The Five-Year Concurrent Degree Programme (CDP) offered by Yale-NUS College and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY School) is designed for students who want a broad liberal arts and sciences education followed by continued training in the field of public policy.
The programme will accept applications from students during the first semester of their third year. Students will be selected not only on the basis of academic and professional accomplishments, but also on their leadership and teamwork skills, as well as public spirited initiatives such as creating or participating in civil society organisations, non-profit organisations, and think-tanks.
Students take courses at LKY School from the first semester of their fourth year. At LKY School, students will take modules such as Foundations of Public Policy and Policy Analysis Exercise (PAE). They can also choose from 3 areas of specialisation: Economics and Development, Politics and International Affairs, or Management and Leadership. Students spend their fifth year full-time at LKY School.
At the end of their course, students will graduate with two degrees, the Yale-NUS Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree and the Master in Public Policy from LKY School. It is expected that students will complete course requirements in five academic years.
This programme is designed for students who are interested in applying their broad academic and intellectual background from the liberal arts and sciences curriculum to thinking and acting in the global dimensions of national policies.