The Master of Science (MSc) in Life Sciences programme by coursework and dissertation is tailored to meet the needs of working teachers, science graduates or professionals interested in life sciences. It is designed and mass-customised in manageable courses to suit your previous educational background. 

The programme aims to provide teachers and science graduates with specialised knowledge in the field of life sciences, by addressing not only the knowledge base, but also the necessary experimental skills required. Without sacrificing the necessary breadth and depth of the multi-disciplinary nature of the life sciences, you are offered a highly personalised roadmap in which the most recent scientific developments are taught, and social and bioethical issues are discussed.

As you receive training in the basic concepts, conduct experiments and projects under experienced and highly qualified scientists, you will be given the opportunity to interact and explore vast new realms in the life sciences.

Specialisations are:

  • Clean Energy Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Biology
Programme Structure

There are two options within this programme. You are required to either:

  • Complete 6 courses plus a dissertation, or
  • Complete 7 courses plus a 2 AU Critical Inquiry Course

Coursework with Dissertation Route
Complete 1 core course (4AU), 3 required courses (12AU), 2 elective courses (8AU) and dissertation (6AU).


Coursework Only Route
Complete 1 core course (4AU), 3 required courses (12AU), 3 elective courses (12 AU) and a Critical Inquiry course (2AU).

The course requirements for each specialisation are as follows:

Important note for matriculated students: 
Please refer to the ISAAC system for the programme structure relevant to your intake during Course Registration or consult your programme leader if you need clarifications.

Note: Programme structure is subject to changes

Admissions Requirements
  1. Bachelor of Science with Honours degree, or equivalent, in relevant courses or
  2. Bachelor of Science degree, or equivalent, in relevant courses, and a year’s┬áprofessional working experience

For international applicants, more information on the entry requirements can be found here

Dates & Fees

For more information on Application Dates, Fee, Scholarships and Finance matters, click here.

Contact Details

National Institute of Education
Nanyang Technological University
1 Nanyang Walk
Singapore 637616

Tel: +65 6790 3888