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National University of Singapore

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MSocSci (Communication) - Strategic Communication

A message can be powerful, moving and impactful—but only if the messaging is on point, wrapped in a tonality that engages people but does not put them off, and the delivery precise.

That concept is easier said than done, as seen in the many public relations (PR) crises that plague companies worldwide even though their intentions were pure.

The Strategic Communication specialisation track of the National University of Singapore (NUS) Master of Social Sciences in Communication (MSocSci (Communication)) programme will examine the concept of communication itself, and cutting-edge methods and concepts to manage crisis communications and improve relations and reputations through digital marketing channels.

This specialisation track is suitable for leaders and executives who are in corporate communications, public relations, and practitioners from all industries.


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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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