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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 Diploma in Psychology awarded by MDIS.

Testimonials

Ms Shariffah Radiah
MDIS Graduate 2014, Diploma in Psychology

"I learn a lot of different things like communication and different mindsets, so I believe it will help in my future career. We also learn about communication skills, so I think I can communicate better with people now."

Extracted from Teenage, January 2014

 

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.

 

Applied Business Psychology

In this module students will learn the basics about psychological principles as applied to various aspects of business, including, but not limited to, organisational structure, leadership, motivating employees, and the international business climate from a psychological perspective.

Applied Marketing Psychology

In this module students learn the principles of psychology most applicable to marketing of products, services or intangibles, like image or self-promotion.

Psychology and Social Science Research

In this module students will learn the typical ways of “knowing” as articulated by Charles Sanders Peirce, and to contrast those typical ways with the methods of science in general. They will learn how Thomas Kuhn conceived of the processes of science, the general ethics of research in the social sciences, and they will be exposed to a basic orientation of Western methods of science in general and the particular methods of research investigations practised by the social and health-related sciences in particular.

Psychology of the Individual

In this module students will study the biological and psychological developmental sequences that are responsible for the uniqueness of individuals as well as the similarities among human beings. The influence of culture, ethnicity, family dynamics, education and experience on the development of the individual are core topics.

Psychology of Group Dynamics

Students will study the influence of the group on the behavior of the members of both in-groups and out-groups. The topics of this module include how the group influences conformity, compliance, obedience, attitude formation, aggression and prejudice.

Employee Assessment and Leadership Development

In this module students learn about the ways to assess and train employees, to cultivate leaders and to understand modern human resource departments.

Clinical and Health Psychology

This module emphasizes the cultural understanding of physical and mental illness, wellness and health. The course will examine mental health interventions strategies that focus on cultural, religious, and political sensitivities of the country. The emphasis is on common problems such as depression and anxiety, drug addiction and stress, not on major mental disorders.

Case Studies of Clinical Health and Organisational Psychology and Conflict Resolution

In this module students read, discuss and report on various case studies, applying all of the skills and knowledge gained from the previous modules over particular topics. The focus of the module is the application of previous knowledge to actual situations and each student will demonstrate that skill by formally presenting to the class at least two extensive case studies.

Graduation Project

The capstone of the Diploma sequence is an extensive written report that reviews the literature on an organisational psychology, clinical or health related topic of the students’ choosing. The topic should be chosen in consultation with one or more of the student’s professors in the Diploma sequence and guidance during the writing process should be available.

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching modules
 

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.
 

 

Structure and Duration

 

Full-Time Programme (for International students only)

  • 8 modules and 1 graduation project
  • 10 months
 

Commencement Date


Class Commencement for 2017 and Completion Date



Course Commencement Date Completion Date
10 Months Full-time Programme Feb 2017 Nov 2017
  Apr 2017 Jan 2018
  Jul 2017 Apr 2018
  Nov 2017 Aug 2018

 

Fees

Full-time Programme ( 10 Months )

  • Application Fee      S$321.00
  • Tuition Fees          S$7,490.00

* 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:

  • Obtained at least a Grade C6 in any 3 GCE 'O' Level subjects

    OR

  • Obtained at least a Grade E in GCE 'A' Level subject and at least a Grade C6 in 1 'AO' (H1) level subjects

    OR

  • Foundation Certificate in Psychology from MDIS or equivalent

    OR

  • ITE Higher NITEC, CBS or ITC holder or WSQ Higher Certificate and above

    OR

  • Other qualification can be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    OR

  • Mature candidate without the above qualifications but have at least 1 GCE 'O' level pass and possess at least 2 years full time professional working experience and are 21 years old and above may be considered for enrolment

 

Additional Criteria:

  • Possess a C6 credit in English at GCE 'O' Levels; or
  • Pass the English Entrance Test (EET) conducted by MDIS; or
  • WPLN level 6 and above; or
  • MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE); or
  • Holds an English Language Certification from any recognised Institutions; 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 IELTS 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)

  • 8 modules and 1 graduation project
  • 10 months

Part-time Programme (for Local students only)

  • 8 modules and 1 graduation project
  • 14 months

Commencement Date


Class Commencement for 2017 and Completion Date



Course Commencement Date Completion Date
10 Months Full-time Programme Feb 2017 Nov 2017
  Apr 2017 Jan 2018
  Jul 2017 Apr 2018
  Nov 2017 Aug 2018
14 Months Part-time Programme Feb 2017 Mar 2018
  May 2017 Jun 2018
  Aug 2017 Sep 2018
  Nov 2017 Dec 2018

 

Fees

: : Application Fee        S$21.40

Full-time Programme ( 10 Months )

  • Tuition Fees                S$5,082.50
  • Non-Tuition Fees        S$ 449.64
  • Total                              S$ 5,532.14
Part-time Programme ( 14 Months )
  • Tuition Fees               S$4,868.50
  • Non-Tuition Fees         S$231.50
  • Total                              S$5,100.00

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 fees, MDIS experience seminars, CGC Workshop, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) 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:

  • Obtained at least a Grade C6 in any 3 GCE 'O' Level subjects

    OR

  • Obtained at least a Grade E in GCE 'A' Level subject and at least a Grade C6 in 1 'AO' (H1) level subjects

    OR

  • Foundation Certificate in Psychology from MDIS or equivalent

    OR

  • ITE Higher NITEC, CBS or ITC holder or WSQ Higher Certificate and above

    OR

  • Other qualification can be considered on a case-by-case basis

    OR

  • Mature candidate without the above qualifications but have at least 1 GCE 'O' level pass and possess at least 2 years full time professional working experience and are 21 years old and above may be considered for enrolment


Additional Criteria:

  • Possess a C6 credit in English at GCE 'O' Levels; or
  • Pass the English Entrance Test (EET) conducted by MDIS; or
  • WPLN level 6 and above; or
  • MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE); or
  • Holds an English Language Certification from any recognised Institutions; 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 IELTS 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: 10 months, Part-time: 14 months
Award | DIPLOMA

COMMENCEMENT DATE  

 

Class Intakes for 2017
For Full-time Programme:
Feb, Apr, Jul, Nov

For Part-time Programme:
Feb, May, Aug, Nov

CONTACT DETAILS  

Local students:

+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International students:

+65 6278 8000

 

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