10 Psychology Degrees in Singapore to help you reach new heights

Believe it or not, Psychology is not only one of the most diverse fields potential students can venture into, but it is also one of the most promising. It was reported by the White Paper Report that fewer than 25% of Psychology graduates often continue working in one of the many fields and divisions of Psychology. Other graduates can often be found working in a variety of business and industries, such as sales and marketing, or teaching at educational institutions.

You can also take comfort in the fact that the demand for Psychologists, too, is continuously growing. The USA’s Bureau of Labor Statistics projected a 19% growth between 2014-2024 in job outlook for Psychologists, a number which is comparatively higher than many other fields of work. The world will always have a need for Psychologists; you can count on that.

Alas, you need not look further than the following Singaporean universities & institutions to give you the boost you require:

1. National University of Singapore – B.A. Psychology (Hons.)

  • Duration: 4 years, full-time
  • Modules: Biological, Cognitive, Developmental, Social and Personality, Abnormal Psychology, Emotion and Health Psychology, etc.
  • Pre-requisites: Pass in GCE ‘O’ level Mathematics; Minimum B-grade in modules PL1101E and Pl2131
  • Tuition Fees p.a.
    • Citizens on MoE TG: S$8,050
    • PR on MoE TG: S$11,250
    • In’tl Students on MoE TG: S$17,100
    • Students not on MoE TG: S$29,350
  • Target Jobs: Institutions such as Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Education, Singapore Prison Service, Singapore Police Force
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Photo courtesy: nus.edu.sg

2. James Cook University – Bachelor of Psychological Science

  • Accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)
  • Duration: 24 months full-time; 48 months part-time
  • Intake: March, July, November
  • Modules: Exploring psychology, Anthropology, Australian Society, Behavioural Psychology + Optional Subjects
  • Pre-requisites: Completion of 12 years of schooling or equivalent; IELTS 6.0
  • Tuition Fees:
    • Citizens & PR: S$53,928
    • In’tl Students: S$56,496
  • Target Jobs: Schools, Private practice, Hospitals and healthcare services, Drug and alcohol services, Rehabilitation services, Counselling services, Correctional services, and Child safety.
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3. Nanyang Technological University – B.A. in Psychology (Hons.)

  • Duration: 4 years, full-time
  • Intake: August
  • Modules: Introduction to Psychology, Biological Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, personality and Individual Differences, Cognitive Psychology, Abnormal Psychology + Electives
  • Pre-requisites: Minimum 2 GCE ‘A’ level passes at H2 level and General Paper/Knowledge & Inquiry, or equivalent
  • Tuition Fees p.a.
    • Citizens on MoE TG: S$8,050
    • PR on MoE TG: S$11,250
    • In’tl Students on MoE TG: S$17,100
    • Students not on MoE TG: S$31,460

4. Management Development Institute of Singapore – B.Sc. in Behavioural Studies with concentration in Psychology

  • Degree awarded by Oklahoma City University, USA
  • Duration: 18 months, full-time/part-time
  • Intake: March & October (full-time), July (part-time)
  • Modules: Research and Analysis, Anatomy & Physiology, Arts and Our World, Behaviour Modification, Cognitive Psychology, Theories of Counselling, etc.
  • Pre-requisites: Advanced Diploma in Psychology by MDIS, Polytechnic Diploma in any discipline or equivalent; IELTS 6.0
  • Tuition Fees
    • Citizens & PR: S$27,584 (full-time), S$25,344 (part-time)
    • In’tl Students: S$28,890
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5. Singapore Management University – Bachelor of Social Science

  • Intake: August
  • Modules: Psychology Research Methods, Abnormal Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Social Psychology etc.
  • Pre-requisites: Good passes in minimum 3 H2 GCE ‘A’ level subjects or equivalent
  • Tuition Fees p.a.
    • Citizens on MoE TG: S$11,300
    • PR on MoE TG: S$15,800
    • In’tl Students on MoE TG: S$24,100
    • Students not on MoE TG: S$42,970
  • Target Jobs: Consulting, Finance, Human Resources, Management. Government, Media, marketing, Hospitality, PR

6. Singapore University of Social Sciences – Bachelor of Counselling

  • Duration: 3-4 years, part-time
  • Intake: January, July
  • Modules: Human development, Counselling processes and practice, Ethics in counselling, Group theory, Multicultural counselling, Family counselling, etc.
  • Pre-requisites: GCE ‘A’ level with 2 passes or equivalent
  • Job Targets: In various industries, businesses and consultancy work such as, people management and assistance type services within the educational, legal, financial, welfare, social, health and other service sectors
  • Tuition Fees
    • Citizens on MoE TG: S$15,022-18,874
    • PR on MoE TG: S$26,707-33,555
    • Citizens & PR not on MoE: S$33,384-41,944
    • Other Residents not on MoE: S$40,060-50,332

7. Singapore University of Social Sciences – B.Sc. Psychology

  • Duration: 3-4 years, part-time
  • Intake: January, July
  • Modules: Psychology and Social Science core and elective subjects
  • Pre-requisites: GCE ‘A’ level with 2 passes or equivalent
  • Tuition Fees
    • Citizens on MoE TG: S$15,022-15,454
    • PR on MoE TG: S$26,707-27,473
    • Citizens & PR not on MoE: S$33,384-34,341
    • Other Residents not on MoE: S$40,060-41,209
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8. Kaplan Singapore – B.A. in Psychology

  • Degree awarded by Murdoch University in Australia
  • Accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Duration: 28 months, full-time
  • Intake: May
  • Modules: Psychological research methods, Abnormal Behaviour, Cognitive Processes, Human Development, Self and Society, etc.
  • Pre-requisites: Polytechnic diploma or equivalent
  • Tuition Fees
    • Citizen & PR: S$26,108
    • In’tl Students: S$28,504

9. Raffles College of Higher Education – B.Sc. Psychology (Hons.)

  • Degree awarded by University of Chester
  • Duration: 3 years, full-time
  • Intakes: January, April, July, October
  • Modules: Introduction, Research Methods, Social Psychology, Neuropsychology, Research dissertation, Developmental Psychology, Theme in Biological Psychology, etc. + Electives
  • Pre-requisites: Completion of high school or equivalent; IELTS 6.5 or equivalent
  • Tuition Fees: S$51,400

10. East Asia Institute of Management – B.Sc. Psychology (Hons.)

  • Degree awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Duration: 12 months, full-time/part-time
  • Intake: February, May, August, November
  • Modules: Health Psychology, Exercise Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Applied Psychology, Contemporary Issues, Research Dissertation, Occupational Psychology
  • Pre-requisites: EASB/Polytechnics Diploma or equivalent; IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
  • Tuition Fees
    • Citizens & PR: S$16,650
    • In’tl Students: S$17,250
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At the end of the day, the course and university you choose must be tailored to your own needs and requirements. Psychology, in particular, is home to multiple fields in itself, be it clinical psychology, sports psychology and forensic psychology, among many others. While you may be limited in your Bachelor’s degree, since more general modules are usually offered, it is during your Masters or Doctorate that you specify the branch of Psychology you want to establish yourself into.

 

Disclaimer: Programs are listed in no particular order; fee and other data is accurate as of March 2017.