Applications Open: 01 May 2023
Applications Close: 15 October 2023
Next Available Intake: January 2024
Programme Type: Graduate
Fees: View More Details on Fees
Area of Interest: Humanities & Social Sciences
School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences
The Master of Applied Research in Social Sciences (MRESS) programme offers a master's degree by research and is primarily designed for social science graduates who are interested in upgrading their qualifications, knowledge and skills.
The MRESS programme leverages on the research expertise of the faculty in the School of Humanities and Behavioural Sciences, and draws from and integrates across the various social science disciplines. This enables students to adopt a broader perspective to social issues. Students can opt to focus on applied issues in social sciences or in positive psychology and well-being, while learning to translate their research skills and knowledge into applicable outputs and projects with real impact.
Refer to general admission criteria for graduate programmes.
As part of the application process, interested applicants are also required to submit a proposed topic or area of research (of about 500 words) stating the following:
This programme is open to Singapore citizens and permanent residents, as well as international students.
The University offers course fee concession for selected graduate programmes. Please click here for more details.
SUSS offers a number of sponsorships in recognition of excellent academic achievements, leadership qualities and special talents and contributions to new and continuing students. Please click here for more detail.
Students from the programme are required to complete 60 credit units (cu) to graduate. The MRESS curriculum consists of four courses (20 cu) and a research thesis (40 cu). The four courses include two compulsory core courses and two seminar courses (to be chosen from a basket of three electives).
There are courses which are eligible for SkillsFuture funding if taken via the CET/modular pathway. These courses can be recognised for credit when applying for admission to the MRESS programme.
For information about SkillsFuture funding for these courses, please click here.For more information about graduate modular courses, please click here.
(Choose any 2 of the 3 electives, but at least one elective must be a RSS course - RSS551 or RSS553)
With its emphasis on using social science knowledge and developing or applying research to address evolving societal issues, the MRESS programme is suitable for those who:
The MRESS programme is intended for graduates who seek to gain research experience in the social sciences. The programme equips them with the advanced research and analytical skills needed to conduct high-quality research independently, enabling them to acquire the requisite research experience for a research-oriented career, a doctoral programme, or an academic career.
*Please select at least 1 field