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Joint PhDs offered by NUS and University of Edinburgh

28 April 2011

MOU SIGNING: (From left) Prof Dorothy Miell (Vice Principal and Head of the College of Humanities and Social Science, University of Edinburgh) with Prof Brenda Yeoh (Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NUS)

The NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) recently with the University of Edinburgh to offer a joint PhD programme, under which graduate students can pursue a PhD in any of the subjects offered by FASS and College of Humanities and Social Science, Edinburgh. The programme will allow students from both universities the opportunity to spend time at each other's campus, undertaking research activities and interacting with the faculty members there.

Supervision of the candidate's thesis will be provided by a joint committee comprising faculty members from both institutions who are experts in the candidate's field. Similar to the general Student Exchange Programmes, students in this scheme only need to pay the fees of their home institution.

FASS and Edinburgh University's College of Humanities and Social Science share a number of research interests, including Science, Technology and Society (or Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, as it is known in Edinburgh) which will likely be the first topic in the exchange scheme. Other research areas of mutual interest to Edinburgh and NUS include migration, Southeast Asian and South Asian studies, development studies, cities, environment studies and others.

For more information on the NUS-Edinburgh Joint PhD programme, please click here.

By Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences