Doctorate Program in Humanities and Social Sciences in Singapore

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Humanities and Social Sciences

A PhD, also known as a Doctor of Philosophy degree, is a doctorate awarded by a university to the academic who has met all necessary qualifications and can now be considered a doctor in his or her academic field.

A PhD in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences focuses on human thoughts and culture. It is an advanced level of education, often focusing on student teacher relationships, advanced research methods, and higher tier courses.

Singapore (新加坡) is a city-state in Southeast Asia. Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, since independence it has become one of the world's most prosperous countries and boasts the world's busiest port. Singapore has six national universities and are generally well-regarded and attracts exchange students from all over the world.

Top Doctoral Programs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Singapore 2017

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PhD in Psychology

Singapore Management University PhD Programmes
Campus Full time 4 - 5 years August 2017 Singapore

The Singapore Management University (SMU) PhD in Psychology programme equips students with doctoral-level knowledge in content areas in psychology and research methodology, with a focus on areas in experimental, social, personality and organisational psychology... [+]

Best Doctorate Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences in Singapore 2017. The Singapore Management University (SMU) PhD in Psychology programme equips students with doctoral-level knowledge in content areas in psychology and research methodology, with a focus on areas in experimental, social, personality and organisational psychology. Students will learn, from both coursework and hands-on research experiences, to link psychological theory, study design, measurement, and data analysis in order to make substantive inferences and evidence-based recommendations to theory and practice that are scientifically defensible. Students in the programme have presented their work at international conferences and published their research in top journals in psychology. Graduates of the programme will be well-prepared for psychology and psychology-related careers in academia and industry. PhD in Psychology Programme Structure The PhD in Psychology is a full-time programme, with a maximum candidature of five years. In the first two years of study, students will enrol in intensive courses to build their research depth and breadth. The coursework is intended to lay the groundwork in preparation for the dissertation research. A student in the programme will be required to finish a Master’s thesis by submitting the written thesis and orally defending it. The student will then have to sit for a PhD Qualifying Examination (QE), which will assess his or her mastery of the foundation required for the next stage of the PhD programme – the dissertation. The dissertation is a student’s original work in his or her specialised area through independent research. Framework - 6 Foundation courses (6 Course Units) - 2 Elective courses (2 Course Units) - Empirical Research Project (1 Course Unit) - Master’s Thesis (12 Course Units) - 3 Advanced Research Topics (ARTs) courses (3 Course Units) - PhD Dissertation (28 Course Units) Oral Defence of the Dissertation Proposal This is an oral presentation of the proposed topic to a Dissertation Committee. A written dissertation proposal will have to be submitted before the presentation. A supervisor, with the expertise in the chosen topic, will be appointed. He or she guides and mentors the student throughout the dissertation work. Oral Defence and Completion of the PhD Dissertation This is an oral presentation of the written dissertation report to the Committee. After possible revision(s) to the report and upon fulfillment of all necessary requirements, the Committee will recommend to the University to award the PhD degree. Admission Requirements - At least a good Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a relevant Bachelor’s degree. - Good GRE results (both the General and Psychology subject examinations taken within five years prior to application). - Good TOEFL or IELTS scores (for applicants whose medium of instruction at the Bachelor’s/Master’s level was not in English). PhD Students’ Professional Development Students are also provided professional training. These include teaching, English communications and presentation skills, as well as career development workshops such as interview preparation. Furthermore, students also have opportunities to share their research contributions with the international research community through reputable refereed research conferences, in Singapore and abroad. SMU provides funding for our students to attend such conferences. [-]

Joint PhD Programme with King’s College London

National University of Singapore Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Campus Full time 18 - 60 months Singapore

Two schools at King's College London (KCL) – School of Arts & Humanities and School of Social Science & Public Policy – and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences [+]

Joint PhD Programme with King’s College London

Two schools at King's College London (KCL) – School of Arts & Humanities and School of Social Science & Public Policy – and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) invite applications to the Joint PhD programme (JDP) for every Semester I (August) intake. This JDP represents a good mix of strength from both universities to enhance the training and research work of PhD candidates from both institutions.

The programme allows students to pursue work in a wide range of humanities and social science disciplines as well as in topics that invite interdisciplinary approaches. The Schools and Faculty complement each other in terms of areas of strength and of geographical location. You will be registered in one home university, but guided in your work by faculty from both, and examined to the standards of both. You will graduate with a joint qualification, earning a certificate which bears the crests of both universities.... [-]


Joint PhD Programme in Science, Technology, and Society

National University of Singapore Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Campus Full time 18 - 60 months August 2017 Singapore

A Joint PhD programme (JDP) is being offered by the College of Humanities and Social Science of the University of Edinburgh (UOE) and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences [+]

Joint PhD Programme in Science, Technology, and Society with University of Edinburgh

A Joint PhD programme (JDP) is being offered by the College of Humanities and Social Science of the University of Edinburgh (UOE) and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). It represents a good mix of strength from both universities to enhance the training and research work of PhD candidates from both institutions. The College and the Faculty complement each other in terms of areas of strength and of geographical location. You will be registered in one home university, but guided in your work by faculty from both, and examined to the standards of both. You will graduate with a joint qualification, earning a certificate which bears the crests of both universities.... [-]


Cultural Studies in Asia PhD Programme

National University of Singapore Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Campus Full time 18 - 60 months August 2017 Singapore

Cultural Studies in Asia is a field of teaching and research which challenges conventional disciplinary boundaries to rethink received knowledge [+]

Cultural Studies in Asia PhD Programme

Cultural Studies in Asia is a field of teaching and research which challenges conventional disciplinary boundaries to rethink received knowledge on existing issues and to address emergent concerns thrown up by the rapid changes and impact on cultural practices, brought on by new technologies and the new phase of global capitalism.

Adopting a multidisciplinary methodology, the Programme will provide teaching and research skills in the analysis of the flows and exchanges of popular cultural practices in contemporary Asia, across fluid and porous national and cultural boundaries.

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Doctor in Education (EdD)

National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 7 years August 2017 Singapore + 1 more

The Doctor in Education (EdD) programme, one of NIE’s latest university-approved programmes, is designed for professionals in education and education-related fields, who would like to ... [+]

Doctor in Education (EdD)

The Doctor in Education (EdD) programme, one of NIE’s latest university-approved programmes, is designed for professionals in education and education-related fields, who would like to extend their expertise and training and develop skills in research, evaluation and reflection on practice. It is of value to academic staff in universities and colleges, school teachers and professionals working in international organisations. It is also suitable for senior administrators in schools, universities and educational and government bodies. It has the rigour and expectations of a PhD, but with a professional focus. One of the major aims of the EdD is to develop professional leaders who are able to identify and solve complex "field based" problems. Professional doctorates stress the application of research, development of professional knowledge and creation of knowledge within the profession.... [-]


Doctor in Education, Dual Award Program

National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 Singapore

The Doctor in Education, Dual Award programme is designed for professionals who would like to extend their professional expertise and training and develop skills in research, evaluation and reflection on practice. [+]

The EdD (Dual Award) programme is unique in SouthEast Asia in drawing on the expertise in professional practice and research of two major higher education institutions, the National Institute of Education, Singapore, and the University of London's Institute of Education. Not only does it offer an international perspective on issues of professionalism and leadership in education but by bringing together a diverse student population from a number of countries and different areas of education, allows for a rich and lively learning environment. It is designed for experienced practitioners who would like to strengthen their professional expertise and develop competence in researching and assessing educational practice.  These range from senior administrators in schools, higher educational institutes and governmental bodies to experienced teachers and academic staff in colleges and universities.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
Campus Full time Part time Singapore

In line with the increasing emphasis on research in the areas of Humanities, Education, Sciences and Physical Education, the National Institute of Education offers higher degree studies by research leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). [+]

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

NIE offers higher degree studies by research leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in line with the increasing emphasis on research in the areas of Humanities, Education, Sciences and Physical Education.

Applicants reading the degree of PhD by research will pursue an independent but supervised research in an approved field of advanced study based on which a thesis should be between 70,000 to 100,000 words must be submitted. A PhD thesis written in the Chinese language should not exceed 200,000 Chinese characters. The award of the research degree is based entirely on the work presented in the thesis.

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