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BA(Hons) History

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

17100 SGD
8050 SGD

Application fee

International 30 SGD
National 10 SGD
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
SAT (avg)600

About this course

The History programme aims to be one of the leading centres of historical scholarship on modern and contemporary Asia. It is a unique institution that seeks to train students to not only think critically but also to apply interdisciplinary methods to identify and address contemporary problems from historical pespectives.

The BA (Honours) programme was structured to equip students with the breadth of knowledge about major historical subjects. It further enables students to concentrate their studies on what most appeals to them as they advance in their coursework. In addition, the undergraduate programme cultivates interdisciplinarity. All of the training will culminate in the final year research project, where students showcase their capacities to conduct independent research and advance an argument persuasively.

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Eligibility Criteria

Applicants with qualifications as deemed fit by the university (based on their online application) may be required to sit for an NTU Entrance Examination before a final decision on admission can be made. 

Prerequisites for this course are:  A good grade in General Paper/English at Senior High School Level / IB Standard Level 

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Course Modules

To graduate, students must complete two categories of requirements, totalling at least 126 Academic Units (AUs):

  • Major Requirements (69 AUs)
  • General Education Requirements (GER) (57 AUs) 


Major Requirements (69 AUs) 

The requirements for a History major consist of three components:

  • History Core Courses (21 AUs)
    • HH1001 What is History?
    • HH1002 Asia-Pacific in Global History: Pre-1800
    • HH1003 Asia-Pacific in Global History: From 1800
    • HH1004 Science and Technology in Historical Perspective
    • HH2001 Singapore: The Making of a Cosmopolitan City-State
    • HH3001 Historiography: Theory and Methods
    • HH3002 Science, Technology, and Medicine in Modern East Asia
  • History Prescribed Electives (40 AUs): Students must complete 12 prescribed electives--at least EIGHT 8 at HH1000, HH2000 and HH3000 levels and at least 4 at HH4000 level. 
  • Graduation Project (FYP) OR two 4000 level courses for those who are ineligible for FYP (8 AUs) 


GER Requirements (57 AUs)

GER Core: (12 AUs)

  • Communication Skills
    • HW0103 Introduction to Critical Writing (Compulsory)
    • HW0204 Research Writing in the Social Sciences (Compulsory)
  • Absolute Basic for Careers
  • Career Power Up!
  • Singapore Studies
  • Sustainability
  • Ethnics & Academic Integrity
  • Enterprise & Innovation

GER Prescribed Electives: (15 AUs)

Students choose 5 courses from 3 categories of studies with at least 1 course in each category:

  • Liberal Arts (LA)
  • Science, Technology and Society (STS)
  • Business and Management (BM)

Free Electives: (30 AUs)

Students may fulfill the remaining AUs from any school. This choice may include the second Major, one or two Minor(s), more Economics electives or Professional Attachment.

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How to Apply

Application to undergraduate programmes is done online at home or anywhere else the student prefers. There is no hard-copy application form. The student receives a confirmation email with their application number after they have successfully submitted the application form.

The student must click on the appropriate link showing your qualification to submit an application. Only one electronic application form corresponds to your high school qualification can be submitted.

The applicant is required to submit the required supporting documents by the deadline to complete your application:

  • Passport particulars page. 
  • High school results slip/certificate/Diploma
  • Secondary school results slip or certificate
  • University academic transcripts (for current or former university student only)
  • TOEFL, SAT, IELTS or PTE Academic or ACT with Writing (if applicable)
  • International Olympiad Award Certificate (if applicable)

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