PhD in Linguistics (Chinese)

Duration: 4 years
Medium of Instruction: Chinese


  • Fostering scholars who are well-versed in ancient and modern Chinese language and linguistics as well as related theories;
  • Enhancing capacity for independent research and publication of research findings;
  • Enabling candidates to produce high-quality doctoral theses.


  • In-depth research into specific aspects of Chinese language and linguistics;
  • Excellence in academic research in Chinese language and innovative findings in the field;
  • Courses spanning two semesters followed by the writing of a doctoral dissertation.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes

  • Examine related-theories in ancient and modern Chinese language and linguistics;
  • Skillfully and accurately conduct independent research and publication of research findings;
  • Produce high-quality doctoral dissertations.

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete and pass all the courses in study plan (26 credits in total);
  • Write a doctoral dissertation and pass the oral defence.

Entry Requirements

Please refer to the website of the Graduate School for further details.

Career Prospects

  • Our graduates enjoy a competitive edge in leading universities and research institutions across the world.
  • Pursue a career in the educational institutions and government departments in Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, and Macao.
  • Work in fields including the media, writing, publishing, and cultural creative industry, etc.


  1. Resources for current students at the Graduate School
  2. Please refer to the Course Catalog for course information of the curriculum.