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Public Policy and Global Affairs

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UG Admissions: Public Policy and Global Affairs

Through degree programmes in Public Policy and Global Affairs (PPGA), the School of Social Sciences (SSS) is an integral provider of public policy education in NTU and Singapore. The Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Public Policy and Global Affairs was introduced in 2013 to meet students’ growing interests and career aspirations in public administration and international relations, and to groom the next generation of public policy-makers. 

PPGA comprises faculty members with strong professional credentials who can undertake curricular development, teaching, and cutting-edge research. Currently undergoing expansion, PPGA is committed to achieving excellence in both teaching and research, as well as the establishment of a lively and collegial intellectual milieu. Its research projects and efforts seek to enhance the scholarly understanding of political institutions and behaviour, public policy and administration, and the values and ethics of government. In particular, it seeks to strengthen existing research on the theory and practice of Singapore governance as well as regional governance. 

PPGA faculty and graduate students have also developed close professional links with the Nanyang Centre for Public Administration (NCPA) at NTU, which offers the Master of Public Administration (MPA)  degree in both English and Chinese as well as bilingual executive leadership development programmes for middle/senior level government officials from China and Southeast Asia.

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.