Cul­tur­ally di­verse learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment

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THE School of Hu­man­i­ties and So­cial Sciences (HSS) at NTU (Nanyang Tech­no­log­i­cal Univer­sity) of­fers re­search pro­grammes in the fol­low­ing dis­ci­plines – Chi­nese, Eco­nom­ics, English Lit­er­a­ture, His­tory, Lin­guis­tics and Mul­ti­lin­gual Stud­ies, Phi­los­o­phy, Pub­lic Pol­icy and Ad­min­is­tra­tion, Psychology and So­ci­ol­ogy.

Sin­ga­pore is in a unique ge­o­graph­i­cal po­si­tion and re­search in con­tem­po­rary Asia and the global com­mu­nity has flour­ished.

NTU has an out­stand­ing tra­di­tion of re­search and in­no­va­tion and HSS is an in­te­gral part of the univer­sity, hav­ing a dy­namic pres­ence on cam­pus.

Grad­u­ate stud­ies in the hu­man­i­ties and so­cial sciences act as a cen­tral fea­ture of this vi­brant in­tel­lec­tual life.

Key as­pects of grad­u­ate stud­ies in HSS in­clude:

– Global and com­par­a­tive per­spec­tives – Broad-based ed­u­ca­tion – Multi-dis­ci­plinary ap­proaches – Com­plex cul­tural aware­ness – Con­tem­po­rary Asian rel­e­vance – In­ter­na­tional fac­ulty – Con­fer­ence and fund­ing Can­di­dates pur­su­ing grad­u­ate de­grees by re­search work closely with their su­per­vi­sors to­ward a the­sis on an ap­proved topic and also take cour­ses in their cho­sen dis­ci­pline.

The re­search pro­gramme can be pur­sued on a full-time or part­time ba­sis.

Full-time can­di­dates with good re­sults may be of­fered re­search schol­ar­ships.

Lo­cated in mul­ti­lin­gual Sin­ga­pore, the lan­guage of in­struc­tion is pri­mar­ily in English.

In the Di­vi­sion of Chi­nese, the lan­guage of in­struc­tion and re­search may be ei­ther Chi­nese or English.

Master of Arts in Con­tem­po­rary China

The MACC pro­gramme of­fered by NTU is specif­i­cally de­signed for pro­fes­sion­als seek­ing an em­pir­i­cally grounded and the­o­ret­i­cally in­formed un­der­stand­ing about var­i­ous as­pects of con­tem­po­rary China.

Re­ly­ing upon NTU’s tra­di­tion of China stud­ies and its unique bilin­gual and multi-cul­tural learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment, the MACC pro­gramme will en­able stu­dents to study China and ac­quire a bi-cul­tural com­pe­tence in the most ef­fec­tive and aca­dem­i­cally solid way in and out of the class­room.

It is the goal of the MACC pro­gramme that grad­u­ates de­velop ex­per­tise in China’s eco­nomic, po­lit­i­cal, and/or so­cial and cul­tural de­vel­op­ment and thereby con­trib­ute to well-in­formed pol­i­cy­mak­ing in pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tors, in-depth re­ports in the me­dia, com­pe­tent teach­ing and wellde­vel­oped cur­ricu­lum in ed­u­ca­tion, and ad­vance­ment in China-re­lated af­fairs in var­i­ous pro­fes­sions.

Master of Science in Ap­plied Eco­nom­ics

The Master of Science in Ap­plied Eco­nom­ics is a course­work-based pro­gramme at NTU.

It aims to train grad­u­ates to be ca­pa­ble of con­duct­ing high-level econo­met­ric re­search, which is use­ful for pol­icy assess­ment in the pub­lic sec­tor and eval­u­a­tion of fi­nan­cial mar­ket changes in the fi­nan­cial sec­tor.

Specif­i­cally, the pro­gramme spe­cialises in equip­ping can­di­dates with the nec­es­sary skills to ex­cel in eco­nomic pol­icy anal­y­sis by util­is­ing tech­niques such as econo­met­rics, fi­nan­cial ap­plied econo­met­rics, cost ben­e­fit anal­y­sis, project eval­u­a­tion and fi­nan­cial mod­el­ling.

Such skills are use­ful for eco­nomic anal­y­sis of so­cial pol­icy, in­vest­ment and port­fo­lio man­age­ment.

For de­tails on cour­ses of­fered by the School of Hu­man­i­ties and So­cial Sciences, visit http://www.hss.ntu. edu.sg

En­joy broad-based ed­u­ca­tion at Nanyang Tech­no­log­i­cal Univer­sity which has an out­stand­ing tra­di­tion of re­search and in­no­va­tion.

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