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Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Sociology




What will I learn?

The BSocSci (Hons) in Sociology is a four-year degree programme for undergraduates interested in pursuing a Major in Sociology at NTU. Students taking up Sociology as a Minor are encouraged to read courses which complement their interests and open up new intellectual horizons. Those interested in graduate studies can find the information they need under the graduate programme link.

A degree in Sociology at NTU provides graduates with a vast array of job opportunities in both the public and private sectors. Sociology majors are valued for their critical thinking and analytical skills. They also benefit from an in-depth understanding of social organizations, culture and other social phenomena.

The curriculum provides an intellectually stimulating and rigorous experience for students. The academic foundation consists of three core areas: Economy, Technology and Society; Culture, Self and Identity; and Organizations and Organizational Change. It provides both breadth of exposure and depth of engagement that emphasizes both theoretical reasoning and empirical analysis. Students should graduate with not just a body of knowledge and skills but also a 'sociological imagination' that will enable them to make the critical and creative difference in the workplace and in society.

Key features of our programme include:

Stimulating courses, providing both breadth of exposure and depth of engagement

Immersion in all core substantive areas and research methodologies

Training and practice in analytical thinking and empirical reasoning

Informed investigations of Singapore society, Asian societies, and beyond

Critical perspectives on social change at the local, regional, and global levels.

Which department am I in?

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
Annual fee - Subsidised tuition fee: SG $17,550; Non-Subsidised tuition fee (lab-based fee): SG $32,950; non lab-based fee: SG $31,970
Start date

Expected August 2023


College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

48 Nanyang Avenue,

HSS-05-62, HSS Building,

639818, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

You must have completed at least 12 years of general education or will be taking High School national examinations in the year of application in order to be considered for admission.

You need to meet NTU’s general admission requirements, and a good Polytechnic diploma OR strong ‘A’ levels (including a good pass in GP or K&I). If you are a Polytechnic candidate, you’ll need to have at least a pass in GCE ’O’ Level English Language and your other GCE ‘O’ level subjects may be considered. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis, and the division also interviews and administers writing tests for select candidates.

Students must satisfy the basic requirements for admission into NTU.

For GCE 'A' level Holders

Examination in the English medium must be obtained in all of the following:

Three GCE 'A' level subjects with passes in at least two subjects at advanced level;

A pass in General Paper, which may be waived in special cases where, in the opinion of the Admissions Selection Committee, the applicants have done exceptionally well in other subjects at 'A', 'AO' or 'O' levels;

A minimum grade D7 in a mother tongue language at GCE 'A' level or a pass in Chinese B/ Malay B/ Tamil B or a minimum grade of D7 in a higher mother tongue language; and

For Local Polytechnic Diploma Holders

Application is opened to all local Polytechnic Diploma holders regardless of the diploma obtained.

Submission of IELTS (a minimum Overall 6, writing 6) or TOEFL (a minimum of 90) or SAT (a minimum of 1250 for SAT taken for March 2016 onwards) or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) (a minimum of 55) or ACT with Writing (a minimum of composite score of 30 in ACT with Writing in one sitting) or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) are only compulsory for applicants

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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