National University of Singapore Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

Introduction

Not only are we one of the largest Faculties in the University, FASS has a rich history (having celebrated its 80th Anniversary in 2009) as well as a strong international reputation for educational and research excellence. With 15 departments, 19 major subjects, a host of minor programmes and a Centre for Language Studies offering both Asian and European languages, we offer the most comprehensive education in the humanities, social sciences and Asian studies in this part of the world. We are well-endowed with talented professors and lecturers who are dedicated and passionate about research and teaching. Indeed, FASS has enjoyed phenomenal growth in terms of people, programmes, facilities and research in recent years and continues to be the Faculty of choice in Singapore and in the region. 

We offer our undergraduates a fulfilling and stimulating educational experience with a range of programmes that are rigorous yet innovative - a comprehensive education that challenges young minds. FASS students are trained to specialise with their majors, while exposure to knowledge outside the major, such as in Business, Computing, Engineering, Law, and Science, broaden their minds. At the same time, FASS students have access to exciting international exchange programmes and summer programmes such as the prestigious Asia Now!, and have opportunities to be enriched through self-discovery and independent learning. As a result, our undergraduates are well-equipped with skills such as critical thinking, analysis, evaluation and problem-solving, and are able to move on to successful careers in many industries.

Based on rigorous disciplinary training, our graduate students engage in meaningful and original research, which often includes extensive fieldwork in Asia. The availability of attractive scholarships enables students to fully concentrate on their studies and to participate in the many events that take place in our Faculty, uniquely bringing together staff and students across nationalities and departments. Opportunities to teach, to spend time at other universities and to present and publish their research internationally prepare our graduate students well for careers in and outside of academia.

FASS' research has gone from strength to strength, and the research landscape is truly rich and diverse. Complementing discipline-based research conducted in the various departments, FASS currently has five interdisciplinary research clusters on Cities; Health; Migration; Religion; Science and Technology, which add cross-cutting synergy to the FASS research culture. We continue to make our mark internationally through our collaborations with premier universities in Asia, Australasia, Europe and North America in developing research programmes, projects, conferences and workshops. While no one intellectual project can seamlessly weave together the diverse components of FASS research, our research faculty has given focus to the globalised and interconnected flows – of knowledge, ideas, practices and technologies – between ‘East' and ‘West' as well as among intra-Asian domains of knowledge/power. Indeed, our geographical positioning in the heart of Asia has encouraged us to capitalise on the rapidly growing region as our laboratory and inspiration.

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Programs

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Master

Joint Master of Psychology (Clinical) Degree with University of Melbourne

Campus Full time 2 - 4 years August 2016 Singapore

The Joint Clinical Psychology Master degree Programme between the University of Melbourne and NUS (NUS-UM Programme) is a two-year full-time coursework programme [+]

Joint Master of Psychology (Clinical) Degree with University of Melbourne

The Joint Clinical Psychology Master degree Programme between the University of Melbourne and NUS (NUS-UM Programme) is a two-year full-time coursework programme, which provides entry level training for graduates who seek a professional career in Clinical Psychology.

 

It is based on the scientist-practitioner approach and builds on theoretical knowledge and core competencies for clinical practice. It is taught through coursework, research and practical placement experience.

 

Students take courses at the University of Melbourne during their first year of study and return to NUS in their second year to complete the remaining modules and clinical placements.... [-]


Master of Social Sciences (Economics by Research)

Campus Full time 1 - 3 years Singapore

The Department of Economics has an established reputation as one of the largest and leading departments of Economics in the Asia-Pacific region. Faculty members’ research areas span a wide range of economic fields [+]

Master of Social Sciences (Economics by Research)

 

 

The Department of Economics has an established reputation as one of the largest and leading departments of Economics in the Asia-Pacific region. Faculty members’ research areas span a wide range of economic fields, with strength in the core areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, as well as in particular fields such as game theory and industrial organization, labor economics, education, financial economics, and growth theory and development with special reference to Asia. Our faculty members have recently published in top journals. Recognition of the contributions by the faculty has, inter alia, taken the form of editorships; election to membership of scholarly societies; invitations to scholarly conferences; and consultancies with international organizations and the governments of Singapore and other ASEAN countries. Because of the size and diversity of the faculty and the range of its curricular offerings, students can specialize in almost any area of interest in Economics.... [-]


Master of Social Work

Campus Full time Part time 36 - 48 months August 2016 Singapore + 1 more

Social Work as a subject in the University first started in 1952, when it offered the first professional social work qualification in Singapore, the two-year Diploma in Social Studies. Since then, [+]

Master of Social Sciences 

Social Work as a subject in the University first started in 1952, when it offered the first professional social work qualification in Singapore, the two-year Diploma in Social Studies. Since then, it has evolved with the changing times, circumstances and requirements of the country into its present form.

 

Over the past few years, social work graduates have had increasing demands made on them for skills in such areas as social work research and programme evaluation, management, staff development and social entrepreneurship. The employing organizations are computerising administrative and programmatic procedures and are offering opportunities for the upgrading of professional practice through the use of ICT (information and communication technology). Student learning in these areas has been greatly enhanced by the setting up of a small research and management skills facility within the department, wherein staff and students can work together on computer-related aspects of coursework.... [-]


NUS-ANU Joint Masters Degree in Southeast Asian Studies

Campus Full time 12 months August 2016 Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and The Australian National University (ANU) are well known globally for teaching and research in Asia-Pacific studies [+]

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.

 

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MA

Double Master of Arts in Chinese Language with Peking University

Campus Full time 1 - 3 years August 2016 Singapore

We are one of the leading institutions in the world in the fields of Chinese Studies and Chinese Language, and a major centre in the Southeast Asian region. Taking the perspectives of both globalization and regionalization [+]

Double Master of Arts in Chinese Language with Peking University

Welcome to the Department of Chinese Studies, NUS.

We are one of the leading institutions in the world in the fields of Chinese Studies and Chinese Language, and a major centre in the Southeast Asian region. Taking the perspectives of both globalization and regionalization, we strive to combine the strengths of Classical and Modern Chinese Studies in promoting research and study in such key areas as Chinese linguistics, Chinese literature, Chinese history, Chinese philosophy, and Chinese-English translation. We have a strong, active interest in Southeast Asian Chinese in particular, exploring its various sociological, historical and cultural dimensions. We have established close ties of exchange and collaboration with academic institutions worldwide, not only in terms of individual interaction but also through academic publication and conference organization.... [-]


Master of Arts in Language Studies (Coursework)

Campus Full time Part time 36 months August 2016 Singapore + 1 more

The concentration in the Language Studies degrees can be defined as English in multilingual settings. Peoples and languages have always interacted [+]

Master of Arts in Language Studies (Coursework)

The concentration in the Language Studies degrees can be defined as English in multilingual settings. Peoples and languages have always interacted, but globalization has made the study of such interactions of particular and pressing importance. Singapore is ideally positioned for that study. It is a natural language laboratory, in which students and researchers can observe the causes and effects of language contacts, variation and policies. The Department numbers experts of various kinds among its faculty, and these bring different perspectives to bear on the phenomenon of one language existing alongside many. We offer four level 5000 modules which reflect our faculty’s varied approaches and interests. All our graduate students should expect to acquire a developed expertise in this area of language studies.... [-]