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What will I learn?

The research degree provides students training in a particular subject area through independent investigation, study and experimental work, culminating in the submission of a thesis on the research undertaken. A supervisor or supervisors will be appointed for each candidate. They are required to attend appropriate lectures and sit for written examinations.

The Department has an excellent graduate program leading to M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees by research. It has a strong research culture and aspires to strengthen it further. The infrastructure and research facilities along with research interests in the three main focus areas including Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology; Ecology, Biodiversity and Environmental Biology; and Biophysical Sciences, Computational and Structural Biology. Our graduate students have the opportunity to develop sound knowledge in life sciences and learn cutting edge techniques in several of our state-of-the-art facilities.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$20,350.00 (11,31,813) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

Faculty of Science

Block S16, Level 9,

6 Science Drive 2,

117546, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require a Bachelor’s degree with honours or equivalent, in a relevant discipline; or a Bachelor’s degree with a relevant Graduate Diploma/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

Interested applicants should possess the following:

  • A good relevant Bachelor and/or Master degree
  • NUS graduates should have at least a 2nd Upper Honours
  • The ability to pursue research in the candidate's proposed field of advanced study.

English Language Requirements: Minimum 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. IELTS result of 6.0 is required.

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