Our students produce a wide variety of interesting work on an eclectic range of salient and timely topics relating to media, communications and the social aspects of technology. One of the key projects of CNM students is the honours thesis where students develop their own research questions, conduct independent fieldwork and analyse their data under close guidance from their supervisors. In other CNM modules, students also undertake other research projects such as product proposals and business plans.

Honours Theses from previous batches of students is listed here.


Criteria for NM4401 Honours Thesis

NM4401 Honours Thesis (15 MCs) is optional. The Honours Thesis/Project is not compulsory for the Honours Degree. Students who do not read the Honours Thesis/Project can read with the Independent Studies Module (ISM) or other level-4000 modules in their respective majors.

The criteria for reading NM4401 are as follows:

  1. Students must be on the Honours track and have completed 110 MCs, including 44 MCs in the major, with a minimum CAP of 3.50 and SJAP of 4.00. Students may seek a waiver of the SJAP pre-requisite from the department if they have a minimum CAP of 4.25 after completing 110 MCs;
  2. Read and pass NM4102
  3. Must not have read NM4660 Independent Study Module

Project selection:
Students may select a topic by examining the research interests of our faculty. Alternatively, students may formulate their own projects and locate a supervisor.

Each thesis submission is assessed by two academic staff. Please note the following submission requirements:

  • Thesis should be printed double-sided;
  • Two ring-bound copies of the thesis should be produced;
  • A digital version (PDF) of the thesis should be submitted to the LumiNUS submission folder.

Non-compliance to any of the above requirements will result in an automatic 5-point deduction. More information is available in the Honours Thesis Guidelines attached below.


Guidelines and Forms

Please view the Honours Year Guidebook below for more information on the Honours Thesis. It also includes the HT Application Form and HT Proposal Form.

Honours Year Guidebook
DERC Requirements
Honours Thesis Evaluation Criteria
Ethical Review Guidelines


Deadlines for students applying for Honours Thesis

Week 2 (Friday, 12pm) of semester before submisson Submission of Honours Thesis Application to CNM General Office
Week 8 (Friday, 12pm) of semester before submisson Submission of Honours Thesis Proposal Form to CNM General Office
Note: Students submitting at the end of Semester 2 are to submit their application on Week 2 of Semester 1.  
The relevant forms will be e-mailed to all Year 4 students before the start of the semester. This web-page will soon be updated with the latest versions of the forms.  


Deadlines for students allocated NM4401

Week 8 (Friday, 12pm) Deadline to inform department of any changes in Honours Thesis title/topic between the original research proposal and the revised final research
Week 12 (Friday, 12pm) Submission of 2 ring-bound copies of Honours Thesis to CNM General Office, and softcopy PDF document to LumiNUS Workbin