The programme leading to the MSc (International Relations) comprises:
- One core course
- Minimum five / maximum six Primary courses
- Minimum two / maximum three Elective courses
If a student is writing a dissertation, this will account for two courses.
Only students with a ‘A-‘ average TGPA (Term Grade Point Average) at the end of the first trimester (for full-time students) and ‘A-‘ average CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) at the end of second trimester (for part-time students) will be allowed to write a dissertation. Others will automatically be expected to take two extra courses.
Candidates who are on the dissertation stream are required to complete a dissertation of 10,000 words. Dissertation topics will be selected in consultation with RSIS Faculty. Writing a dissertation provides students with opportunities to further apply the theoretical knowledge and analytical skills developed in the courses taken as part of the MSc programme.
Successful completion of each MSc programme requires a candidate to have obtained a total of 27 academic units (AUs). Each course/elective is equivalent to three AUs. The dissertation is equivalent to six AUs.
MBA Elective Courses
The MBA courses are offered by the Nanyang Business School. Candidates can choose no more than two MBA elective courses.
MACC Elective Courses (Master of Arts in Contemporary China)
The MACC courses are offered by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Candidates can choose no more than two MACC elective courses.
Last updated on 05/06/2018