Concurrent Degree Programmes with King’s College London
A Concurrent Degree Programme (CDP) is structured such that the undergraduate degree at NUS is integrated with a postgraduate degree at a partner University, thereby providing a through-train education pathway for students. Students are awarded both a Bachelor degree certificate and a Master degree certificate upon completion of the programme. The programme structure allows some of the requirements for the Bachelor degree to be counted towards the requirements for the Master degree so that a student could graduate in a shorter period of time than if the two degrees are pursued separately.
The Faculty of Science (FoS) has structured three CDPs with King’s College London’s (KCL) Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, namely in the areas of:
- Analytical Toxicology
- Forensic Science
CDP in Molecular Biophysics
The CDP in Biophysics combines the Bachelor of Science (Honours) [B.Sc. (Hons.)] in Life Sciences offered by FoS with the Master of Research (M.Res.) in Molecular Biophysics offered by the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, KCL. This programme was implemented in AY2010/11 and admits Life Sciences students. Students with a Minor in Biophysics are also welcomed to apply.
The M.Res. at KCL is a unique intensive one-year programme offering in-depth practical biophysics research (75% of the programme), complemented by courses in molecular biophysics and biology (25% of the programme). It is run by the Randall Division of Cell & Molecular Biophysics, a pioneering centre for research and training at KCL.
The CDP in Biophysics is designed to be completed in 4 years, consisting 3 years of B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Life Sciences curriculum in NUS and 1 year of M.Res.
For details on academic requirements, admissions and application, refer to http://www.lifesciences.nus.edu.sg/info/lsm_cdpkclmolecularbiophysics.pdf.
CDPs in Analytical Toxicology and Forensic Science
The CDPs in Analytical Toxicology and Forensic Science combine the Bachelor of Science (Honours) [B.Sc. (Hons.)] in Chemistry/Life Sciences offered by FoS with the Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Analytical Toxicology/Forensic Science offered by the Department of Forensic and Analytical Science in the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, KCL. These programmes were implemented in AY2012/13 and admit Chemistry and Life Sciences students with a minor in Forensic Science.
The M.Sc. in Analytical Toxicology and Forensic Science at KCL are unique intensive one-year programme offering in-depth courses (75% of the programme), complemented by a practical research component (25% of the programme). KCL collaborates closely with the Metropolitan Police Forensic Services Directorate in both the teaching and research.
These CDPs were designed to be completed within 5 years, consisting at most 4 years of B.Sc. (Hons.) degree curriculum in NUS and 1 year of M.Sc. study in KCL.
For details on academic requirements, admissions and application, refer to:http://www.lifesciences.nus.edu.sg/info/lsm_cdpkclfsat.pdf (for Life Sciences students)
Students on the CDPs would pay NUS tuition fees during the B.Sc. (Hons.) candidature and would pay the prevailing local UK home tuition fees for the 1-year M.Res. or M.Sc. which are 1/3 the fees paid by international students.
Students are encouraged to apply for the NASA Degree Bursary/Scholarship for the M.Res. or M.Sc..
Application forms are available at http://www.nus.edu.sg/iro/financial/out/nasa/index.html.