General Studies Modules (GSM)

To give you an all-rounded education and allow you to go beyond your chosen area of specialisation, NYP offers a range of General Studies Modules (GSMs) during your three years of study here. These cover a wide selection of topics, with the aim of giving you exposure to other areas of interest. Through a combination of prescribed and elective interdisciplinary GSMs, you will pick up interesting and practical knowledge that will benefit you as you prepare for your future.

Learn more about the GSMs offered in each year of your study by selecting the tabs below.

*Information is correct for incoming AY2022 cohort.


In Year 2, you will have a wide range of General Studies modules to choose from. Follow your areas of interest and pick courses from across disciplines and schools. By choosing modules beyond your field of study, you will be able to enjoy an all-rounded education here at NYP. 

Personal Career Strategy 2 (15 hours)

Take ownership of your career through conscious effort to plan, prepare and commit to your education and career goals. Start developing your career portfolio and networking with industry mentors. Recognise the importance of lifelong learning and skills mastery in developing career resilience in a VUCA work environment. Activities during class will also encourage you to make considered consumer choices and understand the long-term financial impact on the decisions made.

Understanding Singapore 2 – A Larger Perspective (15 hours)

In today’s interconnected world, the future of Singapore should be considered in tandem with the development of the global community. By understanding the role that Singapore plays within this community, you gain clearer insights into the driving forces shaping the country’s public and foreign policies. An intimate knowledge of the local and global issues that Singapore faces will further enable you to appreciate its strategic positioning among her global peers.

Respect in Relationships (15 hours)

Gender-related perceptions affect our behaviour, attitudes towards relationships, career ambitions and life choices. By understanding the interaction between genders, gender biases, respect and sexual misconduct, you will be empowered to make wise and informed decisions. You will also gain insights and perspectives on developing healthy relationships, including those with your peers, partners and family members. 

In addition, an optional e-Learning topic “Wrong Side of the Bed” is available to improve your understanding of sexual health. The topic will include information on Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Access to this optional topic is strictly voluntary.

Elective Modules (15 hours each)


You will get the chance to take one elective General Studies module in Year 2. These modules are offered by other NYP schools, and will stimulate your interest in areas beyond your field of study. Check out the full list of modules below.


Please note modules offered may be subject to change from semester to semester.

List of Elective Modules