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$8,200
    • PR on MoE TG: S$11,500
    • In’tl Students on MoE TG: S$17,550
    • Students not on MoE TG: S$29,850
  • 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$59,064
    • In’tl Students: S$61,632
  • 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$8,200
    • PR on MoE TG: S$11,500
    • In’tl Students on MoE TG: S$17,550
    • Students not on MoE TG: S$31,970

4. 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$11,450
    • PR on MoE TG: S$16,000
    • In’tl Students on MoE TG: S$24,500
    • Students not on MoE TG: S$44,700
  • Target Jobs: Consulting, Finance, Human Resources, Management. Government, Media, marketing, Hospitality, PR

5. 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, at least 2 years of working experience/currently working full-time. 21 years old and above
  • 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$15,217.54 – S$15,219.68
    • PR on MoE TG: S$29,820.90 – S$29,826.25
    • Citizens & PR not on MoE: S$38,333.82 – S$38,339.17
    • Other Residents not on MoE: S$46,000.58 – S$46,007.00

6. 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, at least 2 years of working experience/currently working full-time. 21 years old and above
  • Tuition Fees
    • Citizens on MoE TG: S$15,218.61 – S$15,565.29
    • PR on MoE TG: S$29,825.18 – S$30,500.35
    • Citizens & PR not on MoE: S$38,338.10 – S$39,211.22
    • Other Residents not on MoE: S$45,002.27- S$46,704.22

7. SIM Global Education – Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

  • Degree awarded by the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, US.
  • Duration: 3 years, full-time
  • Intake: Jan, May, Aug
  • Modules: Introductory Psychology, Psychological Statistics, Scientific Enquiry in Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Behavioural Neuroscience, etc.
  • Pre-requisites: A-Level qualifications/Poly Diploma/SIM Diploma/IB
  • Tuition Fees: S$69,336 (for students with no credit exemption)
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Photo courtesy: straitstimes

8. Kaplan Singapore – B.A. in Psychology

  • Degree awarded by Murdoch University in Australia. A double major option (Psychology and Journalism) is also available
  • Accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Duration: 28 months, full-time (part-time available)
  • Intake: January, May, September
  • 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$30,083.05 (part-time), 30,291.70 (full-time)
    • In’tl Students: S$30,816.00
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9. Kaplan Singapore – Bachelor of Science (Honours) Psychology (Clinical Psychology)

  • Degree awarded by Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • Duration: 18 months, full-time (part-time available)
  • Intake: Twice yearly, do contact Kaplan course advisors for more information
  • Modules: 11 modules in total. These include Psychobiology, Cognition and Individual Differences, Advanced Qualitative and Survey Methods and Laboratory Experience, Alcoholism, and more
  • Pre-requisites: Polytechnic/Kaplan Diploma
  • Tuition Fees: S$23,968 (Singapore citizens and PRs)

10. Kaplan Singapore – Bachelor of Science (Honours) Psychology (Forensic Psychology) (Top-up)

  • Degree awarded by Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • Duration: 18 months, full-time (part-time available)
  • Intake: Twice yearly, do contact Kaplan course advisors for more information
  • Modules: 11 modules in total. These include Social and Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology, Neuropsychology and Cognitive Science, Applied Forensic Psychology, Mental Health Problems and Crime, and more
  • Pre-requisites: Polytechnic/Kaplan Diploma
  • Tuition Fees: S$23,968 (Singapore citizens and PRs)

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.

UniversityDurationIntakeModulesPre-requisitesTuition Fees P. A.Target Jobs
National University of Singapore – B.A. Psychology (Hons.)4 years, full-timeBiological, Cognitive, Developmental, Social and Personality, Abnormal Psychology, Emotion and Health Psychology, etc.Pass in GCE ‘O’ level Mathematics; Minimum B-grade in modules PL1101E and Pl2131* Citizens on MoE TG: S$8,200
* PR on MoE TG: S$11,500
* In’tl Students on MoE TG: S$17,550
* Students not on MoE TG: S$29,850
Institutions such as Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Education, Singapore Prison Service, Singapore Police Force
James Cook University – Bachelor of Psychological ScienceJames Cook University – Bachelor of Psychological ScienceMarch, July, NovemberExploring psychology, Anthropology, Australian Society, Behavioural Psychology + Optional SubjectsCompletion of 12 years of schooling or equivalent; IELTS 6.0* Citizens & PR: S$59,064
* In’tl Students: S$61,632
Schools, Private practice, Hospitals and healthcare services, Drug and alcohol services, Rehabilitation services, Counselling services, Correctional services, and Child safety.
Nanyang Technological University – B.A. in Psychology (Hons.)4 years, full-timeAugustIntroduction to Psychology, Biological Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, personality and Individual Differences, Cognitive Psychology, Abnormal Psychology + ElectivesMinimum 2 GCE ‘A’ level passes at H2 level and General Paper/Knowledge & Inquiry, or equivalent* Citizens on MoE TG: S$8,200
* PR on MoE TG: S$11,500
* In’tl Students on MoE TG: S$17,550
* Students not on MoE TG: S$31,970
Singapore Management University – Bachelor of Social Science AugustPsychology Research Methods, Abnormal Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Social Psychology etc.Good passes in minimum 3 H2 GCE ‘A’ level subjects or equivalent* Citizens on MoE TG: S$15,218.61 - S$15,565.29
PR on MoE TG: S$29,825.18 - S$30,500.35
Citizens & PR not on MoE: S$38,338.10 - S$39,211.22
Other Residents not on MoE: S$45,002.27- S$46,704.22
Consulting, Finance, Human Resources, Management. Government, Media, marketing, Hospitality, PR
Singapore University of Social Sciences – Bachelor of Counselling 3-4 years, part-timeJanuary, JulyHuman development, Counselling processes and practice, Ethics in counselling, Group theory, Multicultural counselling, Family counselling, etc.GCE ‘A’ level with 2 passes or equivalent* Citizens on MoE TG: S$15,217.54 - S$15,219.68
* PR on MoE TG: S$29,820.90 - S$29,826.25
* Citizens & PR not on MoE: S$38,333.82 - S$38,339.17
* Other Residents not on MoE: S$46,000.58 - S$46,007.00
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
SIM Global Education - Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)3 years, full-timeJanuary, May, AugustIntroductory Psychology, Psychological Statistics, Scientific Enquiry in Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Behavioural Neuroscience, etc.A-Level qualifications/Poly Diploma/SIM Diploma/IB* S$69,336 (for students with no credit exemption)
Singapore University of Social Sciences – B.Sc. Psychology 3-4 years, part-timeJanuary, JulyPsychology and Social Science core and elective subjectsGCE ‘A’ level with 2 passes or equivalent*Citizens on MoE TG: S$15,218.61 - S$15,565.29
*PR on MoE TG: S$29,825.18 - S$30,500.35
*Citizens & PR not on MoE: S$38,338.10 - S$39,211.22
*Other Residents not on MoE: S$45,002.27- S$46,704.22
Kaplan Singapore – B.A. in Psychology 28 months, full-timeMayPsychological research methods, Abnormal Behaviour, Cognitive Processes, Human Development, Self and Society, etc.Polytechnic diploma or equivalent* Citizen & PR: S$30,083.05 (part-time), 30,291.70 (full-time)
* In’tl Students: S$30,816.00
Kaplan Singapore - Bachelor of Science (Honours) Psychology (Clinical Psychology)18 months, full-time (part-time available)Twice yearlyPsychobiology, Cognition and Individual Differences, Advanced Qualitative and Survey Methods and Laboratory Experience, Alcoholism, and morePolytechnic/Kaplan Diploma* S$23,968 (Singapore citizens and PRs)
Kaplan Singapore - Bachelor of Science (Honours) Psychology (Forensic Psychology) (Top-up)18 months, full-time (part-time available)Twice yearlySocial and Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology, Neuropsychology and Cognitive Science, Applied Forensic Psychology, Mental Health Problems and Crime, and morePolytechnic/Kaplan Diploma* S$23,968 (Singapore citizens and PRs)

 

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Disclaimer: Programs are listed in no particular order; fees and other data are up to date as of Nov 2020. This list is not an endorsement of the programmes within, always do adequate research to see if a programme is a good fit for you!

 

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