The Singapore Management University (SMU) is a premier university in Asia that is internationally known for its world-class research and distinguished teaching. SMU offers five academic research Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes across the disciplines of management, social science and computing. The PhD programmes offered are in:

With at least a Bachelor’s degree and a passion for research and teaching, you can embark on a PhD with us in specialised as well as multidisciplinary research areas of interest. The SMU PhD provides high-quality doctoral training that equips our students and graduates to produce leading-edge research in their specialised fields. Our graduates are in diverse careers in academia and industry, working for prestigious academic institutions and industry organisations in Singapore and abroad.

Pursuing a PhD may be a long journey involving 4 to 5 years of full-time study, but it is the beginning of an enriching career. On your journey, you will look for gaps in existing literature and find innovative solutions to problems, and explore unique ways to ‘connect the dots’ or even ‘disconnect and reconnect current ones’. Your research work could be disseminated in top-tier journals and conferences, and could also bring about impactful changes to the lives of others. Basically, you are creating knowledge, the kind that could eventually be used by educationists, industry or even policy makers.

SMU ensures that you do not walk this journey alone. We provide you with academic and professional training to prepare you well for your career. You will be taught and supervised by our distinguished faculty members who are experts in their respective fields. They will carefully take you through every major milestone (as shown in the diagram below) in your PhD study. You will also receive training in professional skills (such as in teaching, and in scientific writing and presentation).

Contact Details

Singapore Management University
Administration Building, Level 12
81 Victoria Street
Singapore 188065