Ph.D. On Campus


Nanyang Technological University

24 months
14544 USD/year
6790 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Nanyang Technological University's Sociology program provides research training through full-time and part-time M.A. and Ph.D. by research, designed to give you the academic training needed to pursue your interests and produce rigorous social science. 


Through the Sociology programme at Nanyang Technological University, you will form a strong theoretical foundation in Sociology, and build skills across various approaches to research, including quantitative and qualitative methods. You will also be given opportunities to teach – a sure way to ensure you are well acquainted with Sociology and gain valuable interaction with undergraduate students. 


There are also opportunities to connect with NTU’s partner universities, such as NUS and SMU, and funding opportunities for independent overseas research and conference attendance. Previous graduate students of the department have undertaken research on a wide range of topics, including online gaming, Star Wars, female labour migration, ethnic minority Koreans in China, and the politics of choral groups in Singapore.


We encourage our graduate students to collaborate in research projects with faculty members. Students have published co-authored articles in journals such as Symbolic Interaction, Asian Anthropology and the International Journal of environmental research and public health. NTU offers a range of funding opportunities and schemes for students to pursue their postgraduate work, such as the NTU Research Scholarship (RSS) and the Nanyang President's Graduate Scholarship (NPGS) for top candidates.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Classical Sociological Theory and Research
  • Contemporary Sociological Theory and Research
  • Research Methods for Social Sciences

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.


9 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Master’s degree in sociology or a closely related field from a internationally recognised university.
  • A good language proficiency score: IELTS score at least 7.0 (on all subtests); TOEFL score at least 105 – Internet Based Test Score or 580 – Paper Based Test Score. IELTS is preferred.​
  • Applicants from Singapore universities and English-speaking countries are exempted from IELTS/TOEFL.
  • It is strongly recommended for applicants to contact one of the faculty members whom they wish to work with. Applicants can discuss their proposal with the faculty member and ask for suggestions and feedback prior to submitting the application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14544 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6790 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Singapore Citizen: S$9,150
    • Singapore Permanent Resident S$12,800
    • International Student S$19,600
    • Non-Subsidised Fees S$38,850

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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