Master’s by Research Programmes


Programme Structure

Coursework Requirement

  • 3 courses to be taken from graduate programmes offered by the School, other Schools in NTU or NIE
  • Courses to be fulfilled by 12th month of candidature
  • Student must attain minimum CGPA of 3.00 for courses taken during candidature
  • In addition, the School may require student to take additional courses after confirmation.

Confirmation and Qualifying Exam

  • Candidate is expected to pass a qualifying exam at the end of the 12th month of candidature. Upon passing QE, the candidate will be confirmed as Masters student.
  • The qualifying exam comprises of a confirmation report to be submitted by student by the 12th month of candidature. Student is required to give a formal presentation to his review panel, which will be subjected to a Q&A from the panel. The panel will evaluate the student’s progress, research work, and recommend his confirmation of candidature.
  • Upon successful confirmation, the student’s candidature is confirmed and is expected to submit his final thesis by end of 2nd year of candidature.

Candidature Period