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Master of Arts (MA) (Research) in National Institute of Education



What will I learn?

We offer higher degree studies by research leading to the degree of Master of Arts (MA) in line with the increasing emphasis on research in the areas of Humanities, Education and Physical Education.

Applicants reading the degree of MA by research will pursue an independent but supervised research in an approved field of advanced study based on which a thesis should be between 40,000 to 50,000 words must be submitted. A Master's thesis written in the Chinese language should not exceed 100,000 Chinese characters. The award of the research degree is based entirely on the work presented in the thesis.

Areas of Research:

Arts and Humanities

English Language
English Literature

  • Literature Pedagogy
  • 17th Century British Literature and 19th Century American Literature
  • Comparative Literature/Post-colonial Literature

Chinese/Malay/Tamil Language and Literature
Social Sciences
Drama and Performance


  • Sociology of Education
  • History of Education
  • Special Needs Education
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Multimedia and Information Technology
  • Curriculum and Teaching
  • School/Educational Management
  • High Ability Studies
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Management
  • Mathematics Education
  • New Literacies, Multi-Literacies and Digital Literacies
  • The Role of Disciplinarity, Interdisciplinarity and Transdisciplinarity
  • Cognitive-Developmental Psychology

Physical Education

Sports Studies

  • Exercise/Sports Psychology
  • Sociocultural Studies of Sport
  • Sports History
  • Sports Management

Sports Pedagogy

  • Curriculum Theory in Physical Education
  • Instructional Processes in Physical Education
  • Teacher Knowledge and Development in Physical Education

Which department am I in?

National Institute of Education

Study options

Full Time (Up to a maximum of 3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$19,250.00 (11,85,345) per year
This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change in the coming year
Application deadline

Expected July 2023

More details

Start date

Expected January 2024


National Institute of Education

1 Nanyang Walk,

637616, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An applicant must have completed at least a Bachelor Degree (Honors) or European/German FH Diploma or its equivalent in areas of Science/Electrical/Electronics Engineering from a university with recognized standing with at least a 2nd Class Honors or equivalent. As the Programme instruction medium is English, applicant must be able to demonstrate a satisfactory level of the language. Applicant whose native tongue or medium of instruction from previous studies (Bachelor / FH Diploma) is not English must submit at least one of the following: TOEFL score indicating a minimum of 600 for Paper based test or 100 for internet based test; IELTS: With academic IELTS result of at least 6.5.

For international students

A Bachelor's degree with honours at least at Second Class Upper level in the relevant areas and the ability to pursue research in the candidate's proposed field of advanced study.

TOEFL: Minimum score of 600 (for paper and pencil examination) or 100 (for internet-based). IELTS: Minimum score of 7.0

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


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