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Higher Diploma in Psychology with Counselling

Course Introduction

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.

TMC Psychology students are entitled to Singapore Psychological Society (SPS) membership under our Student Chapters.

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.

Course Pre-Requisites

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 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:
    • ≥ 30 years old with 8 years of work experience

Target Audience/Who Should Attend

For those interested in pursuing a career in the Social Services Industry and acquiring knowledge in the field of Psychology.

Course Outline

  • 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

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