Singapore University of Social Sciences

Doctoral Research Study I

Doctoral Research Study I (RSH601)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Others

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: Graduate Studies


RSH601 Doctoral Research Study I allows students to conduct a review on selected topic(s) under the guidance of a supervisor. The topic(s) is (are) to be related to the doctoral research of the students, and determined by the student together with the supervisor. During the duration of this course, which lasts over a semester, the student and supervisor are to meet no fewer than three times. A report of no lesser than 5,000 words will be required at the end of the course. The report may take the form of a critique, literature review, essay, research design, or other forms determined by the supervisor.

Level: 6
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY REGULAR SEMESTER


  • The topics are to be aligned to the topic of the dissertation, as advised by supervisor.

Learning Outcome

  • Critique the literature on the selected topics(s)
  • Appraise the state-of-the-art on the selected topics(s)
  • Assess the value of researching on the selected topics(s)
  • Formulate research ideas and direction
  • Design the research approach
  • Compose a treatise on the selected topics(s)
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