MA (Research) and PhD  

Graduation Requirements


Master of Arts in History (by research)

The maximum period of candidature for students is 36 months for MA and students must spend a minimum of six (6) months in Singapore.

Students are required to complete the following:
• HY6101 Historiography: Theory & Archive;
• HY6770 Graduate Research Seminar; and
• 2 other modules

At least 75% of the total modular credits (MCs) requirements must be at level 5000 or 6000. Up to 25% of the total MCs requirements may be at level 4000, subject to the approval of the department. The coursework requirements includes HY6770 Graduate Research Seminar that will be graded on a “satisfactory”/”unsatisfactory” basis.


Doctor of Philosophy in History

The maximum period of candidature for students is 60 months for MA and students must spend a minimum of eighteen (18) months in Singapore.

Students are required to complete the following:
• HY6101 Historiography: Theory & Archive;
• HY6770 Graduate Research Seminar;
• 4 other modules;
• Pass all components of Qualifying Exam (QE);
• A thesis of not more than 80,000 words; and
• Oral examination on the subject matter of the thesis after submission of thesis.

At least 75% of the total modular credits (MCs) requirements must be at level 5000 or 6000. Students are to read no more than 1 level 4000 module, subject to the approval of the department. The coursework requirements includes HY6770 Graduate Research Seminar that will be graded on a “satisfactory”/”unsatisfactory” basis.