As one of the four Schools under the umbrella of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, the School of SSS offers study programmes in a range of social science subjects at both undergraduate and graduate levels, from a BSocSci (Hons) and MSc (by coursework) to MA (by research) and PhD. Our specialisations include Economics, Psychology, Sociology and Public Policy and Global Affairs.
At present, SSS has nearly 100 faculty members and more than 1,700 undergraduates who major in four degree programmes. Students also have the opportunity to choose double majors such as Economics and Media Analytics, Economics & Public Policy and Global Affairs. In addition, the School offers attractive minors in such fields as Global Asia and Geography and Urban Planning which are open to all NTU students. Currently some 180 graduate students are studying in our PhD and MA programmes (by research), as well as our two MSc programmes in Applied Economics and Applied Gerontology. Our School’s holistic and rigorous education aims to prepare our students with a strong knowledge base and analytical and critical capacities that will stand them in good stead in their future careers. Students are able to expand their learning horizons through overseas exchanges as well as internship experiences in Singapore.
In addition to offering a broad range of high-quality educational options, our faculty, coming as they do from some of the best universities around the world, are engaged actively in cutting-edge research in their fields. To promote and facilitate conversation and collaboration across disciplinary boundaries, the School has established three interdisciplinary research clusters, namely Global Asia, Environment and Sustainability, and Science and Society as strategic areas of research, which also include a significant dimension of international collaboration and exchange.
In a fast-moving world of dazzling technological advances, there is an ever more urgent need to understand how humans organize their lives and affairs in socially relevant ways. We sincerely invite you to join us on this fascinating journey as we explore fundamental questions of human psychology and sociality.
President’s Chair Professor and Chair of Social Sciences