MSocSci (Communication)



In a relentlessly-volatile media landscape shaped by technological advances and content proliferation, media professionals must be agile to keep pace with constant change.

Today, content is king, holding court on digital platforms that reach millions of people every day. The challenge for organisations in this age is to harness the power of content and wield it strategically to communicate effectively with their stakeholders.

Offered by the NUS Department of Communications and New Media at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the NUS Master of Social Sciences (MSocSci) in Communication recognises that competency gap in the market, and is proud to be the first graduate programme to fill that void. Let us mentor you on being a leader in the digital field, and provide you with cutting-edge expertise to firmly grasp the essence of data in your communication plans.

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Why Study this Programme?

  1. First in Asia with a focus on digital communication and leadership
    The NUS MSocSci (Communication) is blazing a trail in Asia by shining the spotlight on new media and communication leadership, digital marketing, and data analytics.

  2. Acquire in-demand job skills in the industry

    The programme focuses on skills that are critical for success in communications, boasting a curriculum that examines and tackles current and emerging trends like those identified by the the Singapore Government’s SkillsFuture Skills Framework for Media.

  3. Flexible study options that fit your busy schedule
    The NUS MSocSci (Communication) is structured to accord students flexibility by allowing them to study at their own pace.

  4. Learning from senior members in the industry through mentorship

    The NUS MSocSci (Communication) possesses a mentorship programme that pairs students with leading figures from within the media industry, where they can glean insights and counsel en route to shaping their own futures.

  5. Association with IPRS (in the pipeline)

    Graduates from the NUS MSocSci (Communication) programme will be eligible for registration as an associate member with the Institute of Public Relations Singapore (IPRS).


Dr Suwichit (Sean) Chaidaroon

Academic Director

NUS MSocSci (Communication)



An advanced training in Communication is the key to success in this age of disruption where organisations and individuals are surrounded with digital media to cope with the rapidly changing economic, political, and cultural environments.


The NUS Master of Social Sciences in Communication offers a solid foundation in strategic communication, data communication, and global communication. These three areas shape our innovative curriculum and drives our ambition to empower students with cutting-edge expertise so that they can excel and blaze a trail in a landscape that is constantly changing.


Flexible learning schedules are also available to allow working professionals and international students to study supplemental online learning materials at their own pace, and meet with their instructors in a block mode.


The programme also focuses on preparing future leaders of communication industry. Students will have an option to do an internship or mentorship with industry leaders in order to prepare themselves for their future careers.


This will be an exciting time to upskill yourselves with a team of dedicated professors who have extensive research and industry experience.


I look forward to welcoming and working with you in our programme.
26 October 2020