History students in NTU

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in History

Single Degree

Programme Type


The History Programme aims to be one of the leading centres of historical scholarship on modern and contemporary Asia.


It is a unique institution that seeks to train students to not only think critically but also to apply interdisciplinary methods to identify and address contemporary problems from historical perspectives.

The Faculty are committed to pursue excellent research and teaching in areas such as: 

  1. Rethinking the multiple dimensions of Asian history in global context 
  2. How science, technology and medicine have transformed human societies and global relations 
  3. How the past affects the present 4) The nature of the historical discipline itself. The BA (Honours) programme was structured to equip students with the breadth of knowledge about major historical subjects.

It further enables students to concentrate their studies on what most appeals to them as they advance in their coursework. In addition, the undergraduate programme cultivates interdisciplinarity. All of the training will culminate in the final year research project, where students showcase their capacities to conduct independent research and advance an argument persuasively.

To be awarded the BA (Honours), students should demonstrate the capability to master the secondary literature in their chosen areas of study, engage in independent research, exercise critical judgment about the texts that they encounter, and communicate their findings in a well-reasoned and scholarly manner. 

  • 4-year direct honours degree with in-depth immersion in history discipline; 

  • Programme focused on building career-relevant skills such as in-depth research, information analysis and synthesis, and oral, written, and visual communication; 

  • Choice of second major combining history with any other discipline within the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences or minor with any other discipline in NTU; 

  • Special focus on interdisciplinary fields of history such as history of science, technology, religion, medicine, gender, environment, business, and public history.  

Students with Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level 

A good grade in General Paper/Knowledge & Inquiry/H1 or H2 Level Humanities subject 


Students with NUS High School Diploma 
Good overall CAP in English Language 


Students with IB Diploma 
A good grade in Standard Level English 

Please note the following: 

  • The grade profiles, GPAs and programme places vary from year to year, depending on the number and performance of applicants, and the number of places available. 

  • Meeting the previous year's grade/GPA scores of a programme does not guarantee admission to that programme for the current year. 

NTU is increasingly admitting students based on holistic practices including written exams and interviews. For this reason we encourage all interested parties to apply. 

The curriculum is designed as a four-year programme. Well-prepared students can complete the degree in three and a half years. ​

​Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in History are required to complete two categories of requirements, totalling at least 125 Academic Units (AUs):  ​

​A. Major Requirements (69 AUs) ​

B. Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core (ICC) (27 AUs)

C. Broadening & Deepening Electives (BDE) (29 AUs)​

Click here to learn more about the programme structure. 

Students can pursue in-depth studies in any of the four categories in the History programme such as (A) Applied History, (B) Global Asia, (C) Interdisciplinary History, or (D) World History.
History graduates are adept at research, analysis and writing. They can consider archival work, business, defence and intelligence research, diplomacy, education, journalism, publishing, project management, public relations and advertising, library and information operations, museum curation and management, policy-making, think-tank research, tourism, and even content development of computer games as potential future career options.  
Minor in History

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