Second Major Intake before August 2016

Intake before August 2016​ Intake after August 2016 ​


*For PPGA 2nd Major students admitted in 2015 and earlier.


To take Public Policy and Global Affairs as their second Major, students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 4.0 in their first year at university. Due to limited space, admission to the second Major is based on academic merit.


Students who choose Public Policy and Global Affairs as their second Major are required to complete the 5 core courses and at least 6 prescribed electives from the below categories; at least 2 must be level 4000 courses.


4 CORE COURSES + 1 from Category A (15 AUs)

  1. HA1001 Introduction to International Relations 
  2. HA1002 Introduction to Political Theory​
  3. HA1003 Introduction to Public Administration and Policy
  4. HA1004 Introduction to Public Policy 
  5. And one course from Category A

Category A: 

  • HA1006 Public Administration in Singapore
  • HA1007 Public Policy-making in Singapore
  • HA1011 Politics of Singapore (recode from HA2002)
  • HA3014 Singapore's Foreign Policy




Politics and International Relations


  • HA2001 Making Sense of Politics​
  • HA2003 Politics and Government in Southeast Asia
  • HA2004 Theories in International Relations
  • HA2005 Contemporary Political Theory
  • HA2006 The Rise of China
  • HA2015 China in Africa
  • HA2016 Global Governance and Regulation
  • HA3003 The Politics of Ethnicity
  • HA3004 United States and East Asia
  • HA3005 Politics of the Developing World
  • HA3006 Asian Political Thought
  • HA3019 East Asian Security
  • HA3020 Justice
  • HA3021 Comparative Politics in Asia 
  • HA4001 ASEAN in the 21st Century
  • HA4002 Politics of Democratization in East and West
  • HA4003 Globalization and East Asian Politics
  • HA4004 Terrorism and Security


Public Administration


  • HA1006 Public Administration in Singapore
  • HA2007 Human Resources Management in Public Sector
  • HA2008 Government, Nonprofits and Society
  • HA2009 The Making of E-government
  • HA2010 Public Administration in Southeast Asia
  • HA2014 Public Organization​ and Management
  • HA3007 Public Budgeting and Financial Management
  • HA3008 Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship
  • HA3009 Comparative Public Administration
  • HA3017 Goverance and Politics of China
  • HA3018 Borderless Migration?
  • HA4005 Constitutional and Administrative Law in Singapore
  • HA4006 Special Topic in Public Administration
  • HA4008 Ethics of Public Administration and Policy


Public Policy


  • HA1007 Public Policy-Making in Singapore
  • HA2011 Cost-benefit Analysis in Public Policy
  • HA2012 Global Problems and Policy
  • HA2013 Comparative Public Policy
  • HA3010 Mass Media and Public Policy
  • HA3011 Science, Technology and Public Policy
  • HA3012 Policy Evaluation
  • HA4009 Special Issues in Public Policy
  • HA4010 Technology, Innovation and Policy​​​​