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What will I learn?

Sociology offers full-time and part-time Ph.D. by research program. We offer a strategic balance between research opportunities and academic training aimed at providing the necessary rigor for students to develop their own niche research interests and expertise. Our faculty members are highly active in research and specialise in a wide range of topics including but not limited to Ageing, Cultural Sociology, Demography, Deviance and Subcultures, Economic Sociology, Environmental Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Migration and Globalisation, Organisational Sociology, Political Sociology, Popular Culture, Race and Ethnicity, Religion, Science and Technology, Social Inequality, Social Psychology, Sociology of Family, Sociology of Southeast Asia, Tourism, and Urban Sociology.

Students are expected to develop a substantive competency in the fundamental areas of Sociology, as well as a deep proficiency in core areas of research interests across different research methodologies. Furthermore, students will gain exposure to teaching specialised Sociology and related modules. Exciting opportunities are also available for students to connect with NTU’s partner universities through our Summer/Winter programs as well as exchange and independent overseas research.

Our program has a vibrant intellectual, research, and interdisciplinary environment. Graduate students are actively engaged in high profile research projects with faculty members and research clusters. Additionally, the program offers a wide range of comprehensive funding opportunities and schemes for students to pursue their postgraduate work in a highly supportive and nurturing research environment in a world-class university.

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 (10,88,801) per year
This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change in the coming year
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

48 Nanyang Avenue,

HSS-05-62, HSS Building,

639818, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

A good Master’s degree in sociology or a closely related field from a recognized university.

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.​ Applicants from Singapore universities and English speaking countries are exempted from IELTS/TOEFL.

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

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