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Doctor of Philosophy (Chinese Literature)


The programme  focuses on  in-depth research and study in the field and sub-field which have been studied in Master level. In this programme, candidates are required to take several  related courseworks before they start their research at Ph.D level. Courses offered in this programme consist of  courses  that have existed and new courses in the  faculty. The programme aims to train related professionals from public and private sectors to be specialists in Chinese literature.

Entrance Requirements

  1. Candidates should have a Master’s degree in Chinese language studies and Chinese literature.
  2. Candidates who have a Master’s degree with thesis must have obtained a CGPA of 3.00.
  3. Candidates who hold a Master’s degree by coursework only must have obtained a CGPA of 3.20.


Semester Programme Offered

First Semester and Second Semester of each academic year.

Programme Requirements

Credits requirement:  Candidates pursuing the Doctor of Philosophy degree are required to complete a minimum of 3 credits of coursework (Research Method) or, any other related courses approved by the supervisory committee.

Other Requirements 

i.    Thesis

SPS6999    Doctoral Research

A doctoral candidate is required to register for the course SPS6999 Doctoral Research. This course entails a research project and at the end of the candidature, the candidate will submit a thesis. The thesis will then be sent for examination and a viva voce will be held to determine the candidate’s competency in the area of study.

ii.   Seminar

SPS6903      Seminar

A doctoral candidate is required to enroll for the SPS 6903 course that represents a defense of the research proposal. This course has to be taken as soon as the proposal has been approved by the thesis supervisory committee (not the academic advisor). The course will be assessed and the candidate will be given either a Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory grade.

iii. Comprehensive Examination

A candidate pursuing the doctoral programme is required to pass a written and oral comprehensive examination. This examination is taken upon completion of all coursework stipulated in the programme. It is designed to evaluate the candidate’s knowledge in the area of study, and his or her ability to integrate knowledge about research and theory to address basic issues in the area concerned as well as to understand related research methods and design.

Updated:: 05/04/2013 [noorziha]


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