Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
A research programme leads to a Masters or a Doctoral degree. It includes an element of coursework in the same or related fields to provide a graduate-level foundation and prepare the student for research. To cultivate a strong research culture among our graduate students, the required coursework includes a “graduate research seminar” module in which faculty members, graduate students and visitors present current research. With the appropriate foundation, students proceed to do research, study and experimental work, which culminates in the submission of a thesis.
Most of our coursework programmes lead to the Masters degree. There is only one Graduate Diploma Programme. Coursework programmes are meant to provide further specialist education beyond the undergraduate level for professional development. Coursework students take modules which involve formal classes and seminars. Some coursework programmes require students to undertake a project or practicum.
The following table shows the list of Departments/Programmes which offer the research and/or coursework programmes:
Apart from the single-degree research and coursework programmes, there are currently collaborations with a few other universities to provide joint/double-degree graduate programmes where students also get to study with our overseas partner universities.
The current degrees available are:
The Faculty is working on more collaborations to expand the learning experiences for our students.