Program Description

Cross-cultural Studies: Language and Communication

The Master’s Program of Cross-cultural Studies: Language and Communication helps students to understand how languages work, and how societies communicate using languages. Students will gain a solid knowledge of languages, the analytical skill for research, and the ability to communicate creatively across cultural boundaries. Students will be awarded Master of Arts in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics upon successful completion of this program.

  • Program Duration: 2 academic years
  • Language: The language of teaching and thesis writing is English.

Course Requirements:

Students are required to complete at least 20 credits of course work. Courses offered are as follows.

  • Introduction to Intercultural Communication
  • Doing Social Research
  • Academic Writing
  • Cross-cultural Pragmatics
  • Media Discourse Analysis: Theory and Practice
  • Debates in Cultural Studies
  • Rhetoric and Communication
  • Communication and Cognition
  • English As a Global Language
  • Comparative Studies of Chinese and English Cultures
  • Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophy
  • Film and Television Culture in Contemporary China
  • Lectures on Chinese Culture
  • Chinese Language

Academic Practicum and Field Work consist 3 credits.

The thesis consists of 3 credits. Students are expected to bring specific research questions to the program. The thesis must demonstrate valid analytical skills, and combines theories with practical experience. Students must pass an oral defense of thesis to obtain a Master’s Degree.

Admission Criteria

  • Applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Applicants should have an educational background or working experience relevant to the subject of study
  • Applicants should have sufficient English language proficiency

Application Time and Procedures

Time: January 1st to May 30th

1. Register and fill out required information at
2. Upload documents to as listed below:

  • (1)“Warranty Letter”( Please download the“Warranty Letter” at the online registration system after your online application is confirmed at the same time, the“Warranty Letter” shall be signed by the guarantor or affix one's seal)
  • (2) Scanned copy of passport (front page and visa page) and residential permit if available.
  • (3) Electronic photo with white background (minimum size: 640dpi*480dpi)
  • (4) Scanned copy of university diploma (or a Certificate of Expected Graduation), and university transcript. (Original documents need to be offered for a check on registration day)
  • (5) Two recommendation letters of associate professors (scanned copies)
  • (6) Personal Statement: The content shall include the applicant’s education and professional experience, academic achievements, research plan and the goal of development after graduation
  • (7) Research Plan: applicants need to write no less than 2000 characters
  • (8) Copy of published academic papers, awards and other research achievements.
  • (9) TOFEL or IELTS reports(if the applicant’s mother language is not English and his/her previous study & working experiences cannot prove his/her English level).

3. Pay application fee online.

4. Wait for the qualification examination and admission.

Please Note:
If the language of any document is not Chinese or English, please provide a notarized translation into Chinese or English. The application fee is not refundable.

Admission and Registration

Applicants can log on the online application system and check the admission result & scholarship information 3 weeks after the application finished (May 30th, 2018).
The letter of admission will be issued two weeks after the publication of the admission results. According to the information offered by the applicants in the online system, we’ll deliver the letter of admission, or the applicants can come to our office and claim by themselves.
The student must enter China with valid student visa on a regular passport.
Registration date will be in early September. The exact date will be confirmed by Letter of Admission.
Pay the insurance fee on registration day.

Tuition fee

¥30,000 RMB/year

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Last updated December 4, 2018
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Sept. 2019
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