Doctoral Degree on Chinese Language and Literature


Doctoral Degree on Chinese Language and Literature

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1. Objective

To cultivate high-level research-oriented specialists in Chinese language and literature to meet the needs of national and social development.


2. Duration

The minimum period of study for doctoral degree candidates who are not oriented is 3 years, and the minimum period of study for doctoral candidates who are oriented and cannot be fully released is 4 years, and the maximum period of study in school shall not exceed 8 years (including suspension and retention of academic status).


3. Training Method

The cultivation mode of doctoral candidates adopts a combination of course study, scientific research work and social practice, focusing on cultivating their ability to engage in independent scientific research. The cultivation of doctoral candidates is the responsibility of the doctoral supervisor, and the combination of individual supervision and collective cultivation of the supervisory group is implemented. The supervising group is usually composed of three to four teachers with the title of associate professor or above, working under the guidance of the supervisor of doctoral candidates.

The supervisor of doctoral candidates shall instruct the students to draw up a cultivation plan according to the provisions in the cultivation program and fill out the Cultivation Plan for Doctoral Candidates of Beijing Language and Culture University within three months after admission. The cultivation plan should be specified according to the requirements of the cultivation program and combined with the personal characteristics of the doctoral candidates. It should have a clear scope of Dissertation selection and make general arrangements for the expected goals and progress requirements of course study, literature reading, scientific research work and dissertation, etc.


4. Assessment

Each course can choose appropriate assessment methods such as written examinations, oral examinations, course papers and research reports according to the nature of the course, and the content focuses on testing the comprehensive ability of doctoral candidates in various aspects. The course assessment is based on a percentage system, and a score of 70 or above is considered a pass.


5. Credits Requirements

Chinese doctoral candidates should take at least 15 credits of course work, including at least 6 credits of compulsory courses and 9 credits of elective courses; doctoral candidates studying in China should take at least 12 credits of course work, including at least 4 credits of compulsory courses and at least 8 credits of elective courses.


6. Dissertation and Degree Awarding (2 credits)

The dissertation is an important part of the training work of postgraduates. The dissertation requires the author to make creative achievements in science or technology on the subject under study, and has great significance to the development of society or the discipline in theory or practice. The dissertation should show that the author has mastered the solid and broad basic theories and systematic and in-depth expertise of the discipline and has the ability to conduct scientific research independently.


1. Before applying for the defense of the dissertation, Chinese doctoral candidates (Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan doctoral candidates should refer to the implementation) must have published at least one core journal paper related to their majors, or 2 papers in regular academic journals related to the major (including the official published academic proceedings), excluding the notice of use. The doctoral student should be the first author of the paper, and BLCU should be the first unit signatory. The recognition of core journals is based on the Classification Table of Academic Journals of Beijing Language and Culture University compiled by the Research Office of our university. If the above requirements are not met, the dissertation defense will not be approved.

2. The doctoral dissertation defense should be applied by the person himself/herself, recommended by the supervisor, and peer experts should be hired to review the dissertation, and the dissertation defense can be organized only after the review is passed. Those who fail to pass the review will be issued a certificate of completion. After revising the dissertation, they can apply for defense again before the next application for the degree is organized by the university.

If the doctoral dissertation defense is approved by the Academic Degree Evaluation Committee of the university, the doctoral degree can be awarded and the graduation certificate and the degree certificate can be issued.

If the doctoral dissertation defense is not passed, a certificate of completion will be issued. With the approval of the defense committee, the dissertation can be revised and re-defended within two years. Those who pass the defense will exchange the certificate of completion for the certificate of graduation and submit it to the Academic Degrees Committee of the university and issue the degree certificate after the approval.

The application and awarding of doctoral degrees shall be carried out in accordance with the Implementation Rules for Degree Awarding of Beijing Language and Culture University, the Rules for Writing Dissertations of Postgraduates of Beijing Language and Culture University and the relevant regulations on the evaluation and defense of dissertations.

After the doctoral dissertation has been anonymously reviewed, evaluated, defended and approved by the two degree evaluation committees of the university, two credits will be awarded.