Graduate Programmes

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Graduate Programmes



Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science students enrolled in graduate programmes by research may be admitted on a full-time or part-time basis. Research scholarships are available to outstanding full-time candidates. Students are required to participate in research and fullfill course work requirements.

Ph.D. Programme

Since 2005, more than 166 Ph.D. students have graduated from the School of Biological Sciences. Promising scholars and researchers with interest in biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, stem cells, cancer, immunology, chemical biology, structural biology, infectious disease, microbiology, neuroscience, gene regulation are encouraged to apply. Prestigious scholarships will be awarded to successful applicants. Ph.D. students are required to complete 4 courses within the entire cadidature period. The final requirements include the submission of a PhD dissertation and an oral examination. Application period is open in January and July.

To find out more on how to apply, please visit the below link.

http://www.sbs.ntu.edu.sg/prospective/graduate/Pages/ApplyforGraduateStudy.aspx
Graduate Course Offered in Semester 1

 

Course

Course Title

Subject Coordinator

BS7002

Foundational Course in Information Biology

Konstantin Pervushin

BS7003

Graduate Seminar Course

Koh Cheng Gee

BS7006

Practical Course in Protein Crystallography

Julien Lescar

BS7007

Practical Course in Solution X-ray Scattering

Gerhard Gruber

BS7008

​Practical Course in Microarray Based Functional Genomics

​​Zbynek Bozdech

BS7012

​Graduate Advanced Experimental Biology (GAEB) Workshop (Series 1) – Methods in Histology

​​​Andrew Tan

BS7408 Current topics in immunology Su I-Hsin

​HWG702*

Small Group Teaching

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HWG703 *

Graduate English

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*Both HWG703 and HWG702 are compulsory for all full-time PhD students.HWG703 may be exempted if you meet the exemption criteria. Students must pass both HWG702 and HWG703 before PhD Confirmation / Qualifying Exam (QE) in order to receive the Research Scholarship Stipend increment. Students who are exempted for HWG703 are required to take and pass HWG702.

Graduate Course Offered in Semester 2

Course

Course Title

Subject Coordinator

BS7001

Foundational Course in Molecular & Cell Biology

Lu Lei

BS7005

Practical Course in Mulitdimensional NMR spectroscopy

Konstantin Pervushin

​BS7010  ​Practical Course in Electron Microscopy and image processing of macromolecular complexes Shashi Bhushan

​BS7011

​Practical Course in Immunology

​​​Christiane Ruedl

BS7013

Skin Biology: Theory and Practice

Gao Yonggui

BS7016

Bioentrepreneurship

Sten Albert Ohlson

BS7107 Computational Biology and modeling Mu Yuguang

BS7414

Practical Course in Advanced Microscopy

Li Hoi Yeung

HWG702*

Small Group Teaching

 

HWG703 *

Graduate English

 

*Both HWG703 and HWG702 are compulsory for all full-time PhD students.HWG703 may be exempted if you meet the exemption criteria. Students must pass both HWG702 and HWG703 before PhD Confirmation / Qualifying Exam (QE) in order to receive the Research Scholarship Stipend increment. Students who are exempted for HWG703 are required to take and pass HWG702.

M.Sc. Programme

We offer M.Sc. by research. The students are required to fulfill course work requriement and conduct original research leading to a M.Sc. dissertation.

Transferrable Skills Programme 

Apart from research and intellectural skills, interpersonal skills, communication skills and other professional skills and attributes are also integral to post-graduate training. 

The Transferable Skills Programme aims to impart our students skills that are relevant to both research and to career beyond their stint at NTU. Courses in this programme are offered to all graduate students from the College of Science(CoS). This programme is compulsory to all PhD students enrolled in/after August 2015.

Components and Requirements of the Transferrable Skills Programme 

 

SBS Graduate Students  Transferrable Skills Requirement ​​
Full-time PhD students admitted in Aug'15 and Jan'16  ​3 Core Modules  Minimum 4 Electives ​
​Full-time PhD students admitted in 
Aug'16 and onwards 
4 Core Modules 
(including information literacy programme by NTU Library)
​Minimum 3 Electives 
​Part-time PhD students admitted in Aug'16 and onwards Required to take the information literacy program by NTU Library ​
​Full-time and Part-time MSc students admitted in Aug'16 and onwards  ​Required to take information literacy programme by NTU Library 
 

 

Joint Ph.D. Programme at SBS

The School of Biological Sciences is proud to offer four Joint PhD Programmes in the aresa of Biomedical Sciences, Neuroscience, Immunology and Chemical Biology with partner institutions of Karoliska Institute (Sweden), University of Warwick (UK), Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) and University of Konstanz (Germany).


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