48 months
18005 USD/year
8414 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Be challenged to think critically and explore different perspectives as part of the rigorous multidisciplinary Social Science programme at Singapore Management University that empowers you with unparalleled personal growth and professional versatility.


Economic, social and political issues can no longer be understood in isolation from one another. The Social Science programme at Singapore Management University prepares you to understand the complexity of contemporary societies and to be thought leaders of the future. Our interdisciplinary PPS majors - Psychology, Political Science, and Sociology, plus a final year Social Science Practicum, had produced an exciting corps of Social Science graduates - well-rounded, insightful, and versatile in viewing and tackling problems from multiple perspectives, and capable of taking on leadership position in a diverse field of careers.

The PLE (Politics, Law and Economics) major is for those who wish to become the new leaders, thinkers, and doers of tomorrow as it provides for a deeper understanding of global political perspectives, economic transformations, and the legal frameworks that these changes demand. Graduates develop a higher level of strategic thinking, innovative problem-solving skills and imaginative leadership quality.


Graduates from the SMU School of Social Sciences are highly sought after by employers. Our graduates acquire a broad repertoire of skills and are armed with critical understanding of social issues, and usually land multiple job offers before graduation.

Here are some career roles that our graduates have taken on, and some of the close to 30 industries that our graduates have been employed in:

Job Functions

  • Business Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Copywriter
  • Educator
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • HR Practitioner
  • Journalist
  • News Producer
  • Counsellor
  • Research Scientist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Politics and Policy Studies
  • Psychology
  • Understanding Societies
  • Statistics
  • South-East Asia Past and Present
  • Sociological Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of 12 years of formal education with good passes in a national/international examination that is recognised for the purpose of admission. 
  • One of the following standardised test score is required : SAT (previously known as SAT I /SAT Reasoning), or ACT (American College Test), or IELTS (Academic Test), or TOEFL, or C1 Advanced
  • Interview for shortlisted applicants. Shortlisted Law applicants must also take a writing test. Interviews and writing tests for shortlisted Law applicants are conducted in end-March to April. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18005 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18005 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    8414 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8414 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National: S$ 11,450
  • International: S$ 24,500

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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