The department offers a PhD programme, on a full-time and part-time basis. International students on a student's pass can pursue their studies on a full-time basis only. The maximum period of candidature for both full-time and part-time candidates in the PhD programme is 60 months. 

All graduate students are required to take the following research modules:

NM6101 - Advanced Theories in Communications & New Media

NM6102 - Research Methods in Communications & New Media

NM6770 - Graduate Research Seminar 

Students may be required to take additional modules as required by their advisor.

Application Information

Applicants should submit a completed graduate application form along with their undergraduate and graduate transcripts, TOEFL report (native English speakers can apply for a waiver) and two recommendation letters. A well-written research proposal is very important for the review process. Scholarships are available to only qualified candidates. There are two intakes per academic year - one in Semester I (August) and the other in Semester II (January). Click here for the application deadline.

Applications received after the deadlines will be considered for the next intake.

Applications should as far as possible, be accompanied by a Research Proposal of approximately 1000 words. It should indicate the proposed area and topic of research, indicating knowledge of work done in that field, intended methodology, and a brief bibliography.

*Disclaimer on Admission: The University has not engaged any external agencies to undertake graduate student recruitment on its behalf and it reserves the right to reject, without giving reasons, applications submitted through any external agencies.

Scholarships/Tuition Fees

Research scholarships and tuition fee waivers are awarded on the basis of merit to the top applicants. Related information as set by the university can be found here.

Graduate Advisors & Enquiries

Those interested in pursuing graduate studies at CNM can write to: 

Graduate Studies/Research Enquiries

cnmbox1@nus.edu.sg

6516 4671


View graduate brochure here