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Teaching Medium: Chinese
Degree Awarded: Doctoral's Degree
Entry Requirements: Master's Degree or above
Duration: 3 Years
Starting Date: Sep.2024
Application Deadline: May 31, 2024
Tuition Fee:
CNY 29,000 per year
Application Fee:
150 USD (Non-Refundable)
HSK: Level 6
Schools: Other

1. Training Objectives
To implement the party and the government's educational policy, and foster moral, intellectual, physical development of a comprehensive teaching, research and adaptation to the country's economic construction and social development needs of senior professionals, the students' training requests the basic requirements for the following:
1.1 Adhere to the basic principles of Marxism and the Party's basic line, love the motherland, rigorous study with a strong sense of professionalism, and consciously set for socialist modernization services conviction.
1.2 Systematically and effectively master the basic theory and application of the disciplinary research methods, have the ability to work with independent scientific research and innovation capacity and excellent ability to complete a doctorate thesis.
2. Study period
3-6 years for the professional doctorate
3. The major research direction
1) Study of community
2) Study of social culture
3) Study of social idea
4) Analysis of organization strategic
5) Sociology of Family
4. Curriculum
Course Number
Course Name
Academic Degree Courses Public Basic Courses 
Marxism and Social Contemporary Trend of Thought 
The First Foreign Language (English) 
1, 2
Basic and Specialized Courses 
The Development of Modern Sociological Theory 
The Methodology of the Sociological Studies 
Required Courses Seminars       
5. Scientific research and thesis work
5.1 After 20 credits for the doctoral and 68 credits for the master-doctoral, students can start preparing Ph.D. thesis.
The basic theoretical research papers can be a fundamental research, and also be applied basic research, with China's economic construction and social development linked. Ph.D. thesis which under the guidance of instructors should be independently completed papers in the relevant disciplines, the selection of subjects allow to emerging encourage cross-disciplinary work, but should reach the forefront of academic and theoretical creativity.
5.2 Doctoral student in the school must finish the opening of that report within one year after
enrollment, the written report should not be less than 8000 words, at least 50 articles cited literature. And the report should be open, interdisciplinary topics related disciplines should have Professor (4), Associate Professor (3) to attended. Papers in the second phase report third semester or academic year for three academic years the first semester. Ph.D. thesis work to achieve the progress and interim results from the 2000 word essay about the work either in the context of the secondary subjects focus on open, interdisciplinary topics related disciplines should employ professors, associate professor in (participants not less than five persons). Accreditation will be given a warning to those students whose thesis did not pass. And those couldn't pass in the review after 6 month, will accept for disposal by the school management according to the relevant provisions.
5.3 A former student in the application must meet the "Shanghai University postgraduate degrees awarded research quantified targets".
5.4 The training exercise program combining mentoring and collective training. Doctorate program led to the establishment of the steering group of students (not less than three members) and the College (department) validation after postgraduate Department reported for the record. Steering Group is an academic group which offers the doctoral students specific guidance and management, with discussion, modification and validation program learning plan, and also examining the implementation of a doctoral degree from the papers that report and the report stage, guiding graduate dissertation. Sociology professional doctoral curriculum.

1. Postgraduate graduation, hold a Master's Degree
2. HSK 6
3. Aged 18 - 40
1.  Photocopy of valid passport
With photo, passport number &expiration date and name included.

2.  Passport-sized photo
A passport-sized photo taken recently of the applicant.

3.  Master's degree diploma
Graduation certificate should be in Chinese or English.If not, it should be translated into Chinese or English and be notarized.

4.  Transcript of postgraduate school

5.  HSK Certificate (No need for English-taught program)
Level 3 or above

6.  Two recommendation letters
From professor,associate professor or equivalents.

7.  Study plan
Including study purpose, research interest and research plan in brief.(at least 1 A4 page)

8.  Certificate of Chinese language education
For applying Chinese-medium programs.