LU PhD Programme in Sociology and/or Social Policy with Joint Supervision with South China Normal University (SCNU), China
Lingnan University (LU) and South China Normal University (SCNU) have launched a joint PhD supervision in Sociology and/or Social Policy programme since the 2022 intake.
Under this joint supervision collaboration:
Students studying the relevant master’s degree programmes or in-service young teachers can submit applications to LU.
Students will receive joint supervision from a Chief Supervisor from LU and a Co-supervisor from SCNU throughout their 3-year studies. Both supervisors will closely supervise the students’ studies.
LU will provide each student with a monthly stipend of HK$5,100 (rate for 2023-24 academic year, subject to annual review and adjustment)during their first 1.5 years of study at LU, and SCNU supervisors will provide each of their students a certain amount of sponsorship based on individual situations during their remaining 1.5 years at SCNU.
Upon graduation, students will be conferred a PhD degree in Sociology and/or Social Policy by LU.
Study Mode and Programme Duration
The collaboration is available in full-time mode. The normal study period is 3 years and students will be a registered student of LU throughout the 3-year study period. They will spend their first 1.5 years in LU, and the remaining 1.5 years in SCNU as a visiting student.
Students are required to take the required courses of LU in their first 1.5 years of study in LU, and if needed, fulfil programme-specific requirements before moving onto SCNU to continue with their research and thesis writing during the remaining 1.5 years. Besides, students need to meet other general requirements of the PhD programme of LU during their research studies, e.g. topic-defence seminar and confirmation of candidature in the 1st year, annual progress review at the end of each academic year, research findings seminar and thesis examination in the final year.
Award of Degree
Students will be conferred the PhD degree in Sociology and/or Social Policy by LU. On the students’ transcripts, collaboration with SCNU will be indicated.
Fees and Studentships
Students under this collaboration will be admitted as a self-financed student. They will pay the tuition fees (HK$100,000/year, the rate for 2023-24 academic year and is subject to annual review) and other miscellaneous fees to LU for their whole study period. Please refer to https://LN.edu.hk/rpg/admission/fees for fee details.
LU will provide each student with a monthly stipend of HK$5,100 (rate for 2023-24 academic year, subject to annual review and adjustment) during their first 1.5 years of study at LU, and SCNU supervisors will provide each of their students a certain amount of sponsorship based on individual situations during their remaining 1.5 years at SCNU.
Accommodation will be available for students (at their own costs) during their studies at LU and SCNU respectively. Details of student hostels of LU are available at https://LN.edu.hk/osa/hostel. Details of housing accommodation of SCNU are available at http://english.scnu.edu.cn/a/20180426/14.html
Applicants shall meet the minimum admission requirements and the programme-specific requirements for PhD programmes of LU.
Please refer to https://LN.edu.hk/rpg/admission/requirement/admission-criteria-and-requirements for the admission criteria and requirements of LU, and https://www.LN.edu.hk/rpg/admission/requirement/additional-admission-requirements for the additional admission requirements of individual programmes.
Application for Admission
Applicants should submit an application to LU via the online admission system at https://www.LN.edu.hk/admissions/applyonline/index-rpg.html.
HK$200 (late application fee HK$400)
19 January 2024*
(*Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis, subject to the availability of places.)
About South China Normal University (SCNU)
For the details about South China Normal University, please visit SCNU’s website at http://english.scnu.edu.cn/.
To learn more about the distinguished professors in SCNU who can serve as supervisors for this programme, please visit https://LN.edu.hk/rpg/collaborative-programmes/distinguished-professors-in-scnu.