NUS-ANU Joint Masters Degree in Southeast Asian Studies
The National University of Singapore (NUS) and The Australian National University (ANU) are well known globally for teaching and research in Asia-Pacific studies. To promote further understanding of Asia and the Pacific, in particular Southeast Asia, the NUS and ANU have entered into an agreement to offer a Joint Masters Degree in Southeast Asian Studies with effect from the first semester of academic year 2004/2005. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at NUS through its Department of Southeast Asian Studies, and the College of Asia and the Pacific at ANU will administer the joint degree.
Students enrolled in this programme will spend their first semester at NUS (August to November) and are expected to read 4 modules (16 MCs) and prepare a project proposal. Students will spend their second semester at ANU (February to June) during which they will complete the ANU graduate core course and one elective graduate course in Southeast Asian Studies (excluding language courses). At ANU, students will also complete their research project under joint NUS-ANU supervision.
NUS students must seek the approval of the Department of Southeast Asian Studies for their research project and modules to be taken at the ANU. Any variations to this structure must be approved by the Head of Department of Southeast Asian Studies.
The research project is a crucial component of the joint degree programme. For NUS students, it is worth 16 MCs (equivalent to 4 NUS modules) and will be counted in full in the computation of the CAP. The project will be supervised by a main supervisor from the NUS and a co-supervisor from the ANU for NUS students and vice versa for ANU students. The length of the project essay should not exceed 15,000 words.