Master of Science (MSc) (Research)(Full-Time & Part-Time)

Provided by National Institute of Education (NIE), an institute of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore

Course introduction


We offer higher degree studies by research leading to the degree of Master of Science (MSc) in line with the increasing emphasis on research in the areas of Sciences and Physical Education.
Applicants reading the degree of MSc 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.


Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Areas of Research


  • Biological Sciences
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Agrotechnology
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Science
  • Natural Products Chemistry
  • Polymer and Surfactant Chemistry
  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
  • Materials Science
  • Plasma Radiation and Microlithography
  • RF Plasmas and Materials
  • Laser-materials Interactive
  • Laser-based Biophysics
  • Computational Science
  • Analysis
  • Algebra
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Statistics
Physical Education
  • Sport Sciences
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Motor Learning
  • Biomechanics

Entry Requirements

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.
Shortlisted applicants will undergo an interview session as part of the selection process.
Local applicants whose first degree is from a foreign university may be asked to provide a GRE score on a case-by-case basis. For international applicants, more information on the entry requirements can be found here. :

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

The degree of Master of Science by research is offered on both full-time and part-time basis. The candidature periods are as follows:

Full-time Up to a maximum of 3 years
Part-time Up to a maximum of 4 years

Fees & Funding

Our tuition fees are subject to revision on a yearly basis. More details can be found here. :