Nanyang Technological University


The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) is a leading research and graduate teaching institution in strategic and international affairs in Asia. Originally established as the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (IDSS) in July 1996, it was renamed as the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies on 1 January 2007.

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S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Block S4, Level B4
Nanyang Avenue
Singapore, 639798

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Fields of Specialization

RSIS offers four one-year Master of Science (MSc) programs, namely:

  • MSc (Asian Studies)
  • MSc (International Political Economy)
  • MSc (International Relations)
  • MSc (Strategic Studies)

    Prospective students can also enroll in our double degree program with Warwick University - the NTU-Warwick Double Masters Program - and spend their first year studying at Warwick University before joining RSIS for the second year of their studies. In addition to masters programs, RSIS also offers a PhD program with specializations in Strategic Studies, International Relations and International Political Economy.

    Core Courses

    RSIS masters students must undertake a mix of core, primary and elective courses in order to complete their degree. They can also opt to write a dissertation, which accounts for two primary courses.

    Additionally, students have the opportunity to enroll in a wide range of professional skills workshops (including media interviews, presentation skills, negotiation skills or crisis communication), Asian language classes (such as Japanese, Korean, Chinese or Bahasa Indonesia) and career development workshops (such as interview skills or resume writing).

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