Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Psychological and Behavioural ScienceAwarded by: University of Roehampton, UK

Programme Objectives 

This Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychological and Behavioural Science programme will provide students with in-depth understanding of the human mind and behaviour. Alongside the study of the core areas of psychology (cognitive, biological, social and developmental psychology; individual differences; conceptual and historical issues in psychology; research methods) students will explore applied areas of psychology such as Forensic and Health. In addition to this, it provides students opportunities to develop academic and transferable skills preparing them for life after graduation and academic challenges.

The programme is designed to extend students’ knowledge of psychology and related fields and further develop their capabilities and skills to apply critical thinking to complex, real-world problems. Throughout the programme students are exposed to a variety of research methodologies and statistical techniques that enhances their awareness of the link between theory and research, fosters critical evaluation and enables them to conduct independent, rigorous and ethical research. It endeavours to provide students with an understanding of real-life applications of theory and, by utilising a variety of assessment procedures as well as providing graduates with a range of transferable skills. Ultimately, through the depth and breadth of its curriculum, the programme aims to interest, involve and empower its diverse cohort of students and to enable them to reach their full potential.

The aims of this programme are to:

  • Provide a supportive and enriching learning environment that empowers each student in a diverse student body to develop their intellectual, personal and employment skills through collaborative and independent learning experiences
  • Enable a scientific understanding of mind, brain, behaviour and experience, and the complex interactions between these
  • Develop an understanding of the role of empirical evidence in the creation and constraint of theory, and also in how theory guides the collection and interpretation of empirical data.
  • Develop knowledge leading to an ability to appreciate and critically evaluate theory, research findings and applications
  • Develop psychological literacy, including an understanding of how experience and behaviour can be influenced by contextual and interpersonal factors
  • Equip students with a broad range of transferable skills that will be useful to them in gaining employment after graduation and lay the foundations for lifelong learning
  • Develop in partnership with students by enabling them to contribute to the academic excellence of the programme through a variety of evaluation methods and opportunities.
  • Enable students to develop a critical understanding of multiple psychological perspectives including an appreciation of the real-life application of theory to a range of experience and behaviour including psychological disorders

Why University of Roehampton UK

The University of Roehampton has a strong and fast-growing reputation for the quality of teaching and research, and is proud to have a community of talented and committed members of staff. The University is financially sound, well-governed and well-managed, with a clear sense of purpose and values. We are more popular among students than we have ever been, with robust levels of applications that have been growing year on year. Student success in key areas, such as retention and employment, has improved significantly. We have a unique and positive sense of community and tradition based on our four Colleges, which are located on a fantastic campus in south-west London. And, perhaps above all else in the current climate, we have proved ourselves to be innovative, flexible and adaptable.

  • Ranked 79th in The Complete University Guide 2022
  • Top 15 universities in London by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
  • 100% of the psychology research submitted to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework was rated 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' for its impact

Graduation

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Psychological and Behavioural Science from the University of Roehampton UK. The degree will be the same as that awarded to the full-time students at the University main campus in the UK.

Industry Collaboration

The Memorandum of Understanding (2016), signed between the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS) and the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), augments a strong working relationship between the Society and the MDIS School of Psychology. This collaborative arrangement allows for MDIS students who are majoring in psychology to become members of the SPS, and to enjoy the following benefits:

  • Eligibility to use the acronym SMSPS
  • Listing as a Student Member on the online SPS membership directory
  • Recipient of regular updates and electronic newsletter on psychology-related society matters
  • Networking opportunities with other practicing psychologists at SPS functions and social events
  • Accessibility to professional development opportunities, Special Interest Groups, and other regular meetings
  • Subsidised, reduced rates and/or discounts for talks and workshops organised by the society
  • Having a set of guidelines to safeguard client’s welfare and the integrity of the profession by adhering to the Society’s Code of Professional Ethics

Year 1
  • Mind, Body and Brain (1)
  • Social and Developmental Psychology (1)
  • Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
  • Research Methods and Statistics (1)
  • Psychology in the Real World
  • Psychological Problem Solving

Year 2

  • Mind, Body and Brain (2)
  • Social and Developmental Psychology (2)
  • Individual Differences and Psychometric Research
  • Research Methods and Statistics (2)
  • Understanding Mental Health
  • Perspectives in Consciousness

Year 3

  • Extended Research Project
  • Criminal and Forensic Psychology
  • Communication and Social Interaction
  • Health Psychology
  • Cognition and Emotion

 

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

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

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Duration & Intakes

Full-time
 Duration  Commencement  Completion
 27 Months (Year 1)  Available from September 2023 onwards
 18 Months (Year 2)  Available from September 2023 onwards
 9 Months (Year 3)  September 2022  June 2023

 

Part-time
 Duration  Commencement  Completion
 36 Months (Year 1)  Available from September 2023 onwards
 24 Months (Year 2)  Available from September 2023 onwards
 12 Months (Year 3)  August 2022  August 2023

 

Fees & Structure

Structure Year of Entry Tuition Fees Non-Tuition Fees
 7% GST  8% GST
Full-time / Part-time Year 1 S$47,080.00 S$47,520.00 S$700.00 - S$1,568.00
Year 2 S$35,310.00 S$35,640.00
Year 3 S$21,614.00 S$21,816.00

Application fees: S$160.50

Note:

  • All application fees are non-refundable.
  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.  The  amount  illustrated  is  based  on  current  prevailing  GST  at  7%.  Note that GST will be changed from 7% to 8% from 1st January 2023 and subsequently 8% to 9% from 1st January 2024. The applicable total amount payable will be charged accordingly.
  • Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme. Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop and fee protection scheme.
  • International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
  • Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
  • Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

 

Entry Requirements

Year 1 Entry:

  • International Foundation Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Art awarded by MDIS OR
  • International Foundation Diploma in Psychology awarded by MDIS OR
  • At least 2 GCE A level subjects / BTEC National Certificate or Diploma (or equivalent qualification) OR
  • Non-psychology related diplomas from local polytechnics OR
  • Other PEI's foundation qualifications with entry requirement of 10 years of formal education

Year 3 Entry:

  • Relevant polytechnic diploma in Psychology (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Level 4/Year 1 and Level 5/Year 2 of the University Course) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education ^ OR
  • Relevant Private Education Institutes (PEIs) or overseas qualifications (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Level 4/Year 1 and Level 5/Year 2 of the University Course) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education* ^

^ Applicants may be required to undertake bridging modules to fulfil the required prerequisite knowledge and cope with the rigours of the course.

*All Non-standard applications are subject to final approval by the University.
 

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) OR
  • C6 in English at GCE “O” Level OR
  • MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE) (with no element below 5.5) OR
  • Pass MDIS English Placement Test OR 
  • University Approved Equivalent

 

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  +65 6319 3700   http://www.tcc.org.sg
 DBS Bank  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 629 2265  http://www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS
For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 Standard Chartered Bank  1800 747 7000  http://www.standardchartered.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 968 2265  http://www.maybank.com.sg
 UOB  1800 226 6121  http://www.uob.com.sg
 OCBC  1800 363 3333  http://www.ocbc.com.sg
 DBS  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com
 POSB  1800 339 6666  http://www.posb.com.sg
 AMEX (Only 24 Months)  -  https://www.americanexpress.com/en-sg


 

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
 Duration  Commencement  Completion
 27 Months (Year 1)  Available from September 2023 onwards
 18 Months (Year 2)  Available from September 2023 onwards
 9 Months (Year 3)  September 2022  June 2023

 

Fees & Structure

Structure Year of Entry Tuition Fees Non-Tuition Fees
 7% GST  8% GST
Full-time Year 1 S$51,895.00 S$52,380.00 S$1,280.00 - S$2,470.00
Year 2 S$39,055.00 S$39,420.00
Year 3 S$24,289.00 S$24,516.00

Application fees: S$481.50

Note:

  • All application fees are non-refundable.
  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.  The  amount  illustrated  is  based  on  current  prevailing  GST  at  7%.  Note that GST will be changed from 7% to 8% from 1st January 2023 and subsequently 8% to 9% from 1st January 2024. The applicable total amount payable will be charged accordingly.
  • Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme. Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop and fee protection scheme.
  • International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
  • Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
  • Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.


Entry Requirements

Year 1 Entry:

  • International Foundation Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Art awarded by MDIS OR
  • International Foundation Diploma in Psychology awarded by MDIS OR
  • At least 2 GCE A level subjects / BTEC National Certificate or Diploma (or equivalent qualification) OR
  • Non-psychology related diplomas from local polytechnics OR
  • Other PEI's foundation qualifications with entry requirement of 10 years of formal education

Year 3 Entry:

  • Relevant polytechnic diploma in Psychology (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Level 4/Year 1 and Level 5/Year 2 of the University Course) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education ^ OR
  • Relevant Private Education Institutes (PEIs) or overseas qualifications (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Level 4/Year 1 and Level 5/Year 2 of the University Course) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education* ^

^ Applicants may be required to undertake bridging modules to fulfil the required prerequisite knowledge and cope with the rigours of the course.

*All Non-standard applications are subject to final approval by the University.

 

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) OR
  • C6 in English at GCE “O” Level OR
  • MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE) (with no element below 5.5) OR
  • Pass MDIS English Placement Test OR 
  • University Approved Equivalent

 

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for detailed information.

For any programme enquiries, please contact our friendly consultants:

Ms Victoria Liu | Mobile/WhatsApp: +65 9146 2065 | Email: victoria_liun@mdis.edu.sg

Mr Douglas Koh | Mobile/WhatsApp: +65 9430 1901 | Email: douglas_kohfb@mdis.edu.sg

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Quick Information

Duration of Course 
Full-time:
27 Months (Year 1 Entry)
9 Months (Year 3 Entry)

Part-time:
36 Months (Year 1 Entry)
12 Months (Year 3 Entry)

Award
DEGREE 

Commencement Dates

Full-Time Programme
Year 1 Entry
Available from Sep 2023 onwards

Year 2 Entry
Available from Sep 2023 onwards

Year 3 Entry
Sep 2022

Part-Time Programme
Year 1 Entry
Available from Sep 2023 onwards

Year 2 Entry
Available from Sep 2023 onwards

Year 3 Entry
Aug 2022

Contact Details

Local students:

+65 6247 9111

International students:
Main Hotline:

+65 6278 8000

+65 6796 7005

+65 6796 7009