Master’s in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics in Foreign Languages

Introduction to the Program

The Master’s in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics in Foreign Languages at Zhejiang Gongshang University is a two and a half year program for international students taught in English.

About Zhejiang Gongshang University

Established in 1911 as Hangzhou Vocational Business School (The Earliest Chinese Business School), Zhejiang Gongshang University (ZJSU) is a public higher educational institution that focuses on the fields of business and technology. For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

The 2.5-year MA program “Linguistics and Applied Linguistics in Foreign Languages” is provided by the School of Foreign Languages at Zhejiang Gongshang University. It aims to cultivate innovative teaching and research talents who are able to teach in universities and colleges with solid and systematical theory and practice ability. After this program, the students will be able to grasp the current affairs of global political, economical and social development; be able to master the basic theoretical knowledge of linguistics and applied linguistics and the academic development; be able to do scientific research and professional teaching independently with excellent spoken and written English application skills; be able to understand and apply the general methods for English teaching and research; be able to read and analyze the relevant literature materials and use computer devices to academic researches; be able to acquire a second language (Chinese);

Postgraduates are required to get enough credits by completing the degree courses, compulsory courses and optional courses. Great importance should be attached to compulsory course study so as to master the theoretical knowledge as well as the systematic expertise of linguistics and applied linguistics.Various teaching methods can be adopted such as lecturing, teacher-student discussion, self-study and book report, etc., according to the characteristics of the course. Teachers should focus on how to inspire postgraduates to acquire in-depth thinking and rational judgment, to cultivate their abilities in analyzing and solving problems. Options of interdisciplinary courses are encouraged as well.Thesis is an important part of postgraduates’ cultivation, which equips postgraduates with the capability of doing scientific research, comprehensive abilities in independent discovering, analyzing and solving problems, rigorous academic attitude and practical learning attitude.

Start Date of the Program


Entry Requirements

  1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens and in good health.
  2. Education Background Requirements:
    – Applicants for master’s degree studies must have bachelor’s degree;
  3. English language proficiency requirements:
    Applicants (except for English native speakers) must have TOEFL test or IELTS test or have other English language proficiency.

Application Deadline

15th of August


Main Courses

The program will provide such main courses as basic Chinese, Advanced English Reading and Writing, English Pedagogy, Academic English Writing ,Linguistic Theory, Foreign Language and Literature Research Methods,ESP Theories and Research Methods,Hot Issues in English Teaching ,Discourse Analysis,Comments on Business English Translation,Theory and Practice of Business English, Language Learning and Technology,etc.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB 25000 per year. The total for the 2.5 year program is 62,500 RMB.


Zhejiang Gong Shang University has two campuses: Xiasha Campus(also known as the Main Campus) and the Downtown Campus. For further information on the accommodation at Zhejiang Gong Shang University (ZJSU) visit the accommodation page here.

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