Why you should study Psychology at TMC Academy

At TMC Academy, we offer Diploma to Degree Psychology courses. Here are a few reasons why you should consider studying Psychology at TMC Academy:

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Lecturers with vast experience academically and professionally

Our Psychology lecturers, both full-time and part-time, are currently taking on academic posts or practitioners in the industry. Hence, students will benefit from the experience and expertise of our lecturers.

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Ms. Vashnarekha Kumarasuriar

Senior Lecturer

Ms. Vashnarekha has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Psychology from the National University of Malaysia, and a fourth year Honours degree in Psychology from University of Queensland, Australia. She also obtained a Master of Social Science (Counselling), from University of South Australia. Prior to joining TMC Academy, she worked eight years as a lecturer at a private university in Malaysia. Her experience working for the Psychology Department there involved conducting lectures, tutorials, and some involvement in research collaborations.

Mr. Aloysius Chow

Part-time Lecturer

Mr. Aloysius graduated from James Cook University, Australia with a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours). With an enthusiastic interest to better understand how mental health and illness affect wellbeing, he has worked in various organisations such as specialist clinics, hospitals, family service centres, and the prison. With these organisations, he has published peer-reviewed medical research articles, presented at conferences, conducted assessments and psychotherapy, and also conducted lectures.

Aloysius Chow - TMC Academy Lecture

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Ms. Priscilla Lee

Part-time Lecturer

Ms. Priscilla has a Bachelor in Psychology from Monash University (Australia), and a Master of Arts (Applied Psychology), from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Priscilla is a registered psychologist and full member of Singapore Psychological Society. Priscilla has more than 7 years of experience as a counselling psychologist, working with children, youths and families across a range of emotional and behavioral issues. She is also passionate at coaching executives and conducting talks for schools and multinational companies. She is also a Professional Certified Coach with ICF and a Certified MBTI® Practitioner.

Ms. Eng Kai Jun

Part-time Lecturer

Ms. Eng Kai Jun holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the National University of Singapore. She received her Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary Specialisation), and her Masters in Applied Psychology from the National Technological University, Singapore.

Kai Jun has been a registered psychologist with the Singapore Register of Psychologist since 2011, and a full member of the Singapore Psychological Society since 2009. Prior to joining TMC Academy, she has 12 years of working experience, largely in the psychology departments of various community colleges and local polytechnics. Her roles there involved planning of curriculum, lecturing, and giving workshops. She also practised as a psychologist in private centres, providing psychological assessments, psychotherapy, and educational therapy to children with special needs.

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Highly relevant course content as recommended by Industry Advisory Board

Our Psychology Industry Advisory Board facilitates the review and continuous improvement of the curriculum, advise on industry attachment and appropriate job placement opportunities for students, monitor current industry practice and future trends, and provide networking opportunities.

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Dr. Elizabeth Nair

Principal Psychologist – Work & Health Psychologists

Ms. Elizabeth is a four non-consecutive term President of the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS), with a PhD in Psychology from the University of Nottingham, UK. Notable achievements include: serving as Chief Psychologist in the Ministry of Defence, undertaking multiple key roles in statutory boards, schools, NGOs and private sector, and receiving distinguished awards from both local and International Psychological Associations. Honourable mentions include her term on the Executive Board of the International Union of Psychological Science (www.iupsys.org) and Treasurer of the International Association of Applied Psychology (www.iaapsy.org).  She is currently leading a team of thirty Associates in her own company.

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Real-life case studies for classroom discussion

With real-life case studies to work on, students are given the chance to propose solutions and learn about the actual approach for the case. It also allows students to have a deeper understanding of how they can apply what they have learnt in class.

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Counselling room for course practice

The Counselling Room, which comes complete with a privacy glass panel, simulates a real-life counseling session for students to learn and practise in. The one-way privacy glass window also allows our teachers to observe their performance without interrupting the session.

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Outside Classroom Learning Experience

Students are exposed to volunteering opportunities in various organisations providing community services. As part of the lesson curriculum, lecturers arrange field visits to Institute of Mental Health (IMH) and etc. During these visits, students get to meet the various HODs of the organisation and learn more of the job scopes, industry requirements, meet patients and experience a feel of the operations and ground work real professionals are working in.

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Low student-teacher ratio

Keeping to a smaller class size allows lecturers to have more time for individual guidance and supervision for students to effectively develop, plan and execute research in the area of Psychology.

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Association with the Singapore Psychological Society

This affiliation allows our students to become members of the society. The membership provides students with access to events and workshops at subsidised rates, and they can take the chance to network with other members.

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Degree accredited by the British Psychological Society

The Psychology degree, awarded by the University of Northampton, is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Students are able to apply to the BPS for individual graduate membership upon graduation from this course. This membership is our students’ first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

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Proven Wholesome Graduates

We have consistently produced graduates with excellent results and are successful in the industry or have furthered their studies. Some TMC Psychology graduates are employed locally in both government and private sectors, a few examples as follow:

  • Institute of mental health (IMH)
  • HR department in Multinational Corporations (MNCs)
  • Counsellors in Non-profit Government Organisation (NGOs)
  • Pre-school (design and plan activities and curriculum)

One of our graduates was offered a position as a research assistant in Stanford University.

Hear it from our students personally:

Ng Kai Li Testimonial - TMC Academy Psychology Graduate

Siti Fathin Testimonial - TMC Academy Psychology Graduate