Doctoral Program in International Politics(DPIP)
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1. Introduction of SIRPA

Fudan University is a comprehensive university located in Shanghai, China’s most internationalized metropolitan city. It is a top university in the world, ranked at the 88th place in the QS World University Rankings (2013/14). Its campus hosts the biggest group of foreign students in China.


The School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA) is a leading school in political and public affairs. Its Political Science and International Relations (including its public management) was ranked by QS ranging from the 40th to the 19th in the world over the past years. Supported by its interdisciplinary structure, strong international publications and exchanges, faculty resources and frontier research, SIRPA has been running several English-taught MA programs, including Chinese Politics and Diplomacy, Europe and Asia in Global Affairs (double degree with Science Po Paris), Chinese Government and Governance, Comparative Politics and international public policy, as well as one English-taught Ph.D. program in International Politics.


2. Introduction of the program

SIRPA has newly established an English-instructed Doctoral Program in International Politics. The principal goal of the program is preparing scholars and practitioners with a solid theoretical foundation, rigorous research skills, and profound knowledge of both history and contemporary issues in the vitally important fields of public and international affairs. The program mainly enrolls foreign students, and all its academic courses are taught in English. The curriculum and doctoral dissertation work in the program center around the following thematic areas: International Relations Theory, History of International Relations, Great-power Diplomacy, Chinese Foreign Policy, International Organization, Comparative Politics, BRICS Study, International Political Economy, Global Governance, International Security and Religion, etc.


Applicants should have master's degrees in related fields. The Doctoral Program in International Politics normally requires three to four years of work on courses and dissertation. The faculty members have diverse academic backgrounds, and many of them received their Ph.D. degrees abroad.


3. Application

Degree students are admitted to this program. For application procedures, please refer to the notice of International Students Office of Fudan University [http://iso.fudan.edu.cn/downloads/yjszsjz_en2015120301.pdf]


Application Package

Applicants are required to submit the application form, an official copy of previous diplomas, an official copy of all transcripts, two letters of recommendation, an official copy of TOEFL or IELTS scores if applicable, resume, statement of purpose, a writing sample paper, and a copy of passport.

For further information and downloading application forms, please visit our website at http://www.sirpa.fudan.edu.cn/english/.


4. Tuition and Scholarships

Tuition:

For foreign degree students in the program, the annual tuition is RMB 60,000.

Scholarships:

Students supported by Chinese government scholarship will be waived the tuition.

Students may be qualified for Chinese government scholarship and/or Shanghai Government Scholarship. Please browse the following websites for detailed information:

http://en.csc.edu.cn/Laihua/scholarshipdetailen.aspx?cid=97&id=2052

http://www.study-shanghai.org/Scholarship_en.asp

http://iso.fudan.edu.cn/xuexi_sh.htm

Notes:

1. We strongly suggest applicants should apply for the Chinese Government Scholarship while applying for admissions into our doctoral program. The Chinese Government Scholarship are usually not open for applications from current students in the program. Therefore, you are advised to apply for it before coming to China.

2. The applicant should apply online (http://admission.iso.fudan.edu.cn/) as a self-support student first.

3. Application documents for scholarship can be submitted together with admission documents.

4. First get acceptance from the University, then an applicant may have the opportunity to get the scholarship.

5. Fudan University also offers Fudan Student Fellowship annually to second-year and third-year foreign students based on a campus-wide competition. SIRPA also presents Excellence in Study Scholarship and awards to student each year in October. In addition, SIRPA provide financial support for students to participate in international academic conferences and other activities, subject to SIRPA's relevant funding policies.


Accommodation at Fudan Campus

An on-campus International Students Dormitory is available. Please check the website of International Student Office for further information.


5. Degree and Requirements

The Doctoral Program in International Politics has two phases: coursework and dissertation writing. Each doctoral student must complete a minimum of 19 credit hours of coursework (minimum 9 credits of core coursework, minimum 4 credits of Chinese language coursework, minimum 4 credits of elective coursework, and minimum 2 credits of independent study coursework) and meet Fudan University's minimum GPA requirement for a doctoral degree. Besides completing coursework, each student must write a dissertation and pass the oral defense. Students should publish academic articles in international journals or present papers of good quality at international academic conferences during their doctoral study.


6. Curriculum

Doctoral Program in International Politics at a Glance


Semester

Study Requirements

1st

Coursework

2nd

Coursework

3rd

Coursework, Qualifying Exam at the beginning of the semester, and Proposal Defense at the end of the semester

4th

Dissertation Writing, and Presentation on Dissertation Progress at the end of the semester

5th

Dissertation Writing, Dissertation Pre-defense at the end of the semester

6th

Dissertation Defense


Courses Available



Course

Category

Semester

International Politics and Theories

Required

Fall

Research Methods for Political Science

Required

Fall

Political Development in Modern China

Required

Fall

Chinese Diplomacy

Required

Spring

Chinese Language

4 credits required

Fall/Spring

Studies of Chinese Foreign and Security Policies

Elective

Spring

China's Foreign Economic Policies

Elective

Spring

International Relations of Northeast Asia

Elective

Spring

Global Governance

Elective

Spring

International Relations in East Asia

Elective

Fall

Political Economy in East Asia

Elective

Fall

Sino-Russian Relations and Russian Politics

Elective

Spring

Sino-EU Relations and European Politics

Elective

Fall

Sino-U.S. Relations and American Politics

Elective

Fall

Grassroots Democracy and Social Movement in China

Elective

Spring

Chinese Public Policy in Action

Elective

Spring



Students can also take elective courses from other schools like Department of Chinese Language and Literature, School of Social Development and Public Policy, School of Journalism and School of Economics.


Core Courses

International Politics and Theories

This is a required course for students in the Doctoral Program in International Politics. This course is designed to assist students in acquiring knowledge about international politics and theories. The goal of the course is to provide students with a thorough understanding of international politics from both theoretical and factual perspectives. It will mainly focus on contending theories, i.e., different theoretical perspectives, on international relations (IR). Students are required to not only understand various IR theories, as well as their relations, but also employ those theories to describe and explain international events.


Research Methods for Political Science

This is a required course for students in the program. It offers an in-depth introduction to both quantitative and qualitative research methods in political science. It is designed to equip students with knowledge and techniques for reading scholarly articles and conducting their own academic research. The course introduces the general principles for conducting political science research, some practical techniques for writing research proposals and research papers at Fudan University, and the major research methods for political science.


Political Development in Modern China

This course strives to capture the continuous drama of the Chinese struggle for national revival through political, social and economic modernization. It deals with fundamental questions as why China went communist in time of national crisis since mid-19th century; how the PRC regime tried to industrialize the economy and society through state mobilization in 50s and 60s; how that mobilization model ran into a dead end at the end of 70s; and finally how the market oriented reforms and opening up to the outside world in the past 30 years have transformed the socio-economics and the state-society relations in today's China.


Chinese Diplomacy

This course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to contemporary China's diplomacy and its foreign policy, as well as their theoretical and historical background. This course will also investigate the decision-making system of Chinese foreign policy, China's bilateral relations with major powers, China's multilateral relations with its neighboring countries, developing countries and international organizations. Emphasis will be placed on the period since 1978 when China entered its reform and opening-up era.


7. Contact Information

The DPIP program

Dr. Jiejin ZHU

Email: zhujiejin@fudan.edu.cn

Address: Room 721, Wenke Building, 220 Handan Rd., Shanghai, China 200433

International office of SIRPA

Ms. Qianjie LIU

E-mail: liuqianjie@fudan.edu.cn    

Tel: +86-21-55665488          

Fax: +86-21-65647267

Address: Room 609 Wenke Building, 220 Handan Rd., Shanghai, China 200433

Website: http://www.sirpa.fudan.edu.cn/english/


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