Yale-NUS students get chance to go beyond liberal arts degree

Second-year student Bryan Tan (left in photo) and fourth-year student Yip Jie Ying at Yale-NUS College. Mr Tan hopes to enrol in the joint computing programme at the National University of Singapore, while Ms Yip is doing a concurrent master's degree
Second-year student Bryan Tan (left) and fourth-year student Yip Jie Ying at Yale-NUS College. Mr Tan hopes to enrol in the joint computing programme at the National University of Singapore, while Ms Yip is doing a concurrent master's degree programme at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Law, medicine, computing among degrees offered in tie-ups with other institutions

They may be liberal arts students at Yale-NUS College, but their interests extend to unexpected fields like computing and medicine.

In the last three years, about 10 per cent of each cohort in the college has enrolled in hybrid programmes which allow the students to earn a master's degree or double degrees in a shorter time.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 12, 2019, with the headline 'Yale-NUS students get chance to go beyond liberal arts degree'. Print Edition | Subscribe