School of

Humanities & Social Sciences

Think ​People

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Graduates with that something Xtra


School of Humanities & Social Sciences

The School of Humanities & Social Sciences (HMS) is a market leader in providing practical training in the fields of arts and social sciences at the polytechnic level in Singapore. The School pioneered a range of popular diplomas, from its most established programme, the Diploma in Early Childhood Education launched in 1999, to the Diploma in Tamil Studies with Early Education in 2017. It aims to produce thinking graduates who are creative and enterprising professionals, passionate in contributing to community development and societal well-being.

Our rigorous and innovative curriculum equips students with critical thinking skills, the ability to work collaboratively, and the passion to serve the community. HMS students are given diverse opportunities to work on projects, go on field trips, internships and overseas programmes. Our students are encouraged to live the slogan: Think People. Enrich Lives. Serve Communities.

What is that Something Xtra at the School of Humanities & Social Sciences?
  • Theories are augmented by experiential learning, academic and cultural immersion programmes.
  • Character building programmes encourage the spirit of volunteerism and servant leadership.
  • Work, shadow and learn under the guidance of experienced industry professionals in our internship schemes.
  • Enterprising and innovative students are allowed to embark on self-initiated projects.
  • Enjoy creative and unusual enrichment workshops like puppetry, art therapy, brush painting and more, only for HMS students.