1. Cultivation Aims
This program aims to cultivate qualified personnel who are well developed morally, intellectually and physically. They are expected to lay a solid theoretical foundation in the English language, literature and culture, acquire systematic specified knowledge and fairly good practical ability. They are also required to be able to undertake teaching, scientific research and other social work in the field of English language and literature.
2. Duration of the Program
This program generally lasts three years.
3. Research Directions
3.1 Translation: studies of classics translation, and of translation theories and techniques.
3.2 British and American Literature: studies of the British literature, American literature and literary criticism
3.3 British and American popular Literature: Studies of British and American popular novels.
3.4 Cross-Cultural Communication: Focus on contrastive study between English language and culture and Chinese language and culture.
3.5 Aesthetics on Contemporary Western novels: Studies of Aesthetics in British and American novels.
4. Course Content
Academic Degree Courses Political Theoretical Course
Theory and Practice of Scientific Socialism
Selected Readings of Marxist Classics
Second Foreign Languages
1, 2, 3
Select one from the 4 items
Translation Theory and Practice
Aesthetics on British and American Fiction
A Historical Study of British and American Literature
Western Literature theories
Required Courses Literature Reading Seminar
The Translation of Classical Chinese Poetry
British and American Popular Literature
A Study of British and American Fiction
A study of British and American Drama
5. Research and Thesis
5.1 After acquiring all the credits as required, candidates are eligible for conducting research on their theses.
5.2 Candidates should present their topics of their theses, then collect both Chinese and foreign documentary resources, begin the research work under guidance of their supervisors, conduct seminars on documentary resources, thesis preliminary conference and periodical reports on their theses. After consulting the discipline panel and obtaining the approval of the panel, candidates can start their specific studies and thesis writing.
5.3 Theses must be written in accurate and smooth English as well as in good format, logic and organization, supported by full and detailed reference resources. The theses should convey the original and correct ideas of the authors, up to the requirements of being published. The 15000- to 20000-word thesis must be printed out one month prior to the defense and then submitted to the defense committee, which will make arrangement for the evaluation and defense of the theses.
5.4 The thesis writing should be conducted in accordance with "The Quantification Index on Research Achievements of Shanghai University for Master's and Doctoral Candidates."
5.5 The completed theses should be assessed and degrees conferred in accordance with "Regulations Concerning Academic Degrees in the People's Republic of China" and " Rules Concerning Academic Degrees in Shanghai University."
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. Bachelor'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 undergraduate school
5. Two recommendation letters
From professor,associate professor or equivalents.
6. Certificate of English proficiency test
IELTS or TOEFl will only be required if the applicant is not a native English speaker.
7. Certificate of Chinese language education
For applying Chinese-medium programs.
8. Study plan
Including study purpose, research interest and research plan in brief. (at least 1 A4 page)