Doctorate Degrees in Singapore

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Singapore offers world-class education among cutting edge infrastructure in a vibrant country that blends the cultures of the east and west. It is an economic and financial hub for the global market and despite its small size, it is a truly international country with vast resources, making it attractive for students and professionals. Pursuing a PhD in Singapore would be an exciting and intellectually stimulating experience.

There is a wide range of options for pursuing a PhD in Singapore. There are several universities that offer many different fields of study that is of interest to international and local students. With a PhD in Singapore, students are required to conduct research toward a dissertation or thesis that provides a significant contribution to their field of study.

A PhD in Singapore should be considered if you are seeking an exciting, interesting, and culturally rich location for advancing your education. Take a look at the programs for a PhD in Singapore and you may find what you are searching for!

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PhD in Psychology

Singapore Management University
Campus Full time 4 - 5 years August 2018 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 broad research strengths which include Cognitive; Cultural; Evolutionary; Industrial & Organisational; and Social-Personality. [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in Singapore 2017/2018. The Singapore Management University (SMU) PhD in Psychology programme equips students with doctoral-level knowledge in content areas in psychology and research methodology, with broad research strengths which include Cognitive; Cultural; Evolutionary; Industrial & Organisational; and Social-Personality. 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)... [-]

PhD in Information Systems

Singapore Management University
Campus Full time 4 - 5 years August 2018 Singapore

The Singapore Management University (SMU) PhD in Information Systems programme develops researchers and educators who address deep technology challenges in real information systems that impact business processes or management, or who develop tools and methodologies. Our faculty members consistently publish in top-tier business journals and win awards with our PhD students in internationally-renowned conferences. [+]

The Singapore Management University (SMU) PhD in Information Systems programme develops researchers and educators who address deep technology challenges in real information systems that impact business processes or management, or who develop tools and methodologies. Our faculty members consistently publish in top-tier business journals and win awards with our PhD students in internationally-renowned conferences. Our graduates are trained to collaborate with researchers from different disciplines. They are also trained in design technology solutions for real-world problems and applications, and produce top-rated academic publications. The programme equips them for careers with research and development laboratories, academia and industry. Broad research strengths include Cybersecurity; Data Management & Analytics; Information Systems & Management; Intelligent Systems & Decision Analytics; and Cyber-Physical Systems. PhD in Information Systems Programme Structure The PhD in Information Systems 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 prepare students for dissertation research. Students are required to sit for a PhD Qualifying Examination (QE) to assess their mastery of fundamental concepts and theories. On successful completion of the QE, the student will be ready to embark on the dissertation, which is based on original, independent research. Framework - Coursework (6 Course Units) - Empirical Research Projects (4 Course Units) - Advanced Research Topics (2 Course Units) - Dissertation (28 Course Units) Oral Defence of the Dissertation Proposal This is an oral presentation of... [-]

PhD in Economics

Singapore Management University
Campus Full time 4 - 5 years August 2018 Singapore

The Singapore Management University (SMU) PhD in Economics trains scholars to do rigorous research and analysis in Economics. It is a highly selective and carefully planned programme delivered by a team of internationally recognised professors who are actively engaged in research at the frontiers of economics knowledge, and who are dedicated to teaching and training the next generation of economics researchers and thinkers, teachers and policy makers. [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in Singapore 2017/2018. The Singapore Management University (SMU) PhD in Economics trains scholars to do rigorous research and analysis in Economics. It is a highly selective and carefully planned programme delivered by a team of internationally recognised professors who are actively engaged in research at the frontiers of economics knowledge, and who are dedicated to teaching and training the next generation of economics researchers and thinkers, teachers and policy makers. Our graduates often go on to become professors in universities where they work to extend and transmit knowledge of our economies. Many graduates also go on to work in industry, the public sector, and in international organisations where they apply their economics knowledge and research capabilities to improve the economic condition of their firms, industries, countries, and the world. SMU’s School of Economics is globally recognised as a leading research centre. In Tilburg University’s ‘Top 100 Economics Schools Research Ranking,’ based on publications in leading journals between 2011 and 2015, it was ranked 2nd in Asia, and among the top 60 in the world. In the sub-discipline of econometrics, it is ranked within the top 5 globally. Broad research strengths include Econometrics; Game Theory, Social Choice & Mechanism Design; Macroeconomics; Health Economics; Industrial Organisation; International Trade; Labour, Human Capital & Education; and Real Estate & Urban Economics. PhD in Economics Programme Structure The PhD in Economics is a full-time programme, with a maximum candidature of five years. In the first two years of study, students will enrol... [-]

PhD in Business

Singapore Management University
Campus Full time 4 - 5 years August 2018 Singapore

The Singapore Management University (SMU) PhD in Business programme develops exceptional scholars who have a deep understanding of the issues confronting the business world and who are able to conduct cutting-edge independent research in specialisations including Finance, Marketing, Operations Management, Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources, and Strategic Management & Organisation. [+]

The Singapore Management University (SMU) PhD in Business programme develops exceptional scholars who have a deep understanding of the issues confronting the business world and who are able to conduct cutting-edge independent research in specialisations including Finance, Marketing, Operations Management, Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources, and Strategic Management & Organisation. The programme is run by the SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business which is is one of the youngest institutions worldwide to be conferred the EQUIS and AACSB accreditations. The accreditations cover all programmes, including the PhD. Faculty members at the School consistently publish in top-tier business journals, and our rigorous and intellectually stimulating curriculum prepares our graduates for diverse careers in academia and industry. The Singapore Management University (SMU) Lee Kong Chian School of Business offers: PhD in Business (Finance) This rigorous and intellectually stimulating programme emphasises advanced study in the areas of finance, economics, statistics and quantitative research methods. The programme is taught by a group of dynamic faculty who consistently publish in top finance journals. At the end of the programme, graduates will have the skills needed to conduct in-depth research into a specific sub-field in finance such as asset pricing, corporate finance and market microstructure. Graduates will also have a broad appreciation of the field’s key research issues. Given the tremendous relevance of finance to the global economy, a graduate of this programme will be well prepared for diverse careers in academia, industry, international organisations and the public sector. Broad research strengths include Asset Pricing;... [-]

Ph.D. in Aviation

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Asia
Online & Campus Combined Part time August 2018 Singapore

You’ve earned your bachelor’s and master’s degrees, but you desire more. To take your education to an even higher level, Embry-Riddle offers a Ph.D. in Aviation. The first Ph.D. in aviation offered in the United States, this innovative program is designed to prepare students like you with cognitive research skills necessary to solve acute problems facing the field of aviation, and to advance the discipline. [+]

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Complete your PhD in Aviation alongside world experts at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Asia A specialized program for specialized learning, delivered in partnership with the Singapore Aviation Academy! You’ve earned your bachelor’s and master’s degrees, but you desire more. To take your education to an even higher level, Embry-Riddle offers a Ph.D. in Aviation. The first Ph.D. in aviation offered in the United States, this innovative program is designed to prepare students like you with cognitive research skills necessary to solve acute problems facing the field of aviation, and to advance the discipline. Through the Ph.D. program, aviation professionals get the chance to pursue the discipline in a diverse, intellectually versatile, multidisciplinary environment. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers this program primarily online with the inclusion of three six-day residencies in partnership with the Singapore Aviation Academy. This way, you can continue working while you get your degree. The Ph.D. program is open to aviation professionals who include flight crew members, air traffic controllers, industry technical representatives, aviation educators, government employees and others wishing to advance their knowledge and enhance their careers. About the Ph.D. in Aviation The mission of the Ph.D. in Aviation program is to produce outstanding scholars for careers in research and teaching in the aviation field. At Embry-Riddle, Ph.D. in Aviation students take part in a rigorous, research-driven program that pushes them to their greatest potential. This is accomplished by focusing on Program Educational Goals.... [-]

PhD in Aviation

Singapore Aviation Academy
Campus Full time 3 - 7 years August 2018 Singapore Singapore Online

The PhD in Aviation is designed to prepare you with cognitive research skills necessary to solve acute problems facing the field of aviation and advance the discipline. Through the PhD programme, you will get a chance to pursue the discipline in a diverse, intellectually versatile and multi-disciplinary environment. [+]

PhD in Aviation (jointly organised with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, US) PROGRAMME OVERVIEW The PhD in Aviation is designed to prepare you with cognitive research skills necessary to solve acute problems facing the field of aviation and advance the discipline. Through the PhD programme, you will get a chance to pursue the discipline in a diverse, intellectually versatile and multi-disciplinary environment. The Singapore Aviation Academy, in partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, offers this programme primarily online with the inclusion of 3 6-day residencies. This way, you can continue working while pursuing your degree. The PhD programme is open to aviation professionals who include flight crew members, air traffic controllers, industry technical representatives, aviation educators, government employees and others wishing to advance their knowledge and enhance their careers. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS You are expected to take 2 courses per term, 3 terms a year (i.e. 6 courses per year). The programme's 60 credit hours (not including research) consist of: 4 research method courses of 3 credits each (12 credit hours in total) 8 courses of 3 credits each making up 1 of 3 specialisations (24 credit hours in total) At least 3 residency courses of 2 credits each (6 credit hours in total) At least 6 dissertation courses (i.e. research methods and dissertation preparation techniques) of 3 credits each (18 credit hours in total) SPECIALISATION You have the option to pursue studies in 1 of 3 specialisations: Aviation Safety and Human Factors Operations Inter-disciplinary Aviation Safety and Human Factors This specialisation will focus... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (Economics)

National University of Singapore Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Campus Full time 1 - 5 years August 2018 Singapore

The PhD Programme is aimed at attracting the top students from Asia and beyond, and training them to engage in frontier research in economics. [+]

Doctor of Philosophy (Economics)

The PhD Programme is aimed at attracting the top students from Asia and beyond, and training them to engage in frontier research in economics.

 

 

Admission Requirements

 

A good Masters degree in Economics is required for admission to the PhD Programme directly. Students with a strong honors degree (first class or second upper) in Economics or have a good quantitative background such as in mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering, operations research, etc; may be considered for direct entry to the PhD programme.

Applicants whose native tongue or medium of university instruction is not in English should submit the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score as evidence of their proficiency in the English language.... [-]


Joint PhD Programme with King’s College London

National University of Singapore Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Campus Full time 18 - 60 months August 2018 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 2018 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.... [-]


PhD Programme in Cultural Studies in Asia

National University of Singapore Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Campus Full time 18 - 60 months August 2018 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.

 

The aims of this graduate programme are:... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
Campus Full time Part time August 2018 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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