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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information



What will I learn?

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme provides students with the solid grounding needed for high-quality research in the areas of communication and information. With supervision from experienced faculty, Ph.D. students are provided with a holistic education involving multi-disciplinary research and the cultivation of soft skills, adequately preparing them for research-intensive careers.

In the programme students are given ample opportunities to interact with faculty and other researchers while working towards the completion of their Ph.D. degrees.

Students typically conduct research in the following areas:

Information Studies

Human computer interaction, games and gamification, information retrieval and analytics, social media, mobile and ubiquitous computing, information behaviour, information literacy, knowledge organization, knowledge management applications and practices

Communication Studies

Health communication and information, marketing communication and public relations, media arts and cultural studies, computer-mediated communication, journalism, international/intercultural communication, communication law and policy.

Coursework Requirement

  • 8 courses to be taken from graduate programmes offered by the School, other Schools in NTU or NIE
  • Courses to be fulfilled by 18th month of candidature
  • Student must attain minimum CGPA of 3.50 for courses taken during candidature
  • In addition, the School may require student to take additional courses after confirmation.

Which department am I in?

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Minimum 2 years; Maximum 5 years)

Tuition fees
SG$19,250.00 (11,83,887) per year
This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change in the coming year
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

To apply to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme, you need to meet these minimum requirements:

  • Good Master’s degree with academic grades of B+ and above or CGPA of 4.25/5.00 and above
  • Bachelor's degree with minimum Honours (Distinction) and CGPA of 4.25/5.00 and above
  • Ability to pursue research in the proposed field of advanced study

You must meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement (ELPR) of having at least an IELTS (academic) score of 7.0.

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


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