Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology



What will I learn?

Psychology offers full-time and part-time M.A. and Ph.D. by research programs. Students in the program will be situated in an opportune position to explore and choose from a wide array of research areas that the school endeavors in. From infant to elderly populations, from qualitative to neurobiological techniques, we offer extensive research prospects in social, developmental, clinical, cultural and bio-psychological fields. Students will work alongside experts in their respective fields; where their academic journey will be well-supported by dedicated faculty members and research staff.

Psychology features specializations in many topics and boasts integrative research spanning across multiple research domains. For instance, research projects have been conducted by utilizing methods in neuropsychology to investigate consumer behavior and implementing mobile applications for data collection in the elderly population - juxtaposing techniques across different branches of Psychology to investigate unexplored new territories. We offer state of the art amenities such as eye-tracking and neuroimaging facilities, as well as a range of laboratories to meet different research needs (e.g., child-friendly laboratory). To extend the applicability of our research to the community, the program works closely with national stakeholders in Singapore, including governmental bodies such as the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Social and Family Development, public hospitals and schools.

Our faculty members are held in high regard in the global research community and have active collaboration with international partners - research institutes and universities from around the world, including University of Cambridge, the University of Trento, New York University, Columbia University, RIKEN Brain Science Institute and many more. Students are strongly encouraged to engage in discourse with the international community during conferences and graduate exchange programs. Such international exposure allow students to learn from some of the brightest minds, foster global networks, and gain insight into the latest developments in the students’ specialized field of research.

To prepare students for a career in academia, we provide holistic training in research and other essential skills including teaching, grant-preparation and mentoring. We offer exciting opportunities to give students a head-start in a career in Psychology research in their respective fields of specialization. ​

Which department am I in?

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Minimum 2 years and maximum 5 years)

Tuition fees
SG$19,250.00 (11,69,502) per year
This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change in the coming year
Start date

Expected January, August 2024


College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

48 Nanyang Avenue,

HSS-05-62, HSS Building,

639818, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

A good first degree in Psychology from a highly ranked university, with at least Second Upper Class Honors. ​

If your degree is not in psychology, you will also have to sit for the GRE in Psychology test.

A good language proficiency score: IELTS score at least 7.0 (on all subtests); TOEFL score at least 105 - Internet Based Test Score or 580 - Paper Based Test Score. IELTS is preferred.

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


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