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What will I learn?

Coursework

Candidates pursuing Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry by research are required to attend and pass examinations in a minimum of six modules:

  • CM5198 Graduate Seminar Module in Chemistry
  • Five Level 5000 modules

Candidates are allowed to take modules offered by other departments subject to the approval from their thesis supervisor (s) and/or department (s). These modules are to be chosen in consultation with their thesis supervisor (s) and/or department (s). All modules taken by the candidates will be included in the CAP computation, unless otherwise indicated by the candidate.

Thesis:

Candidates must submit, through the supervisor (s) and the Head of Department, their theses for examination within the maximum period of their candidature. The thesis must be on a topic approved by the respective departments and must make some contribution to knowledge and not be a mere collation of existing materials. The thesis must contain original work or critical interpretation worthy of publication.

Achieve a minimum CAP of 3.5 for all modules
- Obtain at least a grade of C for the Graduate English module
- Pass the PhD qualifying examination
- Pass the PhD thesis
- Pass the PhD oral examination

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
SG$20,350.00 (11,49,068) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

Faculty of Science

Block S16, Level 9,

6 Science Drive 2,

117546, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

PhD programme requires a good Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, or at least a Second Class Upper Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. English Language Requirements: TOEFL scores for Internet Based Test (IBT) is 90; or IELTS score of 6.0. 

For international students

Interested applicants should possess the following:

  • A good relevant Bachelor and/or Master degree
  • NUS graduates should have at least a 2nd Upper Honours
  • The ability to pursue research in the candidate's proposed field of advanced study

English Language Requirements: Minimum TOEFL score is required: 85 for the internet-based test (with a minimum score of 22 for the writing section); or 580 for the paper-based test; or 237 for the computer-based test. IELTS result of 6.0 is required.

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