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What will I learn?

The Master of Education programme is primarily designed for educators working in Singapore schools and the Ministry of Education (see additional notes below). University graduates with a background in education and wishing to advance your knowledge and skills in education are also welcome to apply.

The programme offers the degree in the following 17 areas of specialisation:

  • Art
  • Chinese Language
  • Curriculum and Teaching
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Drama
  • Early Childhood
  • Educational Assessment
  • English
  • High Ability Studies
  • Learning Sciences and Technologies
  • Malay Language
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Primary
  • Science
  • Special Education
  • Tamil Language

These specialisations allow you to choose the area that best fits your interest as well as your career path, whether that path is towards the Master Teacher track, Specialist track or a general desire to update your knowledge and skills.


There are two options within this programme. You are required to either:

  • Complete 6 courses plus a dissertation (Dissertation option), or
  • Complete 7 courses (Coursework only option)

Which department am I in?

National Institute of Education

Study options

Full Time (Minimum 1 year; Maximum 2 years)

Tuition fees
SG$38,300.00 (21,62,620) per year
This fee is for International Student (inclusive of GST)
Start date

Expected August 2022


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 good Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university

A teaching qualification such as the Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education, Singapore or

at least ONE year of relevant working experience in education.

TOEFL - Minimum score of 580 (for paper and pencil examination) or 92 (for internet-based); IELTS - Minimum score of 6.5

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


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