Message from the Dean
The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) is a Graduate School of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), offering an international education with diversity and a Singapore perspective.
The one-year RSIS Master of Science (MSc) Programmes specialising in Asian Studies, International Political Economy, International Relations and Strategic Studies, as well as the two-year NTU-Warwick Double Masters Programme, provide a rigorous professional education in international affairs with a strong practical emphasis. The MSc Programmes prepare RSIS graduates for careers in an extensive range of fields. These include political risk consulting, management consulting, public relations, journalism, foreign affairs, security, investment banking, international development, technology, financial crime, risk and research amongst others.
In addition, the RSIS PhD Programme has students researching on topics ranging from technology in international relations to political communication to infrastructure investment in Indonesia.
The think tank role of RSIS, with the gathering of experts at the conferences, workshops and seminars organised by RSIS, gives our students the unique opportunity to actively participate in research and networking activities as well as to be taught by faculty who are involved in policy-relevant research.
Since the establishment of the first MSc Programme in Strategic Studies in 1998, RSIS has had exceptional local and international students from diverse backgrounds and professions. The MSc Programmes offered have grown to include MSc in International Relations in 2002, International Political Economy in 2004, and Asian Studies in 2008. In 2010, we introduced the two-year NTU-Warwick Double Master’s Programme. Over the years, student numbers have grown from a small class of 10 to more than 200 students from 30 countries in the academic years.
The alumni network of the RSIS Alumni Association has grown to more than 2,000 alumni from about 70 countries.
To quote our founding director, the late Mr S R Nathan, we aim to “nurture a core of knowledgeable scholars engaged in the continuous study of questions of strategic interest to Singapore and the region around us”.
Joining the RSIS MSc Programme will open the windows to studying international relations and related subjects in action right here in the region.
Professor Kumar Ramakrishna
Professor of National Security Studies; and Provost’s Chair in National Security Studies
Dean of S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies; and Research Adviser to International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research
Last updated on 15/03/2023