Through the Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning (GPL), the National Institute of Education, Singapore, offers high quality and rigorous higher degree programmes that will challenge your thinking, develop your skills and boost your career prospects. With a long tradition of innovation in teacher education, our masters and doctoral programmes have contributed to the academic and professional development of thousands of educators in Singapore. We are also seeing an increasing number of other professionals and international students joining our alumni each year. Currently, there are about 2,000 graduate students pursuing a higher degree through coursework or research at NIE.

The Higher Degrees section of GPL manages all higher degree programmes by coursework as well as research that are delivered by the various Academic Groups. The three categories of higher degree programmes offered at NIE are:

In line with SkillsFuture Singapore's (SSG) initiative, we also offer modular graduate courses that can be taken as standalone courses that are stackable towards a postgraduate micro-credential, the NTU MiniMasters. Individuals also have the option of progressing to a Master's progamme upon completion of these courses. More information can be found here.

In addition, the Graduate Research and Academic Development (GRAD) centre is set up to help higher degree students develop their research and academic skills, which include writing, statistical analysis, oral presentation, literature search and other areas of graduate learning. For more information about the activities organised by the GRAD centre, please click here.

Associate Dean,
Higher Degrees


Associate Professor
Tan Seng Chee


Associate Dean,
Higher Degrees &
Strategic Partnerships


Associate Professor
Mary Anne Heng