The School of Social Sciences at Nanyang Technological University (SSS@NTU) offers graduate programmes in Coursework and Research. These programmes aim to address the dynamic research and education landscape and nurture intellectual leaders in various fields.

Coursework programmes lead to a Master's degree, focusing on professional development, while Research programmes enable students to delve deeply into knowledge creation at the forefront and lead to a Masters (MA) or PhD degree.

Tailored for working professionals, our Continuing and lifelong learning courses are available and crafted to equip graduates with a distinct competitive advantage in their careers.

Application deadlines

PhD and MA research programmes

NTU's School of Social Sciences welcomes talented students to enrol in its PhD and Master of Arts (MA) research programmes in Economics, Psychology, Sociology and Public Policy & Global Affairs. Application and scholarship applications are open from 1 Oct 2023 to 15 Nov 2023 for Aug 2024 intake.

2.MA/PhD in Sociology
3.PhD in Economics (full-time intake only)
4.PhD in Public Policy & Global Affairs

Nanyang President's Graduate Scholarship (NPGS)

The Nanyang President's Graduate Scholarship (NPGS) is a highly competitive and prestigious scholarship program that motivates exceptional graduates or students in their final year to embark on their journey toward a prominent research career through full-time PhD studies at NTU.

The application period is open from October 1, 2023, to November 15, 2023.

Discover further information about eligibility requirements, scholarship coverage and terms, application procedures, and frequently asked questions at

Grant Scholarship Master of Arts (Research) in Developmental Psychology, Student Recruitment

We seek a motivated and talented scholar who wants to pursue an MA in Developmental Psychology on i) parenting and developmental outcomes in children and ii) social cognitive development in young children. This MA position is funded full-time from August 2024 to July 2026 (fees and stipend included). Both Singaporean and international candidates are eligible to apply. The application period is open from October 1, 2023, to November 15, 2023.

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SSS@NTU Postgraduate Education

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sss_adgenMSc in Applied Gerontology (MSAG)

MSc in Applied Economics (MSAE)

SSS@NTU Continuing Education Programmes


Drawing upon SSS@NTU's world-renowned faculty and strong industrial connections, courses for working professionals are conducted via SSS@NTU's Continuing Education programme on different learning platforms.

Coordinating between SkillsFuture Singapore, the Ministry of Education and various NTU entities, our continuing and lifelong learning courses are designed to help our graduates bridge the gap to achieve a competitive edge in the working world.

Continuing Education