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What will I learn?

Candidates pursuing the programme will study the history of diverse cultures and societies across Asia and the world. They will also acquire in-depth knowledge of Singaporean history and understand the dynamic narratives that shape the nation-state’s national identity. The broad mix of modules will help to hone graduates’ cross-cultural empathies and tolerance for difference, enabling them to thrive in different cultural settings.

Continuation and Graduation Requirements

To obtain a Graduate Diploma in Asian and Global History, students must

Pass 24 MCs comprising

HY5305, and

5 primary field modules

Obtain a minimum CAP of 2.75

Further Education

Grades and modular credits earned by candidates in the Graduate Certificate programme or while reading individual graduate modules may be transferred towards fulfilling the requirements of a Graduate Diploma or MA Coursework programme, subject to approval by the Faculty.

Each module to be transferred should have been read and completed within the last 10 years. The application for such transfers may be rejected if it is deemed that the contents of the module(s) in question are no longer relevant or not of comparable content and level. Candidates are advised to apply for the transfers within the first month of candidature.

The average CAP of all modules allowed for grade and credit transfer to a Graduate Diploma programme must be at least 2.75.

The average CAP of all modules allowed for grade and credit transfer to a MA Coursework programme must be at least 3.00.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (36 months)

Tuition fees
SG $3,640 (incl GST) per module

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 August 2022


Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music

National University of Singapore,

3 Conservatory Drive,

117376, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline; or a Bachelor’s degree with a relevant Graduate Certificate with a minimum CAP of 3.00. English Language Requirements: 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; an IELTS score of 6.0.

For international students

Applicants for the Graduate Diploma coursework programme should have the following qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in relevant disciplines such as history and area studies, and disciplinary or interdisciplinary academic programmes in the humanities and social sciences that give the major a measure of competence in historical subject matters; or Bachelor’s degree with a relevant Graduate Certificate with a minimum CAP of 3.00.

At least two years of relevant work experience.

Candidates with other qualifications and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis, subject to approval by the BGS.

Applicants whose native tongue and medium of University instruction is not English must complete the TOEFL or IELTS and obtain the results set by the particular programme. Exceptions may be allowed on an individual basis. As Graduate Diploma programmes are usually of relatively short duration, CELC’s Diagnostic English Test and the taking of English Proficiency modules are not recommended for Graduate Diploma candidates.

TOEFL or IELTS Score Report

The min TOEFL score required is as follows:

Internet-based test (iBT): Minimum score of 85 (with minimum of 22 for the writing section)

Computer-based test (CBT): Minimum score of 237

A min IELTS score of 6.0 is required.


About National University of Singapore (NUS)

Along with the highest education standards, students at NUS benefit from an excellent overall experience with excellent research facilities.

  • Ranked 11th in the world (QS World rankings 2022)
  • Excellent graduation rate of over 97 percent
  • Leading research teams using cutting-edge facilities
  • Outstanding selection of courses across 17 faculties

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