Master Of Education

Master Of Education


The Master of Education programme is primarily designed for educators working in Singapore schools and the Ministry of Education (see additional notes below). 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:

These 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.

Admission Criteria

  • A good Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university

  • A teaching qualification such as the Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education, Singapore
    at least ONE year of relevant working experience in education.

For specialisations with additional MEd entry requirements, please refer to the individual webpages for more information:

For international applicants, more information on the entry requirements can be found here


Course Outline

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

    • Complete 8 courses plus a dissertation (Dissertation option), or
    • 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.




Our tuition fees are subject to revision on a yearly basis. More details can be found here.

Application for Admission

There are generally two intakes a year (January and August). You are advised to visit the website and look out for NIE’s announcements in May/June and November/December to confirm if the programme will be open for application at any particular intake.

Applications may be made online. 

More information on application details can be found here.

For graduate teachers from the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore seeking PDCM-Master’s Degree sponsorship, more details can be found here.

Note: The above is effective from the January 2016 Intake exercise.

Other Info

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



1 year


2 years



2 years


4 years




Contact Information

  • E-mail: [email protected]
    (for administrative enquiries related to admissions and application)

  • E-mail: [email protected] 
    (for administrative matters related to programme matters such as time-table, study plans)