The MSc (Nursing) programme is comprised of 20 module credits (three core modules and one elective module) and a 40.000 word thesis.
The PhD programme is comprised of 28 module credits (three core modules and three elective modules) and a 80,000 word thesis.
MSc (Nursing) students are required to take coursework comprising of three core modules (worth 16 MC) and one elective module (worth 4 MC). The course work modules include core research skills, as well as research development modules. All PhD students are required to pass two additional elective modules (worth 8 MC). The modules offered by NUS Nursing are as follows:
Elective Modules offered by the NUS Nursing:
Students are also encouraged to complete elective modules offered by the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUSMed) and other faculties/research institutes/centres that are of 4 MC if prior approval is given by their supervisors. Please refer to http://medicine.verzlab.com/postgrad/current-students/curriculum-structure-and-requirements/csr-elective-modules.shtml for elective modules offered by the NUSMed.
NUSMed Graduate Timetable including cross-faculty modules offered by NUS Nursing for the current semester is are available here
Please note that timetables may be subjected to changes.
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Please refer to the Registrar’s Office website at http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/events/module-enrolment.html
Please refer to the NURSINGNet at https://share.nus.edu.sg/nursingnet/default.aspx for the Student Handbook and timetables.
To remain in good academic standing and for continuation of candidature, students have to meet the following CAP set for coursework:
MSc (Nursing): CAP should not fall below 2.5 for two consecutive semesters or 3.0 for three consecutive semesters
PhD: CAP should not fall below 3.0 for two consecutive semesters or 3.5 for three consecutive semesters
Students whose CAP does not meet the requirements as stated above will have their candidature terminated.
Students who have failed a module are required to repeat the module. Students who have passed a module (scored D or higher) are not allowed to repeat a module to improve their grades.
For any semester in which the student’s CAP falls below 3.0 (but ≥ 2.5), that student will be issued an academic warning. If, in the following semester, the student’s CAP again falls below 3.0, s/he will be placed on probation. If the student’s CAP remains below 3.0 for the third consecutive semester, the student will be issued a letter of dismissal by the Registrar and denied re-admission.
For students whose CAP falls below 2.5 for two consecutive semesters, they will be placed on probation for the first semester, followed by dismissal in the second semester.
For any semester in which the student’s CAP falls below 3.5 (but ≥ 3.0), that student will be issued an academic warning. If, in the following semester, the student’s CAP again falls below 3.5, s/he will be placed on probation. If the student’s CAP remains below 3.5 for the third consecutive semester, the student will be issued a letter of dismissal by the Registrar and denied re-admission.
For students whose CAP falls below 3.0 for two consecutive semesters, they will be placed on probation for the first semester, followed by dismissal in the second semester.
A student may also be issued a warning or placed on probation or be issued a letter of termination for poor performance in the PhD qualifying examination, research thesis, or other programme requirements.
The MSc (Nursing) degree requires:
The PhD degree requires:
The Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC) should preferably be formed within two months after the students have passed the PhD Qualifying Examination for MSc (Nursing) candidates or two months after enrolment for PhD candidates.
Members of this Committee will be appointed by the Head of Department with nominations from the Chairman of the Programme Management Committee (PMC). TAC members need not be restricted only to staff members from the NUS Nursing or the NUSMed. Staff members from other faculties within NUS may be included. The student and Supervisor can decide on who would be suitable. The TAC members should hold a PhD qualification and normally they would be either a ‘gatekeeper’ or someone the student knows is an expert in the area. They must also be domiciled in Singapore.
The examination aims to
Composition of Examination Panel
Please visit the Registrar’ Office website at http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/event/exam.html for further details.
Students to refer to information on Thesis Submission and Examination published in the Student Portal.
Open Seminar and Oral Examination
PhD candidates are required to give an open seminar where the Oral Examination Panel will assess their presentation and ability to answer questions from the audience. A suitable date for the Open seminar will be arranged for the candidates.
Instructions to Candidates
The candidate is expected to answer questions raised by the audience.
At the end of the open seminar, the candidate will meet privately with the Oral examination panel for discussion on any further questions that the Panel wishes to raise as well as any amendments to the written thesis.
Candidate who performs unsatisfactorily would be required to re-take the oral examination.
Unless approval is granted by the University, no student may concurrently be a candidate for more than one degree programme or register as a candidate of NUS and of another university or institute.
Students who wish to pursue external courses must seek the approval of their Supervisors and Head of Department before they enrol for the courses.
Students who enrol for another degree program or attend external courses without the approval of the University may be subject to disciplinary action by the School
The following information is relevant only to current NUS students and available at the Student Portal: