MA in Foreign Language Literature


MA in Foreign Language Literature

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1. Objective

Students pursuing master's degree must adhere to the comprehensive development of morality, intellect, physique and aesthetics.

Graduate degree candidates are required to:

1. strive to study Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, and the theoretical system of socialism with Chinese characteristics; study in depth the spirit of the series of important speeches of General Secretary Xi Jinping and the new ideas and new strategies of governance; firmly establish the road, theory, system, and cultural confidence of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and establish the common ideal of socialism with Chinese characteristics.

2. to establish patriotism, unity, peace-loving, hard-working, brave and self-improvement; to enhance the concept of rule of law, abide by the Constitution, laws and regulations, abide by the code of ethics of citizens, abide by the school management system, and have good moral quality and behavior.

3. study hard, explore, practice, and master modern scientific and cultural knowledge and professional skills; actively exercise, promote physical and mental health, improve personal cultivation, and cultivate aesthetic interests;

4. master solid basic theories and systematic expertise in the discipline, and proficiently master a foreign language; the ability to engage in scientific research, teaching work or to independently undertake specialized technical work.


2. Duration

The duration of study for master's students is 3 years. The maximum duration of study in school shall not exceed 6 years (including suspension and retention).


3. Training Method

The training method of this program adopts a combination of theoretical study and scientific research and social practice; in the guidance method, it adopts a combination of supervisor's responsibility and collective cultivation of the supervising group. After entering the university, the supervisor will fill out the Training Method for Master's Degree Candidates in Beijing Language and Culture University. The training method should be specified according to the requirements of the cultivation program and combined with the personal characteristics of the students.

4. Dissertation Writing and Defense

Dissertation work is an important part of the cultivation of postgraduates, which is a comprehensive training for postgraduates to conduct scientific research or undertake professional work, and an important link to cultivate postgraduates' ability of innovation, comprehensive application of learned knowledge to discover problems, analyze problems and solve problems.

After completing the program of the major, the prescribed courses and the dissertation writing, candidates can apply to the supervisor for the defense of the dissertation. After receiving the application, the supervisor shall review the study of each course specified in the cultivation plan of the graduate student as soon as possible and write a detailed academic evaluation and ideological and moral appraisal. The student and the supervisor shall fill out the Application Form for Master's Degree Defense of Beijing Language and Culture University together and submit it to the cultivation unit. The cultivation unit will arrange anonymous pre-review of the dissertation after the qualification examination of the dissertation submitted for defense. After the pre-review is approved, the sub-committee of degree evaluation will appoint a dissertation reviewer for the applicant and organize the dissertation defense committee. Those who fail to pass the pre-review will be disqualified from the defense and be treated as postponed.

The dissertation review and defense are carried out in accordance with the Implementation Rules of Degree Conferral Work of Beijing Language and Culture University. If the dissertation defense is not passed, a certificate of completion will be issued. If more than half of the members of the dissertation defense committee pass the dissertation defense and make a resolution, the dissertation can be revised and reapplied for defense within one year, and if the dissertation defense is passed again, a degree certificate will be issued and a certificate of completion will be exchanged for a graduation certificate; if the defense committee does not make a resolution to agree to revise the dissertation, no individual has the right to agree to revise the dissertation and reorganize the defense.

If the dissertation is not approved by the defense committee, no individual has the right to agree to revise the dissertation and re-defend it.