The University is now offering PhD opportunities at Humanities and Social Sciences cluster, and we welcome applications from high caliber candidates interested in pursuing a research degree in the areas listed below:
China Studies: Chinese society, Chinese politics and economy, Chinese history, literature and culture, China's international relations.
English: English language, applied linguistics, second language acquisition, language education, bilingualism and multilingualism, cognitive linguistics, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, media discourse, modernism and postmodern literature, cosmopolitanism, Romanticism, and translation and interpreting studies
International Relations: China's international relations including security, foreign policy and economics; the foreign policies and international relations of states and regional organizations in Africa, the Americas, the Asia-Pacific, and the European Union; international and global political economy; peace and state-building; critical security studies; post-structural approaches to IR; development studies; international communication; propaganda studies; political ideology; soft power studies; Cold War international history; intelligence studies; ethnic minorities.
Media and Communication: Digital/New media, Journalism, Media and Communication, Media and Culture.
We accept a wide variety of academic qualifications for entry onto our PhD programme. The typical minimum entry requirement is a UK undergraduate (bachelors) degree with honours at a first or upper second class level in an appropriate field of study. Equivalent overseas degrees are also accepted.
Applicants whose first language is not English or have not studied at degree level in English are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
Information on Entry Requirements can be found at: https://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/en/study-with-us/admissions/entry-requirements
PhD programme and Degree
PhD programmes at the XJTLU are composed of 3 years research and submission is expected within 3 years for full-time students. PhD supervision is undertaken jointly by academics from Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University China(XJTLU) and University of Liverpool (UoL). Upon successful completion, students will be awarded University of Liverpool PhD degree.
How to apply
Interested applicants are required to prepare the following documents to upload onto the online application system: https://jlu.radiusbycampusmgmt.com/ssc/aform/x7708JN7kS5kx6700txN.ssc
- Research proposal: https://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/assets/files/admissions/Research-Proposal-Template.pdf
- Full academic transcripts of university studies and grading system (both bachelor and master)
- University degree certificate or enrollment statement (both bachelor and master)
- Verification report of degree certificate(Chinese students only, both bachelor and master)
- A copy of Master dissertation (or an equivalent writing sample) and examiners reports available
- Certificates of English language qualifications (an IELTS score of 7 or above)
- Personal statement
- Two formal reference letters
- A copy of your passport (for international students only)
Click here for further details about how to prepare the supporting documents and use the online application system.
After submitting your application documents, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from the system.
XJTLU offers a range of scholarships to highly motivated and qualified candidates to pursue research leading to a PhD degree. Successful applicants may receive financial support up to:
• A tuition fee scholarship for up to three years
• A monthly stipend for up to three years
Students who are awarded an XJTLU PhD scholarship are normally required to undertake a Teaching Assistant or Research Assistant (300 – 500 hours in one academic year) during the scholarship funded period, which is an excellent opportunity to develop academic and research skills.
For more details about scholarship application, please refer to the scholarship website: (https://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/en/study-with-us/admissions/scholarships).
First round – applications submitted by 17:00 CST(UTC+8), 15 October will be reviewed in the first round and decision will be announced in December.
Second round – applications submitted by 17:00 CST(UTC+8), 15 April will be reviewed in the second round and decision will be announced in June.
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