The Interdisciplinary Graduate Programme (IGP) at NTU seeks to tear down old barriers and drive research into areas that need a multi-disciplinary approach.
In keeping with global trends and needs, students at the Interdisciplinary Graduate Programme at NTU will concentrate on two or more disciplines, instead of one.
The establishment of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Programme is an exciting development for both NTU and Singapore. Today, fresh thinking is urgently needed to mitigate many global challenges, not least in environmental sustainability, the creation of viable alternative energy solutions, future healthcare, new media and many other wide-ranging and complex issues.
The Interdisciplinary Graduate Programme is expected to integrate innovative and interdisciplinary thinking across the university, and strengthen NTU's role as a vital player in catalysing the development of breakthrough ideas and technologies out of the university and into the world.
Interdisciplinary PhD research combining scientific excellence and
The Interdisciplinary Graduate Programme will seek to leverage
thinking from across academic disciplines in its approach to PhD research.
The PhD students at the Interdisciplinary Graduate Programme will
be required to complete two out of their six graduate courses in a second
discipline, as compared to a regular PhD student that does all six courses in
the core discipline. In addition to taking courses beyond one core discipline,
the Graduate Programme’s PhD students can choose to complete one year of
academic research in top universities overseas.
In today’s increasingly complex world, problems are often
multifaceted. To effectively address these challenges, it calls upon reflective
and multidimensional insights into various disciplines. Spurring innovative
ideas and paramount discoveries, IGP aims to transform the world today
while shaping tomorrow.
IGP champions research that is interdisciplinary and
multidisciplinary in nature. It features research that spans from
humanities to science and technology. Much unlike conventional discipline-based
programmes, IGP provides a broad yet tightly interrelated learning
At IGP, opportunities for meaningful research abound. Beyond a
choice of the centres and institutes under Sustainable Earth, New Media and
Future Healthcare, an intensive seminar culture with ample interaction
opportunities characterises the research journey at IGP. Fuelling the research
passion of our students, IGP adopts the same best practices as that of
leading overseas institutions.
Supported by a team of experienced professors lauded as top
international researchers in their respective fields, the IGP environment
is one of dynamism and intellectual stimulation. The opportunity to work
alongside some of the brightest in the industry makes IGP the preferred
ground for interdisciplinary research.
Empowered to cross the boundaries between disciplines,
IGP candidates can look forward to more possibilities for breakthroughs as
they undertake cross-disciplinary research and graduate studies from different
schools and colleges in NTU. Solid academic progression aside, interdisciplinary
research opens doors to wider career opportunities in various strategic and
emerging fields that are vital in our global world.
Scholarships may be available for high quality candidates.
Research projects for the August AY2021/22 intake will be released in mid November 2020.