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School of Philosophy and Social Development 哲学与社会发展学院
List of Subjects
1 Philosophy哲学(Bachelor)   Apply
2 Science of Religion宗教学(Bachelor)   Apply
3 Sociology社会学(Bachelor)   Apply
4 Social Work社会工作(Bachelor)   Apply
5 Marxist Philosophy马克思主义哲学(Master)   Apply
6 Chinese Philosophy中国哲学(Master/Doctor)   Apply
7 Foreign Philosophy外国哲学(Master/Doctor)   Apply
8 Scientific and Technological Philosophy科学技术哲学(Master)   Apply
9 Religion Science宗教学(Master)   Apply
10 Sociology社会学(Master)   Apply
11 Social Security社会保障(Master)   Apply
12 Social Work社会工作(Master)   Apply
Founded in November 1999, the School of Philosophy and Social Development, Shandong University, was developed from the merger of the original department of philosophy and the department of sociology. The school now grants M.A. degrees in eight faculties and Ph. D. degrees in five faculties. The school is qualified to grant Ph. D. degrees in philosophy of first-class course, and has its postdoctoral research center. Besides, the school has two key research centers of social science under the Ministry of Education: the Center for Zhouyi and Ancient Chinese Philosophy and the Study of Judaism and multi-religions. The school also has many research institutes such as the Research Center for Hermeneutics, Center for the study Confucianism, Social Development Research Institute, Community Research Institute, etc. 
The School of Philosophy and Social Development has a postgraduate supervisor team with high level educations, reasonable age structure and innovative spirits. The present faculty includes 20 Ph.D. supervisors both full-time and part-time (including 2 foreign supervisors), and 43 M.A. supervisors. With young and middle aged scholars as the main body, the strong academic echelon is exerting great influences both at home and abroad. The school now has 237 graduates in school, and 538 students have graduated.
The school has excellent conditions and facilitates for teaching and doing researches, such as reference rooms, computer rooms, laboratories, and multimedia rooms. The reference room has a store of more then 10 million volumes of books written either in Chinese or English and 265 kinds of academic journals, which would better serve the graduates in their studying and doing researches. 
The school has successively established close cooperative relationship with the Philosophy School of the Chinese Academy of Social Science, the Religion Graduate School, Peking University, Renmin University of China, and other renowned academic institutions and universities. The school has also established exchanges and cooperation with the academic institutes and universities from other countries or regions, such as Great Britain, U.S.A, Canada, Israel, Korea, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Tai Wan and so on. Quite a number of M.A. and Ph.D. students have been sent abroad for studies and doing research.
Length of study
Undergraduate students: 4years
Postgraduate students: 2-3 years
Doctoral students: 3 years
Application time
For Degree applicants, the deadline for application is June 30 for autumn semester, December 30 for spring semester. Degree students shall arrive before August 31st for fall semester and before February 8th for spring semester.
Entry requirements
For Bachelor’s degree: Applicants should have senior high school diploma, academic records, health certificate and a copy of HSK certificate.
For Master’s degree: Applicants should have Bachelor’s degree, a 800-word personal presentation in Chinese, 2 recommendation letters from two associate professors or above, academic records, health certificate and a copy of HSK certificate.
For Doctoral degree: Applicants should have Master’s degree, a 800-word personal presentation, academic records, 2 recommendation letters from two associate professors or above, health certificate and a copy of HSK certificate.
Tuition fees
Application fee
Bachelor’s degree
RMB 18,000/year
RMB 410
Master’s degree
RMB 22,000/year
RMB 410
Doctoral degree
RMB 26,000/year
RMB 410

Welcome to study at Shandong University(山东大学)