Brief Programme Requirements

Duration of Candidature

The Master of Psychology (Clinical) programme is offered only on a full-time basis. The rest of the coursework programmes are available on both full-time and part-time basis. Only those resident in Singapore are eligible for part-time study.

The candidature periods are as follows:

Coursework Programme

Maximum Candidature

Full-Time Study

Part-Time Study

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Four years


Master of Science (Applied Geographic Information Systems)

Two years

Three years

Other Masters Programmes

Three years

Four years

Graduate Diploma in Social Work

Two years

Three years

Curricular Requirement

Successful applicants may be required to take the Diagnostic English Test. They will be placed on a graduate English module or be exempted from the module, depending on their performance in the proficiency test. A Masters student is required to achieve an intermediate level of proficiency (at least grade C) in the English modules.

Continuation Requirement

To continue in a Masters programme, students must note the following:

  •  Where a module is required for the graduate candidature and the minimum grade is not met, a student may repeat:
    • the same module (core or elective) only once. The improved grade point of the repeat/replaced module will replace the weaker one in the CAP (Cumulative Average Point) computation in the semester in which the successful attempt is made; and
    • one‐third of the curricular requirements not exceeding three modules, whichever is lower; and
  • The CAP must not be below 3.0 (but ≥ 2.5) for three consecutive semesters or below 2.5 for two consecutive semesters.

For any semester in which the student's CAP falls below 3.0 (but ≥ 2.5), that student will be issued an academic warning. If, in the following semester, the student's CAP again falls below 3.0, he/she will be placed on probation. If the student's CAP remains below 3.0 for the third consecutive semester, the student will be issued a letter of dismissal and denied re-admission.

For students whose CAP fall below 2.5 for two consecutive semesters, they will be placed on probation for the first semester, followed by dismissal in the second semester.

All students of the Master of Psychology (Clinical) programme are also required to pass every NUS module with at least a B- grade. Students who fail to achieve this will have to retake such modules and bear the full tuition costs while they repeat the modules for which they did not attain a minimum satisfactory (B-) grade. Students who do not attain the minimum grade will only be allowed to repeat the module once. In addition, students who receive unsatisfactory grades for the same clinical placement twice, will be discontinued from the programme regardless of CAP.

Graduation Requirement

A candidate will be recommended for award of degree once he/she has met the requirements stated above. A candidate may read more than the minimum necessary modules (comprising all required modules within the curricular requirements and in the subject/related disciplines). Generally, only the grades for the minimum necessary modules shall be considered in assessing whether the student has met the degree requirement.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Dean's Office, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences National University of Singapore

  • Add: The Shaw Foundation Building, Block AS7, Level 5
  • 5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570
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