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National University of Singapore

Singapore , Singapore ,Singapore

MSocSci (Communication) - Global Media Communication Specialisation

Communication across transnational social and political boundaries can be challenging due to different cultures and laws. When messages have to be pushed out to different geographical markets, one size does not fit all.

The Global Media Communication specialization track of the National University of Singapore (NUS) Master of Social Sciences in Communication (MSocSci (Communication)) program will delve into the social and political sensitivities behind the media and digital space in Singapore, Asia, and beyond.

On this track, students will get an Asian perspective, learning about the region's historical communicative contexts, while maintaining an innovative, global outlook to prepare them for the world stage. They will examine cutting-edge methods and concepts which can be adapted to facilitate such flows, especially within a global media and communication industries framework.

This specialization track will be suitable for leaders and executives who are working with/in global media businesses and industries connected to the Asian market.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

International students are allowed to work not more than 16 hours per week.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Admission to the NUS MSocSci (Communication) programme is granted on a competitive basis as places in the programme are limited. Applicants should possess the following minimum requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree (preferably with Honours: Merit/Second Class and above) in a related discipline, or equivalent (e.g. a four-year Bachelor’s degree with at least an average grade of B or equivalent)
Note: Candidates with academic qualifications other than the above may be considered on a case-by-case basis, subject to approval by the Board of Graduate Studies
For holders of undergraduate qualifications other than a Bachelor's Degree with Honours (see above), two years of relevant industry experience
English Language
Applicants whose native tongue and medium of university instruction is not completely in English:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum score of 100 (Internet-based) with minimum score of 22 for the writing section, or
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum Academic score of 7.0 and minimum score of 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.
Note: TOEFL / IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date and should not have expired at point of application. Expired scores will not be considered for the application.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an admission interview (telephone interviews or video conferencing interviews for overseas applicants).
An overall evaluation of candidate profiles will be considered for admission.

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 35000 SGD
    Annual Cost of Living: 10400 SGD
    Application Fee: 100 SGD
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