The Master of Education programme is primarily designed for educators working in Singapore schools and the Ministry of Education. University graduates with a background in education and wishing to advance your knowledge and skills in education are also welcome to apply.

The programme offers the degree in the following 18 areas of specialisation:

  • Art
  • Chinese Language
  • Curriculum and Teaching
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Drama
  • Early Childhood
  • Educational and Psychological Measurement and Evaluation
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Gifted Education
  • Learning Sciences and Technologies
  • Malay Language
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Primary
  • Science
  • Special Education
  • Tamil Language

The specialisations allow you to choose the area that best fits your interest as well as your career path, whether that path is towards the Master Teacher track, Specialist track or a general desire to update your knowledge and skills.

Entry Requirements

A good Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university
A teaching qualification such as the Postgraduate Diploma in Education and at least one year of teaching experience
or at least three years of teaching experience or other relevant working experience in education.
Specific additional entry requirements (if any) are indicated under each specialization.


There are two options within this programme. You are required to either:

  • Complete 8 courses plus a dissertation (Dissertation option)
  • Complete 10 courses (Coursework only option)

Those selecting the coursework-only option will take a special course titled MMM 800 Critical Inquiry as one of the 10 courses, designed to act as a capstone experience for the programme.

You do not have to make the decision when you apply. The decision on what option to select is usually made upon completion of six courses.

Period of Candidature

The degree of Master of Education is generally offered on a part-time basis although full-time studies are also available for some specialisations.

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Start Date
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