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Advanced Diploma in Psychology (Awarded by Management Development Institute of Singapore)

About the Course
Course Curriculum
International Application
Local Application

 

Objectives

  • To equip participants with more in-depth understanding of psychology and the principles involved
  • To enhance the effectiveness of participants' practical skills and techniques through action-based training

Assessment Methods

Modules will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations depending on the individual module objectives.

Graduation 

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded with the Advanced Diploma in Psychology awarded by MDIS.

 

 

 

Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), founded in 1956, is Singapore's oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS has two subsidiaries: Management Development Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd (MDIS Pte Ltd) to oversee its Singapore academic operations, and MDIS International Pte Ltd to further its globalisation strategy.

 

Statistics I

This module emphasises graphic and numerical descriptive statistics for summarizing characteristics of data distributions and the use of EXCEL spreadsheets for the recording of data and for data analysis. Students also learn correlational techniques, the inferential statistics of three varieties of t tests and the two forms of chi square inferential tests. Throughout, a practical and functional understanding of the use of statistics is emphasised.

Psychological Research

The primary focus of this module is psychological research, tests, and measurement as applied to psychology, particularly the understanding of interpretation of epidemiological techniques and data analysis

Motivation and Human Conduct

This module is a study of fundamental psychological principles, with special emphasis on understanding of self and others and the development of values, thoughts, emotions and behavior. An Eastern perspective is emphasised throughout. This course surveys a variety of psychological perspectives, largely as an experimental scientist, investigating physiological, cognitive, developmental, social, and personality aspects of human behavior.

Organisational Psychology and Group Dynamics

In this module, students learn about the human dynamics that create successful organisations and those dynamics that impede efficient functioning and attainment of goals. The relationship of group dynamics to organisation dynamics is explored and the similarities and differences studied from a psychological perspective.

Comparative Politics

The discipline of political science attempts to understand the advantages and disadvantages of various forms of government by comparing the varying forms of government of major countries or regions of the world. Representative countries are: Singapore and other Southeast Asian states, United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, China, India, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria. Comparisons include an historical analysis, examination of government institutions, political parties, interest groups, the media and public policy.

Personality and Abnormal Psychology

In this module, students examine the primary theories of human personality and theories and descriptions of abnormal behavior, particularly as related to clinical/ health psychology. The focus is on various treatments for and the prevention of common clinical/health related problems in the context of personality theory. Severe mental disorders are NOT considered. Special consideration is given to World Health Organisation writings on these topics.

Graduation Project

A culminating project consists of a substantial literature review with the focus on clinical / health or organisational psychology issues that prevent full achievement of the potential of persons or institutions. Possible solutions based on the integrated material of the Advanced Diploma programme complete the project. The topic should be chosen in consultation with a project supervisor and guidance during the writing process should be available. The topic cannot be one that is substantially similar to the graduation project topic chosen for completion of the Diploma sequence.

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 30 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 30 (tutorial)

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.
 

 

Structure and Duration

 

Full-Time Programme (for International students only)

  • 6 modules and 1 graduation project
  • 9 months
 

Commencement Date


Class Commencement for 2017 and Completion Date

 

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
9 Months Full-time Programme Jan 2017 Sep 2017
  May 2017 Jan 2018
  Aug 2017 Apr 2018
  Dec 2017 Aug 2018

 

Fees

Full-time Programme ( 9 Months )

  • Application Fee             S$321.00
  • Tuition Fees                 S$7490.00

* All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.

* Non-tuition fees are not included.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 16 and above and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • 4 GCE 'A' Levels (with average 'C' grade and excluding language/mother tongue subjects)

    OR

  • Diploma from MDIS or other recognised local/overseas polytechnics or other Private Education Institutions (PEI)

    OR

  • Other equivalent qualification may be considered on a case by case basis.

Additional Criteria:

Applicants must possess a C6 credit in English (EL1) at GCE 'O' Level, or

  • Achieve a minimum of band 5.5 (with no sub-band less than 5.0) in IELTS (International English Language Testing System); or
  • Score a minimum of 196 points (computer-based), 69-70 points (internet-based) or 525 points (paper-based) in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
  • Applicants may be exempted from IETLS if they have completed at least two years and graduated from a government accredited high school where English is the primary language of instruction. A letter of verification from the school is required for admission consideration.

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for student passes if they wish to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for more information.

 

Structure and Duration

Full-time Programme (for Local students only)

  • 6 modules and 1 graduation project
  • 9 months 

Part-time Programme (for Local students only)

  • 6 modules and 1 graduation project
  • 12 months

Commencement Date


Class Commencement for 2017 and Completion Date


Course Commencement Date Completion Date
9 Months Full-time Programme Jan 2017 Sep 2017
  May 2017 Jan 2018
  Aug 2017 Apr 2018
  Dec 2017 Aug 2018
12 Months Part-time Programme Jan 2017  Dec 2017
  Apr 2017 Mar 2018
  Jul 2017 Jun 2018
  Oct 2017 Sep 2018

 

Fees

: : Application Fee        S$21.40

Full-time Programme ( 9 Months )

  • Tuition Fees             S$ 6,206.00
  • Non-Tuition Fees         S$ 347.21
  • Total                           S$ 6,553.21
Part-time Programme ( 12 Months )
  • Tuition Fees              S$ 6,206.00
  • Non-Tuition Fees         S$ 194.52
  • Total                           S$ 6,400.52

Note:

• All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
• Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and fee protection scheme.
• Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
• The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable. Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.

Entry Requirements


Applicants must be of age 16 and above and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • 4 GCE 'A' Levels (with average 'C' grade and excluding language/mother tongue subjects)

    OR

  • Diploma from MDIS or other recognised local/overseas polytechnics or other Private Education Institutions (PEI)

    OR

  • Other equivalent qualification may be considered on a case by case basis.

Additional Criteria:

Applicants must possess a C6 credit in English (EL1) at GCE 'O' Level, or

  • Achieve a minimum of band 5.5 (with no sub-band less than 5.0) in IELTS (International English Language Testing System); or
  • Score a minimum of 196 points (computer-based), 69-70 points (internet-based) or 525 points (paper-based) in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); or
  • Applicants may be exempted from IETLS if they have completed at least two years and graduated from a government accredited high school where English is the primary language of instruction. A letter of verification from the school is required for admission consideration.

 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services

 

STUDY LOANS
 

Organisation Contact Number Website
TCC Limited Tel : 6319 3700 www.tcc.org.sg
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 629 2265 www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

0% CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS

For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Standard Chartered
Bank
Tel : 1800 747 7000 www.standardchartered.com.sg
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
POSB Tel : 1800 339 6666 www.posb.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 968 2265 www.maybank.com.sg
UOB Tel : 1800 226 6121 www.uob.com.sg
OCBC Tel : 1800 363 3333 www.ocbc.com.sg
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg
Bank of China Tel : 1800 669 5566 www.bankofchina.com/sg

 

 

For Degree & Masters Programmes (Available in 24 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg

 

 

 

 
 
QUICK INFORMATION
Duration of Course | Full-time: 9 months, Part-time: 12 months
Award | ADVANCED DIPLOMA

COMMENCEMENT DATE  

 

Class Intake for 2017
For Full-time Programme:
Jan, May, Aug, Dec

For Part-time Programme:
Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct

CONTACT DETAILS  

Local students:

+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International students:

+65 6278 8000

 

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