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					Department of Chinese Studies


   Research Programme
         Briefing
    27 January 2012 - 10am


       11 August 2011, 10.30am
     Duration of Candidature
The maximum periods of candidature for both
full-time and part-time candidates are the
same

  Masters        : 36 months

  PhD            : 60 months

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      Coursework Requirement…1
   All students are required to read, and pass a
    number of relevant modules unless exemption has
    been granted by the University. Master and PhD
    students of the Department are required to
    complete a minimum of four and six modules
    respectively

   Students are encouraged to read more than the
    minimum required modules; they are allowed to
    read modules from other departments

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      Coursework Requirement…2

   Masters students are required to read and
    pass 4 modules, with at least 75% of the
    total modular credit (MC) requirements
    obtained from Level 5000 or 6000 modules

   Up to 25% of the total MC requirements may
    be obtained from Level 4000 modules


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       Coursework Requirement…3
   PhD students are required to read and pass 6
    modules, with at least 50% of the total MC
    requirements obtained from Level
    6000 modules

   Up to 25% of the total MC requirements may
    be obtained from Level 4000 modules. The
    remaining MCs must be obtained from Level
    5000 or 6000 modules

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    Coursework Requirement…4

 Discuss with your supervisor(s) or Graduate
  Coordinator the relevant modules for your
  programme.
 All modules must be taken and passed within
  your maximum period of candidature



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             Coursework Requirement…5
Students have to meet the following continuation requirements:

   Masters - CAP should not fall below -
              2.50 for two consecutive semesters or
              3.00 for three consecutive semesters

   PhD -       CAP should not fall below -
                3.00 for two consecutive semesters or
                3.50 for three consecutive semesters

    Termination of candidature would result if a student fails to
    maintain the minimum CAP as stipulated above

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Graduate Research Seminar CH6770


The coursework requirement includes a Graduate
Research Seminar CH6770 that will be graded on
a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis.

This is a compulsory module for all research
students, and offers an opportunity to present their
research papers


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         Independent Study Modules
           – CH5660 and CH6262

With the approval of the Department, students may opt for two
Independent Study Modules (ISMs). The ISM is designed to
enable students to explore an approved topic of the discipline in
depth. The student should approach a lecturer to decide on an
agreed topic, readings and assignments for the module. A
formal written agreement should be drawn up, giving a clear
description of the topic, programme of study, assignments,
evaluation as well as other pertinent details

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Minimum of two graded modules

Scholars are expected to read a minimum
of 2 graded modules per semester, which
must count towards their CAP




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 English Language Requirement

Students who are required to read graduate
English modules at the intermediate level are
required to obtain satisfactory grades (at least
Grade C) within two years of their candidature




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         Research Progress Reports

   Students are required to submit a bi-annual research
    progress report consisting of a summary of work
    done in the previous semester and work to be done in
    the current semester

   The research progress report submission periods are
     August (for assessment of research progress in
        Semester 2 of the previous Academic Year) and
     January (for assessment of research progress in
        Semester 1 of the current academic year)

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         Research Progress Reports
   For scholars, the semestral progress report will be
    taken into account for scholarship renewal.
    Please note that scholarship will be suspended
    if research progress report is not submitted by
    the deadline

   Students who are in their first term (semester) of
    study are not required to submit the Research
    Progress Report
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    PhD Qualifying Examination…1
    PhD candidates are also required to pass a
    Qualifying Examination comprising:

   comprehensive examinations
    (1 Major field and 1 Minor field); and

   an oral defence of PhD thesis proposal (for
    which a 30- to 50-page thesis proposal is
    expected)
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    PhD Qualifying Examination…2
Candidates must satisfy the following conditions before
  they sit for the PhD QE:

   Complete a minimum of five modules, at least two of
    which are obtained from Level 6000 modules, with
    a minimum CAP of 3.50;

   Where applicable, obtain satisfactory grades (at
    least grade C) in the Centre for English Language
    Communication graduate English modules at
    intermediate level;

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     PhD Qualifying Examination…3
   Candidates should pass the QE within the first two years of
    their candidature.

   A second PhD QE may be attempted during this period should
    the candidate fail the first attempt. This applies to both full-
    time and part-time candidates. For research scholars, their
    scholarship will only be suspended upon the recommendation
    of the Department

   A candidate who fails to clear the PhD QE by the end of the
    second year of his/her candidature may be downgraded to
    the Masters programme if he/she can complete a reasonably
    good Masters thesis. For research scholars, the scholarship in
    such cases will be terminated. Otherwise, the candidature of
    such students will be terminated

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    PhD qualifying Examination …4


   The date of the oral defence examination will
    be set a minimum of 2 weeks after the thesis
    proposal has been submitted to, and displayed
    at the Department




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                 Leave Matters
Students who would like to attend conferences,
participate in field trips, take up research
attachments or read modules related to their
research areas in other institutions have to
seek approval from the Department

When approval is obtained, leave is deemed to
be granted

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Support for Overseas Fieldwork

Full-time graduate research students may apply for
financial support for overseas fieldwork directly related
to their Masters or PhD thesis from the Graduate Research
Support Scheme. This scheme finances airfare, daily
allowance and other research-related expenses as
deemed appropriate by the Faculty approving
committee. Priority will be given to PhD research students

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         Support for Overseas Fieldwork

   The funding limit for PhD research students is S$6000
    per candidature. Only candidates who have passed
    their PhD QE are eligible for the GRSS grant. Those
    who have not sat for the QE may submit an advance
    application but fieldwork must commence only after
    passing the QE

   The funding limit for Masters research students is
    S$3,000 per candidature


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    Financial Assistance for Student Projects

   Financial assistance is given to full-time students involved in
    projects directly related to their studies. This covers
    reimbursement of consumables and travel arising from the
    projects

   Full-time Masters students may claim 100% of actual
    expenditure, subject to a maximum of S$400 per student
    throughout the candidature period

   Full-time PhD students may claim 100% of actual expenditure,
    subject to a maximum of S$500 per student throughout the
    candidature period.

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            Travel Grant for Conference
              Attendance/Participation
    Full-time graduate research students admitted are given
    financial support for their attendance/participation in
    conferences as follows:

   Full-time Masters research students may attend local, regional
    or international conferences subject to a total limit of S$2,000
    throughout their candidature

   Full-time PhD students may attend local, regional or
    international conferences subject to a total limit of S$3,500
    throughout their candidature.


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                 Department Work


    You may be required by Department to assist in teaching
    or other department work without additional pay, for up
    to six hours per week as follows:

   No more than two hours of tutorials per week
   Preparation work for teaching including attending
    lectures that guide them on the facilitation of tutorials
   Marking of assignments and examination answer scripts
   Two invigilation duties per semester
   All TAs are required to attend the training courses
    offered by CDTL within their first year of candidature.
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 Part-time Work for Foreign Non-
         Research Scholars
Foreign full-time graduate students who are
not research scholars must seek approval to
work part-time.
Part-time work is allowed up to a maximum of
16 hours per week during the term.

TAship recipients are not allowed to work
parttime, regardless of nationality.
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           Length of MA/PhD Theses


   MA thesis
    60,000 to 135,000 characters

   PhD thesis
    150, 000 to 250,000 characters



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          Language of MA/PhD Theses


   Major language is Chinese

   Students who wish to write in English must seek
    the support of the supervisor and secure
    written approval from the Head or Graduate
    Coordinator.


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    PhD Thesis Oral Examination…1
   The duration of the oral examination is
    approximately two hours. The examination
    comprises an oral presentation followed by an
    oral defence/open discussion

   Other faculty members may attend the oral
    examination


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    PhD Thesis Oral Examination …2
    The oral presentation takes 15 to 20 minutes and should not
    exceed 30 minutes. Candidates should observe the following:

   Give a brief overview of the thesis;
   Discuss key findings and new contributions made to the field;
   Justify methodology and theoretical framework used;
   Analyze implications of study for future research, policy and
    other applications;
   Answer any question raised on the subject matter of the
    research thesis and related subjects satisfactorily


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        Graduation Requirements
               MASTER
 Minimum CAP of 3.00;
 Must not fail more than two modules;

 Where applicable, obtain satisfactory grades
  (at least grade C) in the graduate English
  courses conducted by the Centre for English
  Language Communication at intermediate
  level; and
 Pass Masters thesis.



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           Graduation Requirements
                    PHD
   Minimum CAP of 3.50;
   Must not fail more than two modules;
   Where applicable, obtain satisfactory grades (at
    least Grade C) in the graduate English courses
    conducted by the Centre for English Language
    Communication at intermediate level of proficiency;
   Pass Qualifying Examination;
   Pass PhD thesis; and
   Pass Oral Examination

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           Seminar/Talk/QE Exam
   It is compulsory for Research Scholars to attend all
    seminars/talks/QE examination organized by the Department.
    This, however, does not include events by RESEARCH GROUPS

   Research scholars who are unable to attend seminars/talks
    are required to write a formal letter explaining their absence
    to the Graduate Co-ordinator, Assistant Professor Koh Khee
    Heong, or Mdm Fong Yoke Chan (admin staff).

   Research scholars who consistently fail to attend seminars/
    talks may not have their research scholarships extended
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         Seminar/Talk/QE Exam
 All Research Scholars must join at least One of the RESEARCH
  GROUPS. Attendance of core Research Groups events is also
  compulsory for Research Scholars.
 Research Scholars are only allowed to be exempted from
  joining any of the groups when their supervisors express in
  writing that none of the groups is suitable.
 We welcome all graduate students to join the research group
  that fits their interest.
 Kindly register with Mdm. Fong Yoke Chan your preferred
  research group by Friday 3 February 2012.


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    Graduate Room (AS3 #04-22)

 Keep room clean and tidy
 Maintain a reasonable level of noise

 Ensure that room is locked up when vacant

  to safeguard equipment
 Do not hog computer when others are
  waiting to use it


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     中文系博士研究生“综合考试”学科领域



   各研究生将按照以下24个领域,经和论文导师
    和指导委员会商讨,选择应考的“第一”和
    “第二”领域。
   现代学术发展迅速,如果有最新的学科发展,
    或有“跨学科”的交叉领域,在上述24各领域
    范围以外,系内将成立小组个别处理。
   一般来说,“第一领域”考官、论文导师、指
    导委员会主席、“开题报告”主席,应属同一
    人。如有特别情况,可和系主任商讨应对。

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•汉语组

1.    语法化理论,历史语言学,汉语发展史;
2.    OT理论,音系学,汉语语音与方言;
3.    语言类型学,中国少数民族语言;
4.    认知语言学,构式语法理论,现代汉语语法;
5.    话语分析,修辞学;
6.    语义学,词汇语义学,现代汉语词汇;
7.    生成语言学,句法学,现代汉语语法;
8.    语言习得,应用语言学,语言教学法;
9.    文化语言学,语言与社会,人类语言学;
10.   翻译学,中英翻译的理论与实践。

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•文学组


1.   中国古典小说
2.   中国文学批评
3.   中国现代文学
4.   中国古典诗歌
5.   中国古典戏剧
6.   中国赋体文学
7.   中国电影


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•历史组
1.   中国上古史 (约远古—秦汉)
2.   中国中古史(约魏晋—隋唐)
3.   近世中国史(约宋—清)
4.   中国近现代史(约晚清—现代)
5.   中国思想史
6.   中国文化史
7.   海外华人研究


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•语言组

1.    历史语言学 (语法化理论,历史语言学,汉语发展史);
2.    语音音系学 (OT理论,音系学,汉语语音与方言);
3.    语言类型学 (语言类型学,中国少数民族语言);
4.    认知语言学 (认知语言学,构式语法理论,现代汉语语法)
5.    话语语用学 (话语分析,修辞学,语用学);
6.    词汇语义学 (语义学,词汇语义学,现代汉语词汇);
7.    功能语法 (句法学,现代汉语语法);
8.    语言习得 (语言习得,应用语言学,语言教学法);
9.    社会语言学 (文化语言学,语言与社会,人类语言学)
10.   翻译理论 (翻译学,中英翻译的理论与实践);
11.   计算语言学


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研究群队
本系现有5个活跃的研究群,分别为:
 东南亚华人研究

 汉语语言学研究

 明清研究

 印刷及大众文化研究

 中国宗教




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           The End ~
Wishing you success in your studies!
                



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