Nanyang Center for Public Administration

Introduction

Nanyang Centre for Public Administration (NCPA) at NTU is a leading institution in Asia providing public governance and administration development programmes ​​that provides quality education and research as well as promotes good governance in the region and beyond. We are proud to be the first higher learning institution in Singapore certified by China’s State Administration for Foreign Experts Affairs to conduct executive development programmes for Chinese government officials and professionals.

As a premier training institution, NCPA promotes good governance and public services, facilitates knowledge exchanges, and strengthens cooperation among governments across the world.

We are fully aligned with NTU’s high-quality teaching, while simultaneously placing equal emphasis on our research direction. Over time, we have formed strategic collaborations with world-renowned institutions and governments in various emerging fields worldwide, and are constantly working on creating new partnerships.

Among our 17,000 alumni, many are holding decision-making positions at all levels of government in their countries, including ministerial-level leaders, mayors and heads of organisations. Our students hail from many nations, including China, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, the Philippines, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, India and Ukraine.

NCPA remains ever-committed towards our pursuit of excellence in academic and research standards. Our goal is to set the foundation for building and maintaining a world-class institution in public administration.

Contact Details

Nanyang Centre for Public Administration
50 Nanyang Avenue, S3.2-B4
Singapore 639798

Tel: +65 6791 7180

NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Introduction

The time for Asia is now. For years, the world’s economic centre has been pulling away from the West. While some might argue who will take America’s place as the engine of the world economy, the facts are clear and undisputed. According to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Asia is and will continue to be the world’s fastest-growing region, with China and India leading the charge. By 2050, these two countries will become the world’s largest economies. The world’s economic centre will be in Asia. A new world order is taking shape, definitely economically but potentially politically as well.

In this re-assignment of global leadership, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), part of the National University of Singapore, will continue to inspire, improve lives, and take central position in the conversation to transform Asia. We do this by working hard on two planks: pursuing academic and intellectual excellence, and crafting lessons for meaningful public policy-making.

Professor Kishore Mahbubani, the school’s Founding Dean, has produced outstanding results in this regard. In his years as Dean since the School was founded in 2004, LKYSPP has flourished to become one of the world’s most respected schools of public policy.

Our valuable partnerships have resulted in productive collaborations with other leading global institutions. Our active and diverse faculty contribute op-ed articles to widely-read publications. Governments in Asia look to us for advice. In 2017, we co-organised the prestigious International Conference on Public Policy, attended by more than 1,300 participants from over 70 countries.

Contact Details

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
National University of Singapore
469C Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259772

Tel: +65 6601 5502 / +65 6516 8004 
Email: lkypostgrad@nus.edu.sg

The University of Western Australia

Introduction

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is one of Australia’s leading universities and has an international reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research. 

It has almost 24,000 students enrolled across four faculties. A model of broad undergraduate studies followed by postgraduate professional qualifications is designed to produce well-rounded graduates, as well as provide additional entry opportunities for a wider range of students.

As Western Australia’s premier university, UWA is the highest ranked University in Western Australia (ARWU 2019) and is also a world Top 100 University (ARWU 2019 and QS 2020).

As a research-intensive university, we’re part of the Group of Eight (a coalition of top research universities in the country) and one of only two Australian members of the Worldwide Universities Network. We’re also a foundation member of the Matariki Network of high-quality, research-intensive universities with a particular focus on student experience.

Graduate Programmes
Computing, Maths and Engineering
Education and Teaching
Humanities and Social Sciences
Law and Business
Medicine and Health
Science
Contact Details

Student Central, The University of Western Australia (Mailbag 355A)
35 Stirling Highway
Perth
Western Australia 6009

Tel: +61 8 6488 1000
Email: international@uwa.edu.au

The University of Melbourne

Introduction

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in researchlearning and teaching and engagement. It’s consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international rankings of world universities placing it as number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018).

Australia’s leading university

Our distinctive Melbourne experience helps graduates become well-rounded, thoughtful and skilled professionals – making a positive impact across the globe.

Our research helps solve social, economic and environmental challenges the world is facing today and into the future. We’re tightly connected with our communities, at home and around the globe – a connection that enriches our learning, teaching and research.

Graduate Programmes (Masters)
Health
Science
Graduate Programmes (PhD)
Architecture, Building, Planning and Design
Graduate Programmes (Graduate Diploma & Certificate)
Health
Science
Contact Details

The University of Melbourne
Parkville VIC 3010
Australia

Tel: +61 3 9035 5511
Email: https://ask.unimelb.edu.au

Doctor of Business Administration – Edinburgh Napier University

Introduction

The Doctor in Business Administration (DBA) is a professional doctoral programme designed to develop applied research for managers in business, public services and non-profit organisations. The programme is aimed at senior managers and leaders currently employed in an organisation that is committed to the continuing development of its employees.

Delegates will be expected to demonstrate their ability to:

  • undertake research, critical investigation and evaluation of an approved topic in their professional area;
  • integrate rigorous academic/critical analysis with practical relevance and application;
  • make meaningful links from the research findings in the thesis/portfolio to the profession; and,
  • clearly communicate their work and disseminate ideas to fellow professionals in order to develop practice and enhance the professional generally.
Programme Structure

This programme can be completed in 36 months.

The Programme is divided into two stages:

  • Stage 1 lasts two years and is based on structured learning with specified assessments. Each unit will involve an assessment and successful completion will be confirmed by an Examination Board at the end of Stage 1.
  • Stage 2 lasts a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years. During the second stage participants complete the main phase of empirical research in their organisation, under the guidance of their supervisory team.

The DBA is a research degree falling wholly under Edinburgh Napier University Research Degree Regulations. The structured learning elements provide focus on the stages of the research process. The assessments for each Unit follow the stages of the research process (i.e. research proposal, research philosophy, literature, methods and pilot study) and are applied to the delegate’s own topic of study.

In this way the units in Stage 1 provide the research training which forms the foundation for doctoral study and ensure formative feedback for the delegate. The final thesis/portfolio of journal articles may draw on the work completed in these assessments, although it would need to be significantly developed to ensure the achievement of Level 12 work; and it would need to be reframed in the context of a unified thesis/portfolio.

The formative feedback on assessments is provided by the Unit team (and commented upon by the supervision team). Edinburgh Napier`s Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle) is used to support the structured learning elements in the same way as the home based programme, ensuring similarity of student experience.

Structured Units

  • Researching Business
  • Research Philosophies in Business and Management
  • Locating Your Research in Practice and Theory
  • Research Design
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Thesis / Portfolio and Viva Preparation

Final Research Project

Delegates have the opportunity to either:

  • complete a doctoral thesis of 40,000 words; or
  • complete a portfolio of journal articles in the thematic area of study, of publishable quality (3 journal articles of up to 10,000 words each, or their equivalent). The portfolio must include a report which outlines the nature of the theme that runs through the papers, the business relevance, methodological approach and contribution to practice and knowledge (up to 10,000 words).
Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

For admission to the DBA programme, applicants should be currently employed in a senior management role and have:-

An MBA or a Masters qualification in a relevant area, coupled with relevant work experience in a senior management role (usually 5 years).

Exceptionally, applicants who do not have a recognised formal qualification may be considered on the basis of extensive senior management experience and evidence of appropriate academic ability.

English Proficiency Level

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of an appropriate English language qualification, achieved no more than two years prior to the expected registration date:

  • A minimum IELTS score (or equivalent) of 7.0 or
  • TOEFL IBT score of at least 90 (or equivalent paper or computer based test) or
  • Pearsons Test of English score of at least 60, or
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English score of at least Grade B, or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English score of at least C.

Applicants who have been taught and assessed in English to UK degree or equivalent level will not be required to undertake the test.

Dates & Fees

Dates
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Fees
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Contact Details

PSB Academy City Campus
Marina Square
6 Raffles Blvd
#03-200
Singapore 039594

Tel: +65 6390 9000
Emailcontactus@psb-academy.edu.sg

Master in Public Administration – NUS LKYSPP

Introduction

The one-year full-time Master in Public Administration (MPA) programme prepares students for senior management roles in the public sector. It provides an intensive, interdisciplinary course of study for professionals who wish to work on increasingly complex issues shaping national, regional and global policies and projects.

The LKYSPP’s Master in Public Administration aims to school the future leaders of organiszations as well as government institutions and agencies. Over the course of the programme, participants will be exposed to useful skills and knowledge used by researchers, public managers, leaders as well we policy practitioners. Applicants can look forward to developing their national and international network and boost their leadership and management capabilities.

Qualified MPA students have the opportunity to pursue a double degree, either with NUS Law School or NUS Business School.

Please note that it is mandatory for applicants of the programme to be proficient in English.

Furthermore, all applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong interest in public administration as well as steadfast dedication towards the public service.

The LKYSPP yearns to play its part in enhancing the standards of governance for a more sustainable world.

Programme Structure

MPA students will be required to complete 40 Modular Credits and obtain at least a Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of minimum 3.0. You need to complete the following:

  • 5 Core modules
  • 2 Elective modules from the Public Management & Leadership Specialisation area
  • 4 Elective modules
Core Modules

The core modules focus on imparting practical skills, disciplinary knowledge, and interdisciplinary competencies necessary for the work done by policy practitioners, researchers, public managers and leaders.

  • PP5801 Economic Analysis (4 Modular Credits)
  • PP5802 Policy Analysis (4 Modular Credits)
  • PP5803 Public Management (4 Modular Credits)
  • PP5804 Governance Study Project (4 Modular Credits)
  • PP5010 LKY School Course (0 Modular Credits)
Admission Requirements
Application and required documents

Applicants must submit an online application. The following documents (in soft copies) are required when submitting an application.

Applicants should have attained a mid-level managerial position in their career. They aspire to management roles and demonstrate commitment towards public service. Proficiency in written and spoken English is a must.

Eligibility

To be considered for the Master in Public Administration (MPA) programme, you must have either:

  • A good NUS honours degree (second class and above) or equivalent (e.g. a four-year Bachelor degree with at least an average grade of B or equivalent), and a minimum of five years of relevant work experience; or
  • A good Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of relevant work experience.

Other qualifications may be accepted subject to approval by the NUS Board of Graduate Studies.

Please note that meeting the minimum requirements does not imply automatic admission into the programme.

Standardised Test Scores

TOEFL /IELTS is mandatory for all applicants except those with Bachelor’s degree conducted entirely in English.

While the Admissions Committee does not set minimum scores for admissibility, experience suggests that successful applicants usually achieve or exceed the following scores:

  • 600 on the TOEFL paper-based test
  • 100 on the TOEFL internet-based test
  • 7.0 on the IELTS academic test

Scores for the TOEFL and IELTS are valid for two years.

Application and required documents

Applicants must submit an online application. The following documents (in soft copies) are required when submitting an application.

  • Official Transcripts and Certificates
  • Curriculum vitae or Resume
  • TOEFL / IELTS test score*
  • GRE / GMAT  test score (optional)
  • Two essays
  • Two letters of reference (professional)

* TOEFL / IELTS is mandatory for all applicants except those with  a Bachelor degree conducted entirely in English.

Applicants must submit an online application. The following documents (in soft copies) are required when submitting an application.

Dates & Fees

Dates
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Fees
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Contact Details

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
National University of Singapore
469C Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259772

Tel: +65 6601 5502 / +65 6516 8004 
Email: lkypostgrad@nus.edu.sg

Master in Public Policy – NUS LKYSPP

Introduction

The two-year full-time Master in Public Policy (MPP) programme at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) in Singapore provides rigorous training for a strong foundation in policy analysis, programme evaluation and management. The course provides all applicants with opportunities to work on complex issues which shape national, regional and global policies. Upon enrolment, applicants can opt to specialise either in economics and development, politics and international affairs, or management and leadership.

The Master in Public Policy programme is designed for young professionals with up to 5 years of work experience, to meet the demand for skilled policymakers and analysts in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors. They demonstrate maturity and commitment towards the public service. The programme equips all participants with relevant and practical knowledge and skills to develop effective policies that meet the challenges and interests of their countries.

Like other programmes at the LKYSPP, proficiency in written and spoken English for the Master in Public Policy programme is a must.

Situated in the National University of Singapore (NUS), the LKYSPP offers a wide variety of programmes in public policy, international relations and public administration. The LKYSPP is rated as one of the leading institutions for public policy in Asia.

Programme Structure

MPP students will be required to achieve 64 Modular Credits and a Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of minimum 3.0 to graduate. You need to complete the following:

  • 9 Core modules (32 MCs)
  • 5 Elective modules in a chosen Specialisation (20 MCs)
  • 4 Elective modules (12 MCs)

You may opt to graduate without a Specialisation.

Core Modules

The core modules focus on imparting practical skills, disciplinary knowledge, and interdisciplinary competencies necessary for the work done by policy practitioners, researchers, public managers and leaders.

  • PP5401 Policy Challenges (4 Modular Credits)
  • PP5403 Economic Foundations for Public Policy (4 Modular Credits)
  • PP5406 Quantitative Research Methods for Public Policy 1 (4 Modular Credits)
  • PP5407 Quantitative Research Methods for Public Policy 2 (4 Modular Credits)
  • PP5408 Qualitative Research Methods for Public Policy (4 Modular Credits)
  • PP5409 Foundations in Public Policy (4 Modular Credits)
  • PP5410 Working with Stakeholders in International Development (4 Modular Credits)
  • PP5110A Policy Analysis Exercise (4 Modular Credits)
  • PP5010 LKY School Course (0 Modular Credits)

The Specialisation component offers students depth and sophistication in their selected area of expertise. The Specialisation areas are:

  • Economics & Development
  • Politics & International Affairs
  • Management & Leadership
Admission Requirements

2 to 5 years of work experience is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate maturity and commitment towards the public service. Proficiency in written and spoken English is a must.

The selection procedures are stringent as the programme is an intensive professional course of study leading to positions of responsibility.

Criteria for Selection

To be selected, applicants must meet the following 2 criteria:

  • Intellectual distinctionDemonstrated by prior academic achievement, recommendations and analytic training
  • Personal character and leadership capabilitiesDemonstrated by prior achievements in extracurricular, civic or community activities and employment history through recommendations
Eligibility

To be considered for the Master in Public Policy programme, you must have either:

  • A National University of Singapore degree with at least 2nd-class honours, upper division or an equivalent degree, such as a 4-year Bachelor degree with an average grade of B or better
  • A good Bachelor degree

Other qualifications and experience may be accepted subject to approval by the NUS Board of Graduate Studies. Applicants should preferably have some background in economics and mathematics.

Please note that meeting the minimum requirements do not imply automatic admission into the programme.

Standardised Test Scores

TOEFL /IELTS is mandatory for all applicants except those with Bachelor’s degree conducted entirely in English.

While the Admissions Committee does not set minimum scores for admissibility, experience suggests that successful applicants usually achieve or exceed the following scores:

  • 600 on the TOEFL paper-based test
  • 100 on the TOEFL internet-based test
  • 7.0 on the IELTS academic test

For more information about the TOEFL or IELTS, and for instructions on registering, please visit their respective websites: TOEFL and IELTS. Scores for the TOEFL and IELTS are valid for two years.

Application and required documents

Applicants are required to submit an online application. The following documents (in soft copies) are required when submitting an application.

  • Official Transcripts and Certificates
  • Curriculum vitae or Resume
  • TOEFL / IELTS*
  • GRE / GMAT (optional)
  • 2 essays (click here for the essay questions)
  • 2 letters of references – 1 professional reference and/or 1 academic reference

* TOEFL / IELTS is mandatory for all applicants except those with Bachelor’s degree conducted entirely in English.

Dates & Fees

Dates
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Fees
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Contact Details

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
National University of Singapore
469C Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259772

Tel: +65 6601 5502 / +65 6516 8004 
Email: lkypostgrad@nus.edu.sg

Master of Public Administration – Nanyang Centre for Public Administration in NTU

Introduction

This one-year programme examines best practices in public administration in Asia in order to enhance the participants’ skills in decision making, governance, and policy design and implementation. It includes special lectures by former government officials and renowned academics and professionals. Participants will be equipped with the know-how to develop and implement strategic policies to meet the challenges in their countries, in turn enhancing their effectiveness as public administrators. 

Programme Structure

All students are required to complete the following two core courses.

To benefit further from NTU’s outstanding faculty and resources, students will also have the option to select up to two relevant courses from NTU’s other graduate programmes as electives to fulfill their course requirement. These courses, however, must be approved by both the Director of NCPA and the NTU School or division concerned.

Core Modules

  • ​PM6000 Applied Public Sector Economics​
  • PM6003 Public Policy: Theory and Practice

Compulsory

  • PM6999 Capstone Paper
     

Elective Full Modules

  • PM6001 Public Administration and Society
  • PM6002 Public Strategic Management​
  • PM6004 Leadership in Public Sector
  • PM6100 Macroeconomic Environment and Policy
  • PM6101 Public Economics and Public Policy
  • PM6102 Seminar in Public Policy and Management
  • PM6103 Politics and Public Policy
  • PM6105 Research and Statistical Methods in Policy Analysis
  • PM6107 Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • PM6108 Public Administration Reform in China
  • PM6109 Globalization and Public Administration
  • PM6111 Special Topics in Public Administration
  • PM6115 International Economics
  • PM6116 Economic and Public Policy in Singapore and China
  • PM6119 Globalization and World Economic Order
  • PM6120 Urban & Regional Economics
  • PM6121 Industrial Organization and Industrial Policy
  • PM6122 World Economic Development and World Financial System
  • PM6123 The Political Economy of Sustainable Development in China
  • PM6127 Principles of Biostatistics
  • PM6131 Globalization and International Talent Strategies
  • PM6132 Singapore Public Administration
  • PM6133 Happiness and Public Policy
  • PM6134 Financial Development & Financial Supervision​
  • PM6135 Global Environmental Politics and Governance
  • PM6136 Cost-Benefit Analysis: Concepts and Practice
  • PM6137 Behavioural Economics for Public Policy
  • PM6138 Security Governance

Elective Half Modules

  • PM8102 Special Topics in Public Administration
  • PM8103 Policy Implementation and Assessment
  • PM8105 Non-profit Organisation Development & Management
  • PM8106 Public Organisations and Management​
  • PM8107 Comparative Public Administration​
  • PM8109 Government Reform & Governance
  • PM8110 China in the Global Economy
  • PM8112 Building a Harmonious Society : Singapore’s Approach to Community  ​Development
  • ​PM8115 City Marketing & Brand Image Planning
  • PM8116 Environmental Policies & Singapore’s Management Experiences 
  • PM8117 Relationship between Government and Media​
  • PM8125 Special Topic – E-Government & Information Policy
  • ​PM8130 Asian Regionalism and Governance
  • PM8131 Introduction to Public Policy
  • PM8132 Happiness and Public Policy
  • PM8133 Managing Human Behavior in the Public Sector
  • PM8134 Globalization and International Talent Strategies
  • PM8135 Non-profit and Government
  • PM8136 Public Budgeting Systems
  • PM8137 Global Financial Centres
  • PM8138 Public Administration: Applied Learning Approach
  • PM8139 Statistical Methods for Policy Analyses
  • PM8140 Project Management: A Cross Country Perspective
  • PM8141 Innovations & Business Models​
Admission Requirements
  • a strong Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent
  • minimum of two years’ or more of full-time work experience 
  • proficiency in English

Each applicant’s previous academic performance, work experience, and Statement of Purpose will be carefully reviewed by the University and the School.

TOEFL/IELTS is required for applicants if English was not the medium of instruction at tertiary level. The scores must be attained within 2 years prior to date of application.

Dates & Fees

Dates
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Fees
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Contact Details

Nanyang Centre for Public Administration
50 Nanyang Avenue, S3.2-B4
Singapore 639798

Tel: +65 6513 7960

Master Of Public Health – NUS

Introduction

As part of its commitment to quality assurance, the Master of Public Health (MPH) programme underwent a programmatic review to design a new curriculum that provides greater integration and alignment of academic components. The revised programme seeks to equip public health professionals to use systems and evidence-based approaches to identify and solve public health problems to improve the health of communities. Students can look forward to the revised curriculum in Academic Year 2017/2018.

We ensure that the research and teaching provided is both progressive and comprehensive, by leveraging on the NUS system and our close links with the National University Hospital (NUH), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS Business School, as well as the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, and Engineering.

Our MPH graduates are equipped to address both traditional and emerging public health issues, and have gone on to assume leadership and administrative positions in diverse public health disciplines in local and international settings.

Programme Structure

The programme is offered on a full-time and part-time basis.

  • Full-time students are expected to complete the programme within 1.5 years (normal candidature duration*). The minimum candidature is 12 months, maximum candidature is 24 months.
  • Part-time students are expected to complete the programme within 2 years (normal candidature duration*). The minimum candidature is 24 months, maximum candidature is 48 months.

*Normal Candidature Period: Applicable for students enrolled in government-subsidised graduate coursework degree programmes. The normal candidature period refers to the normal duration that students are expected to take to complete a programme of study, excluding all approved Leave of Absence (LOA) periods.

*With effect from AY2019/2020, students admitted into a government-subsidised graduate coursework programme and who take longer than the normal candidature period to complete their degree requirements are required to pay full unsubsidised fees, during the extended semesters.

*For more information on Normal Candidature Duration are available here.

Study plans for full-time and part-time students are available here.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the following admission requirements:

MEDICALLY-QUALIFIED APPLICANTS

  1. MBBS or equivalent
  2. One year of general clinical experience, excluding housemanship (Applicable to Singapore-trained doctors only)
    AND
  3. One year of work experience in public health/health administration/ occupational and environmental health or having entered clinical specialty training
    OR
  4. Enrolment in the NUHS Preventive Medicine Residency programme

NON-MEDICAL APPLICANTS

  1. Good Honours degree or equivalent
  2. Two years of work experience in public health/ health promotion/ health administration/ occupational and environmental health/ clinical research

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS*
*Excludes applicants whose undergraduate or graduate degrees are from NUS, NTU, SIT, SMU, SUSS or SUTD and English-medium institutions in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States

International applicants must submit test scores for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System) and must meet the minimum scores required:

  • 85 on the TOEFL test
  • 6.0 on the IELTS Academic test

Test scores for the TOEFL and IELTS Academic are valid for 2 years from the test dates. TOEFL and IELTS Academic scores that are no longer valid will not be accepted.

  • For TOEFL, please request the testing organization to send your scoresheet directly to Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. Please quote 7897 for the TOEFL Institutional Code.
  • For IELTS scores, applicants can submit a scanned copy of their IELTS scoresheet.

For more information about the TOEFL or IELTS Academic, or for instructions on registering, please visit www.toefl.org (for TOEFL) and www.ielts.org (for IELTS Academic).

Please note that meeting the minimum requirements does not imply automatic admission into the MPH programme.

Dates & Fees

Dates
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Fees
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Contact Details

NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
Tahir Foundation Building
National University of Singapore
12 Science Drive 2, #10-01
Singapore 117549

Tel: +65 6516 4988
Email: MPH_ADMIN@nus.edu.sg

Master of Social Sciences (China and Global Governance) – Nanyang Centre for Public Administration in NTU

Introduction

Master of Social Sciences (China and Global Governance) – MCGG programme, previously known as Master of Arts in Contemporary China (MACC), was renamed in January 2019 to better reflect its evolving nature. This one-year programme is designed for mid-career professionals seeking an in-depth and holistic understanding of China today. It delivers an insightful study of the evolving social, economic and political development in China, and its impact on the region and the world. 

Programme Structure

It is mandatory to complete the three core courses. Student are required to select five to seven electives depending on the chosen track courses, from the three main clusters: Economy and Business, Politics and International Relations, and Society and Culture.

To benefit further from NTU’s outstanding faculty and resources, students will also have the option to select up to two relevant courses from NTU’s other graduate programmes as electives to fulfil their course requirement. These courses, however, must be approved by both the Director of NCPA and the NTU School or division concerned.

Core Courses

  • CC6001 The Making of Modern China: Historical and Social Perspectives
  • CC6003 Leaders, Party and State: Contemporary Chinese Politics

Economy & Business

  • CC6002 China’s Economy in Transformation​
  • CC6100 Transition Economies: The Chinese Case
  • CC6101 China’s Role in Global Economy
  • CC6102 Economic Policy in China
  • CC6103 Macroeconomic and Trade Policies in China: Strategies & Issues
  • CC6104 Law and Legal Development in China
  • CC6105 The Dynamics of Investment in Greater China
  • CC6106 Changing Government-Business Relations in China
  • CC6107 Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): Applied Learning Approach
  • CC6190 Special Topics in Economy and Business: Political Economy of Greater China
  • CC6191 Special Topics in Economy & Business: Decision under uncertainty, Insurance Theory, and China’s Insurance Markets
  • CC8102 International Economics Institutions & Governance
  • CC8103 Global Standards in Labour Markets

Politics & International Relations

  • CC6200 China and Southeast Asia
  • CC6201 Policy Formulation and Implementation in China
  • CC6202 Political Ideology and Discourse in Modern China
  • CC6203 International Law and China
  • CC6204 Chinese Foreign Policy
  • CC6205 International Relations and Security Issues in Asia
  • CC6290 Special Topics in Politics & International Relations: The Politics of the Rise of China
  • CC6291 Special Topics in Politics and International Relations: Political Theories of China’s Economics Reforms
  • CC6292 Special Topics in Politics and International Relations: History and Development of Civil Society in China / Evolution of Political Culture

Society & Culture

  • CC6300 Social Change and Inequality in Contemporary China
  • CC6301 Modern Chinese Intellectual Life
  • CC6302 Media in China: Political and Economic Implication
  • CC6303 China and Globalisation
  • CC6304 Reading Contemporary China through Literature
  • CC6305 Religion in Contemporary China
  • CC6306 China and the Chinese Overseas
  • CC6307 The Changing Chinese Institutions
  • CC6390 Special Topics in Society and Culture: Transnational Chinese Cinemas
  • CC6392 Special Topics in Society and Culture: Critical Perspectives on Chinese Cinemas
  • CC6393 Special Topics in Society and Culture: China in Regional and Global Perspectives
Admission Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in good standing from an accredited university or college is required of all applicants. No minimum Chinese language proficiency is required. Each applicant’s previous academic performance, work experience, and Statement of Purpose will be carefully reviewed by the University and the School.

A good TOEFL or IELTS score is required if English was not the medium of instruction at tertiary level.

Dates & Fees

Dates
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Fees
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Contact Details

Nanyang Centre for Public Administration
50 Nanyang Avenue, S3.2-B4
Singapore 639798

Tel: +65 6513 7960

Master of Social Work (by Research) – NUS

Introduction

The objective of the Master of Social Work programme is to produce the leaders of social work profession in direct practice, social policy and research, and social administration and development. Integrative learning, interdisciplinary exposure and innovative capacity building are the key pedagogical features of our Master of Social Work programme. The MSW programme is designed to facilitate students’ systematic integration of social work professional values and practice, theory and practice, and research and practice in every class. It also offers students interdisciplinary learning opportunities to take modules from other departments within the faculty as well as public policy, public health, and health sciences in other faculties and schools to their special interest. In our Master of Social Work programme, students can expect to build their innovative capacity of being future-ready social work professionals who are equipped with strong and distinct leadership quality and cross-sector mobility in the Singaporean social service sector.

Programme Structure

A candidate for the degree of Master of Social Work must complete at least 40 MCs at level 5000 or 6000, excluding graduate diploma modules. SW5117A and SW5117B are capstone modules. Students without BSW are required to complete a practicum. Students without BSW or GDSW are required to complete foundation modules above 40 MCs.

Students with BSW:

  • SW5117A, SW5117B; and
  • 8 elective modules with at least a module from each of the 4 baskets of modules.

Students with Graduate Diploma in Social Work (GDSW):

  • SW5117A, SW5117B;
  • SW5111B; and
  • 7 elective modules with at least a module from each of the 4 baskets of modules.

SW5111B requires 400 fieldwork hours and field supervision under an approved supervisor.

Students without BSW or GDSW:

  • SW5113, SW5114, SW5115 and SW5116;
  • SW5117A, SW5117B;
  • SW5111A; and
  • 7 elective modules with at least a module from each of the 4 baskets of modules.

SW5113, SW5114, SW5115 and SW5116 are cross-listed with GDSW essential modules.

SW5111A requires 800 fieldwork hours and field supervision under an approved supervisor. Students are required to attend field integration seminars.

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Admissions Requirements

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Dates & Fees

Dates
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Fees
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Contact Details

Dean’s Office, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore
The Shaw Foundation Building, Block AS7, Level 5
5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570

Tel: +65 6601 2588 (Coursework) / +65 6601 3448 (Research)