Master of Communication Studies – WKWSCI

Master of Communication Studies – WKWSCI

Our graduate studies by research programmes are designed for scholars to pursue interests within the fields of communication and information studies through collaboration with faculty members across various subdisciplines. Research students have the opportunity to work with diverse researchers who offer a multiplicity of methodologies in a challenging but friendly intellectual community.

Faculty members at the School use and teach a wide range of research methods including experimental, ethnographic, critical, and survey methods. Research students work closely with faculty advisors to select coursework to support and expand their expertise. Doctoral students are provided mentorship and experience in classroom teaching and research. Research students and faculty have jointly presented research at regional and global conferences and have collaborated on numerous publications in top academic journals.

The minimum requirements for admission for the Master’s by research programmes are:

  • • Bachelor's degree with minimum 2nd Class Honours (Upper) and CGPA of 4.25/5.00 and above.
  • • Ability to pursue research in the proposed field of advanced study.
  • • IELTS of 7.0 or above for applicants whose native language is not English.
Interested applicants will need to submit the following during their online applications:
  • • Bachelor Degree
  • • IELTS (if applicable)
  • • Research Topic and Proposal
  • • Sample of Works
  • • Referee Reports
  • • Other Supporting Document

There are two intakes in the academic year and the closing dates for submission of applications are as follows:

Admission Intake Closing date for submission of applications with supporting documents
August 1 October - 15 November
January 1 June – 30 June

This full time and part time programme can be completed in 12 months, with a maximum of 36 months for full time and 48 months for part time students. The WKW Master’s by research programme consists of the following:
  • • 3 core courses
  • • 1 additional course
  • • Completing the qualifying exam
  • • Submission of Thesis
Academic Calendar for Academic Year 2019-2020
Orientation TBC
Semester 1 12 August – 15 November 2019 Recess week: 30 September – 4 October 2019
Semester 1 Revision and Examination 18 November – 6 December 2019
Semester 2 13 January – 17 April 2020 Recess week: 2 March – 6 March 2020
Semester 2 Revision and Examination 20 April – 8 May 2020
Tuitions Fees for AY1819 Note: Tuition fees are subjected to revision.  An estimated increase could be around 10% to 20%.
Programmes   Singapore Citizen $ Singapore Permanent Resident $ International Student (with Service Obligation/ Graduate Assistantship Programme) $ (inclusive of GST)
Doctor of Philosophy $9,000   $12,600   $19,250  
Master of Communication Studies   $9,000   $12,600   $19,250  
M.Sc. (Information Studies)   Full time: $9,450 Part time: $4,725   Full time: $13,250 Part time: $6,625   Full time: $20,200 Part time: $10,100  
M.Sc. (Information Systems)   Full time: $9,450 Part time: $4,725   Full time: $13,250 Part time: $6,625   Full time: $20,200 Part time: $10,100  
M.Sc. (Knowledge Management)* Full time: $16,000 Part time: $8,000   Full time: $16,000 Part time: $8,000   Full time: $16,000 Part time: $8,000  
Master of Mass Communication* Full time: $17,000 Part time: $8,500   Full time: $17,000 Part time: $8,500   Full time: $17,000 Part time: $8,500  
  * Note: Self-financing programme is not eligible for Service Obligation and Financial Assistance such as Tuition Fee Loan.

Application Fee
Each submitted application must be accompanied by an online non-refundable Application Fee of S$53.50 using VISA/Master Card. Applications received without application fee will not be processed.

Contact Details
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Nanyang Technological University
31 Nanyang Link
Singapore 637718


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