About School of Social Sciences

The School of Social Sciences (SSS) is home to research and education in the social sciences. SSS offers study programmes in a range of subjects at both undergraduate and graduate levels, from a BSocSci (Hons) in a Single or Double Major and MSc (by coursework) to MA (by research) and PhD.

SSS has around 1,700 undergraduates and close to 400 graduate students across our degree programmes.

Presently, SSS offers four subject majors at the undergraduate level—Economics, Psychology, Public Policy and Global Affairs, and Sociology. Undergraduates also have the opportunity to choose interdisciplinary studies in Economics and Data Science, or double majors such as Economics and Media Analytics, Economics & Public Policy and Global Affairs. Meanwhile, at the graduate level, SSS offers PhD and MA programmes in all four subject majors as well as MSc in Applied Economics and Applied Gerontology. 

In line with the strategic goals of NTU 2025 and the evolving concerns of human society, the School has formed four interdisciplinary research clusters—Aging, Inclusion and Healthcare; Cognitive and Behavioural Science; Environment and Sustainability; and Policy and Society. In addition, we have the Economic Growth Centre (EGC) that supports research by the Economics division. 

Our Research

As one of the four Schools under the umbrella of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, the School of Social Sciences (SSS) offers study programmes in a range of social science subjects at both undergraduate and graduate levels, from a BSocSci (Hons) and MSc (by coursework) to MA and PhD (by research).

Research clusters and centre:

  1. Aging, Inclusion and Healthcare
  2. Cognitive and Behavioural Science
  3. Environment and Sustainability
  4. Policy and Society
  5. Economic Growth Centre


Striving For Excellence

11th Social Sciences & Management

23rd Psychology

According to 2022 QS World Rankings by Subject, NTU is presently ranked 11th for Social Sciences & Management while our social sciences subjects are consistently ranked top 100 in the world.

30th Politics & International Studies

72nd Sociology

41st Economics & Econometrics

66th Social Policy & Administration