Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)

SJTU is one of the most prestigious universities in China. The University boasts a large number of famous scientists and professors, including 33 academics of the Academy of Sciences and Academy of Engineering, 92 accredited professors and chair professors of the "Cheung Kong Scholars Program" and more than 1,900 professors and associate professors.

Double Masters Degree Programme

We have established a Double Masters Degree Programme in Applied Linguistics in collaboration with SJTU. It is a 30-month programme and suitable for students of Linguistics in China interested in the unique opportunity to gain a Masters degree from both Lancaster and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. On successful completion of the 30 months, students will receive a Master’s in Applied Linguistics from SJTU and either one of the following Master’s from Lancaster University:

Admission to this programme is through SJTU. Students spend one semester (September to December) in Lancaster during the normal duration of the first year of the SJTU degree programme. The remainder of the Lancaster courses are taught in Shanghai by SJTU staff. There is a shared dissertation.

The aim of the MA is to provide professionally relevant and practically oriented training in Applied Linguistics. The programme provides a balance between practice-led, theory-led and research-led learning opportunities.

For further information about these programmes please contact:

Dr. Zhao Yong
School of Foreign Languages
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai 200240



Professor Elena Semino
Department of Linguistics and English Language
Bowland College
Lancaster University LA 1 4YT