Strategic Studies, M.Sc. | Nanyang Technological University | Singapore, Singapore
12 months
10074 USD/year
6704 USD/year
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Strategic Studies at Nanyang Technological University  has a sharp focus—the role of military power—but to understand the dimensions of strategy, it is necessary to know something about politics, international relations, history, economics, psychology, sociology and geography, as well as technology, logistics, force structure and tactics.


Strategic Studies at Nanyang Technological University  is designed to help students better comprehend the application of military power, as well as the coordination and direction of different resources to achieve political outcomes. It aims to develop broadly educated, politically sensitive, defence and security practitioners as well as defence and security sensitive civilians who have the following skill sets:

  • A nuanced understanding of the pressing national, transnational and regional strategic challenges and issues in the Indo-Pacific;
  • A systematic understanding of the security interactions between states and non-state actors in an increasingly globalised world; and
  • The critical thinking skills essential for the crafting of the national security policies and defence strategies, as well as private sector security policies.


Today, the security of state and non-state actors is increasingly complicated. Core security issues—focusing on the security of the state from the application of power by hostile actors—remains fundamental; however, the threats to states are today more diverse and take numerous forms. In addition, so-called non-traditional security issues—catastrophic climate change, resource scarcity, infectious diseases, to name but three—are gaining in importance in the security calculus of public and private actors. The core security mechanisms—the military and national security forces of the state—remain salient, but they are increasingly being complemented, if not replaced, by non-violent mechanisms of national security – global and regional multilateral institutions are experimenting with new techniques of dealing with conflict, such as preventive diplomacy, and humanitarian intervention.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  The Revolution in Military Affairs and Force Transformation in the 21st Century
  • The Study of War
  •  Terrorism Intelligence and Homeland Security
  •  Indian Ocean Security
  • Problems in Combating Insurgency and Terrorism
  • Intelligence and National Security
  •  Countering Religiously-Motivated Terrorism in Southeast Asia: Issues and Challenges

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


27 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree with honours from a Singapore university or overseas equivalent
  • A university letter stating that English was the medium of instruction must be provided by all candidates whose undergraduate degrees were taught entirely in English but in a non-English speaking country
  • A provisional degree certificate or a university letter stating the expected graduation date is required for applicants who have not yet completed their undergraduate studies. The original degree certificate must be provided for verification at the point of matriculation, otherwise candidates will not be admitted to the masters programme

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10074 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10074 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6704 USD per year during 12 months.

Singapore citizens: S$9,550  and international: S$14,350

Living costs for Singapore

1878 - 3880 SGD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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