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ABOUT THIS COURSE
STUDY JOURNEY

What will I learn?

OVERVIEW

PhD research is a central and exciting part of the School of Film and Television Arts research culture.

We offer a broad range of research skills that are tailored to the needs of the individual student who may be undertaking study in (but not limited to) communications studies, media studies, journalism studies, digital arts, cultural studies, or film studies. These include time and project management, writing and communication skills, research methodologies, methods and ethics.

We also support interdisciplinary research that draws upon a variety of fields of expertise within the Humanities cluster, including research into China Studies, Linguistics, and Public Health. Our ongoing series of research seminars provides a forum for PhD students to share ideas and receive feedback from our team of experts in the field.

As part of our programme of professional development, we offer PhD students the opportunity to shadow a member of staff for one semester in order to develop their teaching skills, as well as opportunities to provide teaching assistance. You will join an exciting and dynamic research community that facilitates leading-edge research opportunities.

Our PhD programme is a strategic research collaboration between XJTLU and the University of Liverpool, based at XJTLU. Upon successful completion of your programme you will receive a PhD degree from the University of Liverpool, which is recognised by the UK’s Department of Education as well as China’s Ministry of Education.

The normal length of full-time PhD programme is three years. At the end of three years’ full-time study, you can apply for an extension of one year to complete the writing of your dissertation. Part-time PhD degrees usually take four to seven years.

As a registered full-time PhD student, you have the opportunity to apply for a research visit to the University of Liverpool for up to three months. Your accommodation and travel fees will be covered by XJTLU and the University of Liverpool.

Full-time PhD students are funded to attend local and international conferences during their studies.

KEY BENEFITS OF PHD STUDY AT XJTLU:

  • Our PhD programme equips you with a range of professional skills to help you maximise your future employability
  • Our supervisors will guide you through one of the most intellectually satisfying experiences of your life
  • Supervision from respected academics at both XJTLU and the University of Liverpool
  • PhD students have dedicated travel budgets for participating in international conferences
  • The chance to apply for a research visit to the University of Liverpool for up to three months
  • Opportunities to work as a teaching assistant and develop crucial academic skills.

Which department am I in?

School of Film and TV Arts

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
¥80,000.00 (US$ 11,224) per year
Start date

Expected September 2019

Venue

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

111 Ren Ai Road, Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District,

Suzhou Industrial Park,

SUZHOU,

Jiangsu,

215123, China

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The University accepts a wide variety of academic qualifications. The typical minimum entry requirement is a UK Bachelor's degree (with Honours) at a first or upper second class level in an appropriate field of study. Individual consideration is given to mature students with significant and relevant experience with professional qualifications. Equivalent overseas degrees are also accepted. English Language Requirements: 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. Individual cases will be considered on your own merit. You may be required to attend an interview or take a test to further demonstrate your English proficiency. Qualifications accepted by the University include the following: GCSE – C; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with minimum scores of 51 in each component; Cambridge English: Advanced: 58; Cambridge IGCSE as a First Language: (Syllabus 0510 and 0511) Minimum - Reading grade E; Writing grade E; Speaking grade D (0522) or 2 (0500); Listening grade D (0522) or 2 (0500); Cambridge IGCSE as a Second Language: (Syllabus 0510 and 0511) Minimum - Reading grade D; Writing grade D; Oral (Speaking) grade C (0511) or 2 (0510); Listening grade A; Trinity Integrated Skills in English: ISEIII - Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing – PASS; UK- International Baccalaureate: Standard Level 5 or Higher Level Grade 4 in English B (Group 2); Hong Kong use of English AS level: C; INDIA Standard XII: 70% or above from Central and Metro State Boards when education has been completed in English Medium); WAEC (for Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria & Sierra Leone): Grade C, Credit (4-6) or above.

For international students

Students must have minimum requirement is a UK Bachelor's degree (with Honours) at a first or upper second class level in an appropriate field of study. Individual consideration is given to mature students with significant and relevant experience with professional qualifications. Equivalent overseas degrees are also accepted.

English Language Requirements

  • GCSE: C grade or above
  • IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component). This is the minimum requirement for admission to the University and many of our PhD programmes (for example, arts and humanities, business and management) will require higher scores than this, and may also require higher specific grades in each of the sub-tests.
  • PEARSON TEST OF ENGLISH ACADEMIC (PTE ACADEMIC): 62 with minimum scores of 51 in each component.
  • CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH: ADVANCED: 58
  • CAMBRIDGE IGCSE AS A FIRST LANGUAGE: (Syllabus 0510 and 0511) Minimum - Reading grade E; Writing grade E; Speaking grade D (0522) or 2 (0500); Listening grade D (0522) or 2 (0500).
  • CAMBRIDGE IGCSE AS A SECOND LANGUAGE: (Syllabus 0510 and 0511) Minimum - Reading grade D; Writing grade D; Oral (Speaking) grade C (0511) or 2 (0510); Listening grade A.
  • TRINITY INTEGRATED SKILLS IN ENGLISH: ISEIII - Listening, reading, speaking and writing - PASS
  • UK- INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE: Standard Level 5 or Higher Level Grade 4 in English B (Group 2).
  • HONG KONG USE OF ENGLISH AS LEVEL: C grade or above.
  • INDIA STANDARD XII: 70 percent or above from Central and Metro State Boards when education has been completed in English.
  • WAEC (FOR GAMBIA, GHANA, LIBERIA, NIGERIA AND SIERRA LEONE): Grade C, Credit (4-6) or above.

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