Espoo Finland (FO: 2754269-4). It was founded by Andreas Dahlin in April 2016 and currently has 7 employees. Visualize your Science AB helps scientists communicate their research more effectively with better images, illustrations, visualizations and animations.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you change your mind and do not want to take the course, you have until 14 days before the course opens to cancel your registration without cost. After this time you will be billed in full. If you have already passed the latest cancellation date, but are hindered from attending the course, it is good to know you have the opportunity to follow the classes anytime within the next two years.