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What will I learn?

The LKCMedicine PhD by Research Programme admits students from a variety of backgrounds - natural science, medicine, social science and engineering, and exposes them to a range of topics and disciplines such that on completion, graduates will have a deep knowledge and appreciation of both translatable and translational medical research methods.

It is designed to train and equip students with essential skills that will enable them to conduct cutting-edge research in one of the following domains:

  • ​Lifespan Medicine
  • Population Medicine
  • Medical Biology
  • Medical Engineering
  • Medical Education Research

Students are expected to complete the programme in four years. The programme is open to applicants who are keen to pursue PhD studies on a full-time or part-time basis (self-financing).

Curriculum

The LKCMedicine PhD by Research Programme is designed to train and equip students with the technical and analytical skills essential to address the School’s key research in Cardiorespiratory & Metabolic Health, Infectious Diseases, ​Neuroscience & Mental Health, Population Health & Health Services Research, Systems Biology, Medical Education Research, Regenerative Medicine & Developmental Biology, Health Technologies and Nanomedicine and Bioengineering. Students receive broad exposure to a wide range of expertise within the School and NTU before specialising in their chosen research area.

Which department am I in?

Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
SG$34,250.00 (19,33,936) per year
This fee is for 2019 - 2020 and it may subject to change in the coming years
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

Novena Campus

Headquarters and Clinical Sciences Building,

11 Mandalay Road,

308232, Singapore

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
SG$34,250.00 (19,33,936) per year
This fee is for 2019 - 2020 and it may subject to change in the coming years
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

Experimental Medicine Building,

59 Nanyang Drive,

636921, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

Non-clinician applicants

At least Upper Second, preferably First class honours degree in a relevant field. A Master’s degree is not a pre-requisite but is considered advantageous.

Clinician applicants

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or Doctor of Medicine (MD) with identifiable research experience, preferably in the form of a Master’s degree​

TOEFL/IELTS

Good English test score is required. English test scores are required for international applicants except those who are from English-medium institutions or whose undergraduate/graduate degrees are from autonomous universities in Singapore. IELTS may be submitted in lieu of TOEFL

GRE

Valid test score is required for applicants who are not graduates from autonomous universities in Singapore. Test dates must be within 5 years or less from the date of application.​

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

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