Ph.D. On Campus


Nanyang Technological University

24 months
14326 USD/year
6698 USD/year
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Sociology at Nanyang Technological University offers a strategic balance between research opportunities and academic training aimed at providing the necessary rigor for students to develop their own niche research interests and expertise. 


Sociology at Nanyang Technological University has a vibrant intellectual, research, and interdisciplinary environment. Graduate students are actively engaged in high profile research projects with faculty members and research clusters. Additionally, the programme offers a wide range of comprehensive funding opportunities and schemes for students to pursue their postgraduate work in a highly supportive and nurturing research environment in a world-class university.   

Key facts:

Students are expected to develop a substantive competency in the fundamental areas of Sociology, as well as a deep proficiency in core areas of research interests across different research methodologies. Furthermore, students will gain exposure to teaching specialised Sociology and related modules. Exciting opportunities are also available for students to connect with NTU’s partner universities through our Summer/Winter programme as well as exchange and independent overseas research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Classical Sociological Theory and Research; 
  •  Contemporary Sociological Theory and Research; 
  •  Theory and Method in Social Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Deadline: 15th November for the Nanyang Research Scholarship (RSS) (same portal for self-financing students), and 30th November for the Nanyang President's Graduate Scholarship (NPGS). 
  • All applications recevied after 30 November will be processed for the January intake instead.


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On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  •   A good Master’s degree in sociology or a closely related field from a recognised university.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14326 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14326 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6698 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6698 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Singapore Citizen: S$9,000
  •  Singapore Permanent Resident S$12,600 
  •  International Student S$19,250 
  •  NonSubsidised Fees S$35,850

Living costs for Singapore

1878 - 3880 SGD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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