Programme Overview

Singapore Institute of Technology
2 years
Total credits
Application period
January to 14 April 2024
Next intake

The Master of Health Sciences is a 60-credit postgraduate programme with industry-focused specialisations, directly applicable to the needs of the Singapore healthcare system and responsive to the evolving health and social care landscape.

The Master of Health Sciences programme offers a strong option to practising allied health professionals and nurses who wish to deepen and broaden their skills in their specialised areas of choice, as well as immerse themselves within the local healthcare ecosystem while staying in practice.

The Master of Health Sciences programme is purpose-fit and nimble and designed in close collaboration with the healthcare clusters to co-deliver flexible, high quality and industry-relevant training for both allied health and nursing professions. The programme allows study and work to be done in tandem, enabling learners to continue working while undertaking this postgraduate programme. 

While the programme is created for allied health and nursing professionals, other healthcare professionals are welcome to apply.

Under the Master of Health Sciences, students will choose 1 of the 5 specialisation tracks:

  1. Adult and Geriatric Rehabilitation
  2. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  3. Medical Sonography
  4. Organ Transplant Nursing
  5. Rehabilitation Nursing

Programme Educational Objectives

The Programme Educational Objectives of the Master of Health Sciences programme are to produce postgraduate specialists with the following attributes:

  • Equipped with advanced theoretical knowledge, clinical skills and professional attributes in their area of specialisation.
  • Able to provide specialised clinical and research leadership in their area of specialisation.
  • Ethical, professional and competent advanced practitioner, demonstrating the health sciences attributes of adaptability, effective communication, evidence-based mindset and professionalism while embracing the SITizen-DNA

Programme Modules

For the award of the Master of Health Sciences, students will undertake:

  • 2 modules from the Core category (12 credits); 
  • Any 2 modules from the Unrestricted Electives category (12 credits);
  • Any 4 modules from the Discipline Electives* category of the chosen area of specialisation (24 credits), and
  • A Project module (12 credits). The topic chosen for the Project module must be relevant to the awarded specialisation. 

Students can only be awarded with 1 specialisation.

Students may also take 12 credits of modules from Unrestricted Electives and/or Discipline Electives in lieu of the Project module**, subject to approval from Programme Leader.

*If the specialisation area has only 4 Discipline Electives, students will undertake all 4 modules.

**There is no Project module for the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy specialisation. Students under the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy specialisation will undertake 6 Discipline Electives, in lieu of the Project module.

Note: SIT reserves the rights to change, modify, or remove the contents of the website at any time for any reason at our sole discretion without notice. More modules will progressively be added to the website in due time.


How to Apply

Apply online
1. Apply Online

Sep Intake: 10 Jan 2024 to 14 Apr 2024 (Extended)

Online applications for degree programmes.

Pay Fees
2. Payment

1 week after closing of admissions

Payment of application fee and online submission of relevant supporting documents.

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3. Shortlisting

Sep Intake:  08 Apr 2024 to 14 May 2024

Shortlisted candidates will be assessed through interviews.

4. Application 

Sep Intake: 15 May 2024 to 21 May 2024

Successful candidates will receive an offer via email. 

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5. Acceptance 

Sep Intake:  21 May 2024 to 30 May 2024

It’s time to accept our offer. You’ll receive a pre-matriculation package.

Curriculum Structure

Each module from the Core, Discipline Electives and Unrestricted Electives is to be completed within one trimester. The Project module spans two trimesters.



Trimester I

Trimester II

Trimester III

Normal Candidature


2-3 modules

2-3 modules

2-3 modules

Project Module


2-3 modules

2-3 modules


  1. A primary bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline* 
  2. An interview may be required if applicants are not registered and do not have a full practicing certificate with the Allied Health Professions Council of Singapore or Singapore Nursing Board (applicable to registrable professions only)
  3. Applicants who do not meet the above criteria will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

*For candidates applying for MHSc in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy specialisation, it is highly recommended that you have at least 2 years of relevant work experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. 

*For candidates applying to MHSc in Rehabilitation Nursing specialisation or MHSc in Organ Transplant Nursing specialisation, you must have at least 2 years of work experience in the professional healthcare domain of which at least 1 year must be in the relevant specialty field.


Fees and Finances

The tuition fees are currently being reviewed. We will provide updates on them once they are available.

  1. Incidental Fees
  2. Financial Aid
  3. Miscellaneous Fees
  4. Payment


Frequently Asked Questions

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    Can I take 1 Discipline Electives module from each area of specialisation to meet the requirements of 4 Discipline Electives?

    You are only allowed to take 4 Discipline Electives from the same area of specialisation to be eligible for a MHSc in that area of specialisation.