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The award
PhD

How long you will study
3 - 4 Years

Domestic course fees
CNY 80000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
CNY 80000 per year

All study options

About School of Film and TV Arts at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU)

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.

Scholarships

We have a number of scholarship options for PhD candidates, including tuition-only scholarships for full-time PhD study and an academic merit scholarship for international students. Please see our scholarships page for more information.

Additionally, specific funded PhD projects are available that have a scholarship covering the tuition fee and a monthly stipend. Please visit scholarships for specific financial information. Funded projects in the Department are listed here when available.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPhDHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 - 4 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesCNY 80000 per yearInternational course feesCNY 80000 per year
  • The awardPhDHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study4 - 7 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesCNY 60000 per yearInternational course feesCNY 60000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

  • Full-time students

    Currently the tuition fee payable by full-time students on postgraduate research programmes is RMB 80,000 per year. It normally takes three years to complete a full-time PhD programme.

  • Part-time students

    For part-time students, tuition fee payable is RMB 60,000 per year. Part-time PhD study is typically completed in four to seven years.

  • Fee waiver

    Fees are waived for students who are awarded an XJTLU PhD scholarship.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of academic qualifications for entry onto our PhD programme. Please see our entry requirements for additional information.

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