International Foundation Diploma in Psychology
Awarded by: MDIS

Course Overview

Programme Objectives

# Provide students with a foundation in the field of psychology
# Equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to progress to the higher diploma level
# Introduce the basic communication skills in psychology, self and personality development and human conduct
# It touches on the basic elements of psychology thus making the students ready for a smooth progression to the next level of studies
# Equip participants with applied psychology skills and to prepare them to embark on a psychology degree programme
# Focus mainly in particular fields of applied psychology that includes organisational psychology, counselling, leadership and development, marketing and business psychology

Assessment Methods

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

Why 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.

Graduation

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

Progression

Upon successful completion of this programme, students will progress to the Higher Diploma in Psychology.

 

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
  • bsidised, 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

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

Course Curriculum

Communication in Psychology

Self and Personality Development

Motivation and Human Conduct

Employee Assessment and Leadership Development

Basic Counselling Skills

History of Psychology

Psychology and Social Science Research

Applied Business Psychology

Applied Marketing Psychology

Graduation Project

 

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

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

Local Application

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  
7 Months  We are currently not accepting students for this programme.

 

Part-time
Duration  Commencement  
12 Months  We are currently not accepting students for this programme.

 

Fees & Structure

 Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees  Total Fees
 Full-time (7 months)  SGD6,634.00  SGD483.49  SGD7,117.49
 Part-time (12 months)  SGD6,420.00  SGD222.36  SGD6,642.36

Application fees: SGD21.40

Note:
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# 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

Applicants must be of age 14 and above and meet at least one of the following requirements:

At least 1 GCE 'O' Level Pass

OR

Nitec / Higher Nitec qualification 

OR

International applicants must have completed 10 years formal education

OR

Mature candidates (≥30 years old with 8 years relevant work experience)

OR

At Least 1 IGCSE Level Pass

OR

Online English Placement Test conducted by MDIS. 

 

English Language Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following English Language requirements:

At least a C6 pass for English at GCE ‘O’ level or equivalent

OR

Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent

OR

Pass the English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS

OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English

OR

1 IGCSE Level Pass (either English 1st language or 2nd language)

OR

Achieve a minimum score of 85 and above in Duolingo English Test

 

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
 Citibank  1800 225 5225  http://www.citibank.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
 Bank of China  1800 669 5566  http://www.bankofchina.com/sg

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

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

 

International Application

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  
7 Months  We are currently not accepting students for this programme.

 

Fees & Structure

 Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees  Total Fees
 SGD7,490.00  SGD2,200 - SGD2,300  SGD9,690.00 - SGD9,790.00

Application fees: SGD321

Note:

# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# 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

Applicants must be of age 14 and above and meet at least one of the following requirements:

At least 1 GCE 'O' Level Pass

OR

Nitec / Higher Nitec qualification

OR

International applicants must have completed 10 years formal education

OR

Mature candidates (≥30 years old with 8 years relevant work experience)

OR

At Least 1 IGCSE Level Pass

OR

Online English Placement Test conducted by MDIS.

 

English Language Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following English Language requirements:

At least a C6 pass for English at GCE ‘O’ level or equivalent

OR

Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent

OR

Pass the English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS

OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English

OR

1 IGCSE Level Pass (either English 1st language or 2nd language).

 

Application Procedure

International student is required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore.

Applicant is required to submit the following documents to MDIS:

MDIS Application Form

  • 4 recent passport-size photographs of the applicant. (against white background)
  • 1 copy of Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) e-Form 16
  • Copy of applicant's passport pages showing his/ her particulars and travel and travel document's date of validity. (At least 1 year)
  • Copy of applicant's Birth Certificate / Affidavit
  • Copy of applicant's Certified / Notarised copy of Education Results/Certificates and Transcripts ( with detailed results)
  • Copy of the student pass (For applicants transferred from other schools in Singapore) or Notification for Cancellation of Student Pass, Visit pass and Embarkation Form.
  • Must show proof of English Medium Study / First Placement Test Attempted / IELTS / TOEFL
  • Copy of financial ability. (e.g. bank statement, fixed deposit / saving account ) • Visa Required Country only (E.g. minimum amount of RMB150,000 for PRC only)
  • Proof of parent's occupation (PRC only)
  • University Matriculation Form (if applicable)
  • Letter by applicant indicating interest to study with MDIS (study plan/ statement of purpose) for Master programmes

*Notarized English translations are needed if documents are in other languages.

For more enquiries, please contact us at 6278 8000 or email us at ib@mdis.edu.sg.

MDIS permits students to pay their course fee in instalments. An administrative charge of S$107.00 (inclusive of GST) will be levied on each late instalment payment of the course fee. Fees are payable upon confirmation and acceptance of the place in the programme before the programme commencement.

You may pay your fee by cash, NETS, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or by cheque or through our financial assistance scheme.If payment is by cheque, please indicate the details of the programme applied for on the back of the cheque, stating clearly you personal particulars and company name. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are inclusive of GST.

Please note that under the Private Education Act, all students will enter into a Fee Protection Scheme contract with MDIS.

 

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 detail information.