Master’s by Research Programmes


Programme Structure

Coursework Requirement

  • 4 courses to be taken from graduate programmes offered by the School, other Schools in NTU or NIE
  • 3 Courses to be fulfilled by 12th month of candidature. • Students must attain minimum CGPA of 3.00 during candidature

Other Mandatory Courses

  • HWG703 Graduate English (unless exempted)

Qualifying Examination

  • Masters students are expected to pass qualifying exam (QE) at the end of 12th month of their candidature.
  • The qualifying exam comprises of submitting a confirmation report and giving a formal presentation to the review panel. The presentation is subject to a Q&A from the panel. The panel will evaluate the student’s progress, research work, and recommend his confirmation of candidature.

Thesis Examination

  • Masters students are required to submit the final thesis by the end of 2nd year of candidature.


Candidates may apply either for full-time or part-time. To be awarded the degree, students will need to complete their programme requirement within their candidature period.