Higher Diploma in Psychology with Counselling

Psychology Course 2017

DURATION:
Full Time: 12 months
Part Time: 21 months
INTAKE:
January / March / April / June / July / September / November
AWARDED BY:
TMC Academy

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Psychology

TMC Academy’s Higher Diploma is equivalent to the first two years of a UK Bachelor’s Degree with Honours!

About The Course

Psychology is a science which answers questions about human and animal behavior and cognition. The Higher Diploma in Psychology with Counselling provides students with a comprehensive theoretical background and research skills relevant to studying mental processes and human behaviour. The programme covers a broad range of empirical and practical areas of psychology and offers the students an opportunity to begin the development of basic counselling skills.

Singapore Psychological Society has agreed that students studying for Higher Diploma in Psychology with Counselling at TMC Academy can become members of the Society.  TMC Academy and SPS signed a memorandum of understanding at the Singapore Psychological Society Annual General Meeting on Saturday 28th March 2015 to formally recognise the agreement. SPS was represented by President Ms Clare Yeo and TMC Academy was represented by Dr Chin Kon Yuen, Executive Chairman.  Dr Chin said, “I am absolutely delighted to sign this agreement with Singapore Psychological Society and I look forward to many of our Higher Diploma in Psychology with Counselling and many of our Psychology degree students becoming members of the SPS.  More people are choosing to study Psychology in Singapore and at TMC we look forward to growing the membership of SPS through all our Psychology diploma courses and Psychology degrees.”

Course assessment
Assessment of the modules includes examinations, assignments, projects, presentations, class tests, and/or practical tests.

Mode of Delivery
Lectures, tutorials and independent learning are employed. To make sure that students have a clear understanding of the concepts, tutorials are used to re-emphasize the key areas.

Independent learning involves pupils taking the initiative in recognizing learning requirements and undertaking activities to meet them. These activities could take the form of research, tutorial exercises, review questions and coursework.

Level 1 Modules:

  • Foundations of Psychology 1
  • Foundations of Psychology 2
  • Research Methods 1
  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • Introduction to Counselling

 

Level 2 Modules:

  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Individual Differences and Psychological Measurement
  • Research Methods 2

 

Modules that are currently not offered:

  • Psychological Practice (Placement)
Local International
Age 17 years old
Academic Qualification Any of the following or equivalent:

  • Obtained at least an E at GCE A level in any 2 subjects
  • TMC Diploma/Foundation Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (at least 24 points)
  • NUS High School Diploma
  • Polytechnic Diploma
  • Diploma (in Accounting / Business / Management / IT / Computing / Hospitality / Psychology) from Private Education Institutions (assessed on a case by case basis)
Completed High School or Year 12
English Proficiency Any of the following or equivalent:

  • At least a C6 at GCE O English
  • Completed a Diploma or equivalent where medium of instruction is English
  • Pass an English online test and an interview with the Dean/HOD/designate
Any of the following or equivalent:

  • IELTS 6.0 or
    TOEFL (Paper) ≥ 547 or
    TOEFL (Computer) ≥ 210 or
    TOEFL (Internet) ≥ 78 or
    TOEIC ≥ 780
  • Other equivalent qualifications where the medium of instruction is English
  • Attend and pass Certificate in English up to Academic English level
Mature Candidates ≥ 30 years old with 8 years of work experience N.A.

It is important to achieve regular attendance and meet the attendance requirement stipulated by the authorities (eg. Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore) and TMC. Failure to meet the requirement will lead to the following:

  • Rejection of Student Pass on re-application/renewal for international students.
  • Expulsion where students do not make any improvement in their attendance rate and/or consistently absent from class despite warnings and counselling given in accordance with the school policy

 

Attendance Requirement is as follows:

Module Attendance
For all propriety students, module attendance is required to be eligible for work to be assessed and sit for examination:

  • The minimum module attendance is normally 80% for full-time, 60% for part-time (75% for SSG-funded part-time students)
  • Special consideration will only be given to students with valid reasons.

Monthly Attendance:
All full-time international students must meet a monthly attendance of 90%. Student pass shall be subjected to cancellation if the monthly attendance is not met continuously.

Full-time local students enrolled in Hawthorn English courses, TMC College preparatory courses and external degree courses must meet a monthly attendance of 75%. Local students enrolled in external degree courses shall be subject to relevant university’s regulations regarding attendance.

Administrative Fees (New Student / TMC’s Existing / Local Transfer Student)

All the course fees stated below are inclusive of course materials, examination fee and lab fee unless stated otherwise. Repeat fees and other administrative fees are listed in the Miscellaneous Fee List.

Application Fee
$100

Fee Protection Scheme Fee
0.75% of (Course Fee less grant + Medical Insurance) OR $25 whichever is higher

Medical Insurance Fee
$80 Per Course Per Year

All fees subject to prevailing GST of 7%

Course Fees
$10,400

All fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD)

$500 SkillsFuture Credits applicable to cover course fees. Visit myskillsfuture.sg for details or submit a course enquiry to reach us.

Administrative Fees (New Student / TMC’s Existing / Local Transfer Student)

All the course fees stated below are inclusive of course materials, examination fee and lab fee unless stated otherwise. Repeat fees and other administrative fees are listed in the Miscellaneous Fee List.

Single / Bundled Programs Existing / Local Transfer
Application Fees: $200 Application Fees: $100
International Student Administrative Fee: $650 International Student Administrative Fee: $350

 

Fee Protection Scheme Fee
0.75% of (Course Fee less grant + Medical Insurance + International Student Administrative Fee) OR $25 whichever is higher

Medical Insurance Fee
$80 Per Course Per Year

All fees subject to prevailing GST of 7%

Course Fees
$19,500

All fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD)