Doctor of Philosophy
Singapore University of Social Sciences
3 - 7 years
Earliest start date
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme aims to develop practice-oriented thought leaders for the industry or society. It caters to those who wish to conduct applied research work that addresses issues and challenges pertinent to society, industry or professional practice. While students may choose to specialise in a specific discipline, researches that adopt an interdisciplinary approach are encouraged in view of the complexity of many contemporary issues and challenges.
Unique Features of the Programme
- Focus on applied research topics that are of relevance to contemporary society, industry and professional practice.
- Encourage a multidisciplinary approach.
Candidates who wish to conduct applied research work that addresses issues and challenges pertinent to society, industry or professional practice.
Students are expected to complete 40 cu of research methodology courses and discipline-specific courses before passing the Qualifying Examination. Upon successfully completing the Qualifying Examination, the student will embark on the completion of the Dissertation. The final stage of the PhD study will be the examination of the dissertation and the Oral Defence.
For more information on the course requirement and programme structure, please refer to the diagram below:
As the PHDG programme focuses on the applied research addressing issues and challenges pertinent to society, industry or professional practice, apart from joining institutes of higher learning as faculty, graduates from this programme may also join applied research institutions, government agencies or private sectors organisations such as research firms and consultancy firms.