The Department offers training at undergraduate and graduate levels.
Each year, approximately 5,000 undergraduates enroll in a slate of about 50 modules.
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For a student of History, it is important to learn to handle, criticise and analyse large volumes of information. Such skills are more relevant than ever in our big-data and social-media driven times, as information and dis-information spread in professional circles and in public discourse.


November 30, 2020

Opening for Tenure-track Historian of Modern China

The Department of the History at the National University of Singapore seeks an outstanding historian of modern China with an emphasis on (but not limited to) Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia. The appointment will be full-time, tenure-track, at the level of Assistant Professor, with an expectation of starting on the …

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November 24, 2020

New Graduate Coursework Programmes

NUS History is proud to unveil its newest graduate coursework programmes, the latest additions to the department’s existing robust MA (Research) and PhD programmes. Firstly, in partnership with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), NUS History will now offer a MA (Coursework) Double-Degree in History. This Double-Degree …

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August 17, 2020

NUS Singapore History Prize

The NUS Singapore History Prize was established in 2014 when an anonymous donor provided an endowed gift to fund the Prize, The Department of History of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore (NUS), administers the NUS Singapore History Prize that will be awarded every 3 …

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Prof Wu Gangwu
June 22, 2020

Eminent NUS historian Professor Wang Gungwu receives prestigious Tang Prize

The 2020 Tang Prize in Sinology has been awarded to Professor Wang Gungwu, University Professor at NUS Arts and Social Sciences and one of the world’s foremost experts on the Chinese diaspora. Announced on 20 June 2020 by the Tang Prize Foundation, this prestigious award was conferred on Prof Wang …

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