Master of Arts (Humanities Education)

  • This programme will be open for the January 2018 Intake with application period from 22 May - 10 July 2017. Click here for more information on the application for admission to Higher Degree programmes for the January 2018 Intake.

  • This is a programme which can support teachers who may need to respond with cross-disciplinary perspectives in the disciplines of history, geography as well as in social studies. The goal is to help the programme students develop a critical understanding of social studies, history and geography with a strong grounding in the philosophies that have guided both scholarship and the development of each of the relevant disciplines and how these can be applied to studies of the social issues of our time.

    While the programme is designed for those who have relevant background knowledge in one or more of the following disciplines and school courses such as geography, history and social studies, it is tailored for candidates wishing to broaden their multi-disciplinary perspectives on the development of our societies in space and time.

    • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), or equivalent, in a relevant discipline, or
    • Bachelor of Arts, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline, and at least two years of professional working experience

    For international applicants, more information on the entry requirements can be found here.

  • The candidature period is as follows:



    1 year


    3 years



    2 years


    4 years

  • Our tuition fees are subject to revision on a yearly basis. More details can be found here.

  • There are generally two intakes a year (January and August). You are advised to visit the website and look out for NIE’s announcements in May/June and November/December to confirm if the programme will be open for application at any particular intake.

    Applications may be made online.

    More information on required documents for application can be found here.

    For graduate teachers from the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore seeking PDCM-Master’s Degree sponsorship, please note that only the part-time option is applicable for this programme. More details can be found here.

  • To view, please click here.

  • You may apply for a scholarship through the Tan Kah Kee Postgraduate Scholarship (TKKPS) and the Tan Ean Kiam Postgraduate Scholarhips in the Humanities (TEKPS), subject to their eligibility criteria and approval. For more information, please click here.

  • Hear from our students

    Master of Arts (Humanities Education) experience by Tharuka Prematillake Thibbotuwawa

    Transforming Humanities Education

    GPL Video

    Sharing Session at NIE Postgraduate Fair 2016

    Higher Degrees in Geography, History and Social Studies

    For more videos taken at NIE Postgraduate Fair 2016, please click here.

    NIE - the place to be for your learning journey

  • “I have learnt to think more deeply and critically about social studies education through up-to-date pedagogy courses that cut across various disciplines in the Humanities. I have become a more self-reflective practitioner in my own teaching and learning.”  

    Tan Lim Bee Kee, 
    Senior Teacher, Dunman High School

    “This has been a fantastic experience for me. I have benefited both professionally and personally. Not only have I learnt skills and acquired knowledge that I can apply in my teaching, I have also established strong networks with my peers both within and outside of the teaching profession.”

    Bernissa Chia 
    MOE Postgraduate Scholar

    “The programme has provided me with a myriad of new experiences. It was challenging as well as rewarding. The multi-disciplinary approach of the courses has enabled me to examine contemporary social issues and challenges critically and from multiple perspectives. This is my greatest takeaway.”

    Tan Wan Ting 
    Former Teacher, Class of 2012

    • E-mail:
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    • E-mail:
      (for administrative matters related to programme matters such as time-table, study plans)

    • Programme Leader: Dr Wu Bing Sheng
      (for specific academic enquiries related to the programme such as curriculum requirements)