School of Academic/ Faculty

NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)

Course Highlight/ Description

In a relentlessly volatile media landscape shaped by technological advances and content proliferation, media professionals must be agile to keep pace with constant change.

Today, content is king, holding court on digital platforms that reach millions of people every day. The challenge for organisations in this age is to harness the power of content and wield it strategically to communicate effectively with their stakeholders.

The MSocSci (Communication) recognises that competency gap in the market, and is proud to be the first graduate programme to fill that void.

We provide mentorship to groom our students into leaders in the digital field, and equip our graduates with cutting-edge expertise to firmly grasp the essence of data in their communication plans.

Take the first step towards achieving those long-held aspirations by choosing from one of three specialisations:

- Strategic Communication Specialisation
- Data and Communication Specialisation
- Global Media Communication Specialisation

Why Study This Program?
- First in Asia with a focus on digital communication and leadership
The NUS MSocSci (Communication) is blazing a trail in Asia by shining the spotlight on new media and communication leadership, digital marketing, and data analytics.

- Acquire in-demand job skills in the industry
The program focuses on skills that are critical for success in communications, boasting a curriculum that examines and tackles current and emerging trends like those identified by the Singapore Government’s SkillsFuture Skills Framework for Media.

- Flexible study options that fit your busy schedule
The NUS MSocSci (Communication) is structured to accord students flexibility by allowing them to study at their own pace.

- Learning from senior members in the industry through mentorship
The NUS MSocSci (Communication) possesses a mentorship program that pairs students with leading figures from within the media industry, where they can glean insights and counsel en route to shaping their own futures.

- Association with IPRS (in the pipeline)
Graduates from the NUS MSocSci (Communication) program will be eligible for registration as an associate member with the Institute of Public Relations Singapore (IPRS).

Advanced training in Communication is the key to success in this age of disruption where organizations and individuals are surrounded by digital media to cope with the rapidly changing economic, political, and cultural environments.

Head over to the programme page to know more!



Course Duration

Full-time: 12 months; Part-time: 24 months

Entry Requirement

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.

Total Estimated Fee

S$35,000.00 (excluding GST) / S$37,450.00 (including GST)

Campus Branches

Kent Ridge Campus