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Higher Diploma in Psychology with Counselling

Psychology Appointment

The Higher Diploma in Psychology with Counselling programme provides students with 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, including the opportunity to develop basic counselling skills. Students are able to apply to the Singapore Psychological Society for individual membership on graduation from this course.

Upon completion of this programme, students may apply for further studies at overseas universities.*

*Subject to university approval

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Full Time: 14 months
3 hrs daily Monday to Friday
Part-Time: 14 months
2-3 times per week


INTAKE:

February / March / April / May / June / July / August / September / October / November

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Level 1 Modules:

  • The Science of Psychology

  • Exploring Psychology

  • Survey Design for Psychological Research

  • 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

  • Experimental Design and Statistics


Course Assessment

Examinations, assignments, projects, presentations, class tests, and/or practical tests.

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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)

English Proficiency
Any of the following or equivalent:

  • At least a C6 at GCE O level 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

Mature Candidates
Mature Candidates of ≥30 years old with 8 years of work experience may be admitted in lieu of academic qualification

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Age
17 years old

Academic Qualification
Completed High School or Year 12

English Proficiency
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 qualifications equivalent to High School or Year 12 where the medium of instruction is English

  • Attend and pass Certificate in English up to Upper Intermediate B level

  • Attend and pass EAP Level with final score >60%

Mature Candidates
Mature Candidates of ≥30 years old with 8 years of work experience may be admitted in lieu of academic qualification

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Full-Time

Course Application Fee: $100.00

Course Fee

Tuition Fee: $7,600.00

Other Mandatory Fee

Assessment Fee: $1,300.00

Course Material Fee: $600.00

Medical Insurance: $160.00

Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) Fee: $72.45

Total Course Fee Excluding Application Fee: $9,732.45

Note:

  • Fees indicated are in SGD and exclusive of GST.

  • All information stated is accurate and effective as at 15 January 2024.

Part-Time

Course Application Fee: $100.00

Course Fee

Tuition Fee: $7,600.00

Other Mandatory Fee

Assessment Fee: $1,300.00

Course Material Fee: $600.00

Medical Insurance: $160.00

Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) Fee: $72.45

Total Course Fee Excluding Application Fee: $9,732.45

Note:

  • Fees indicated are in SGD and exclusive of 9% GST.

  • All information stated is accurate and effective as at 15 January 2024.

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Full Time:

Course Application Fee: $400.00

Course Fee

Tuition Fee: $13,500.00

Other Mandatory Fee
Assessment Fee: $1,400.00

Course Material Fee: $600.00

International Student Admin Fee: $650.00

Medical Insurance: $160.00

Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) Fee: $122.33

Total Course Fee Excluding Application Fee: $16,432.33

Note:

  • Fees indicated are in SGD and exclusive of 9% GST.

  • The International Student Admin fee is waived if they progress to the next course.

  • All information stated is accurate and effective as at 15 January 2024.

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