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Public Policy and Global Affairs

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UG Admissions: Public Policy and Global Affairs

Public Policy and Global Affairs (PPGA) is an innovative programme offered by NTU since 2013 to provide students with interdisciplinary training and equip them with practical knowledge and skill sets necessary to dissect and solve real world problems facing political leaders, policymakers, and the global community.

The wealth of PPGA’s course offerings enables students to have a solid foundation in areas of politics, international relations, public administration, and public policy. Students are trained to be thought leaders to confront the problems of today and to design solutions for a sustainable future. Graduates can work in a wide range of professions in the public, private, non-profit sectors, both regionally and globally.

Our faculty members come from diverse backgrounds and have strong professional credentials. They exhibit a sustained commitment to perform excellence in teaching and research and contribute positively to society. Their passion keeps students interested, engaged, inspired and motivated. Their research projects are published in top-tier journals, making a significant and original contribution to knowledge on political institutions and behaviour, public policy and administration, and the values and ethics of government. Their provision of community services helps build a stronger, more caring and resilient society.

Double Major BSocSci (Hons)

As a School of College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS), we also offer a Double Major programme. The Double Major programme is a four-year, direct Honours degree programme. Undergraduates will read two majors chosen from among the disciplinary strengths of the four schools in HASS—School of Art, Design and Media (ADM), School of Humanities (SoH), SSS, and Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI).

The weightage of each major is equal, and students will have the opportunity to complete Graduate Projects from each major.

 Double Major combinations (with Public Policy and Global Affairs) housed under SSS:

  • BSocSci (Hons) in Economics & Public Policy and Global Affairs

More information here

At NTU, students majoring in Public Policy and Global Affairs will also have the opportunity to pursue a Second Major.

Qualified students may take a second major in another discipline offered within the School of Social Sciences, or one offered by another School within the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS).

Students will need to read 11 courses specific to the field of study, which includes both the Major Core Subjects and Major Prescribed Electives. They will have to complete 135 to 138 Academic Units to be eligible to graduate with a Second Major. Students will graduate with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in their First Major. The Second Major will be shown on the final transcript and students will receive an additional certificate. 

For more information on Second Majors, head here.