This course has a strong emphasis on research methods and statistics. There are ample opportunities for students to conduct research and experiments in various domains of psychology.
It develops graduates with relevant knowledge, skills and attributes to take up jobs in key industry sectors, such as social service and special needs education.
It provides a choice of specialisations with electives such as Abnormal Psychology, Assessment & Interventions in Special Needs Education, and Health Psychology.
With Diploma in Psychology Studies:
- Psychology Assistant
- Social Work Associate
- Special Education Teacher
- Early Intervention Teacher
- Autism Coach
- Allied Educator (Learning Behavioural Support)
- Learning Support Associate
- Research Assistant
- Student Support Assistant
- Programme Executive (Social Services)
- Care Staff (e.g. Children’s Home)
- Youth Worker
With University Degrees in Psychology:
- Psychologist (in a specialised field)
- Social Worker
- Research Officer
- Child Protection Officer
- Behaviour Therapist
- Research Coordinator
Minimum Entry Requirements
To be eligible for consideration for admission, applicants must obtain 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus Points) and meet the minimum entry requirements of this course. CCA cannot be used to meet the minimum entry requirements.
|English Language (EL1)*||Grades 1-6|
|Mathematics (E or A)||Grades 1-7|
|Any three other subjects, excluding CCA||Grades 1-6|
To be eligible for selection, applicants must have sat for at least one of the following subjects: Art/ Art & Design, Business Studies, Combined Humanities, Commerce, Commercial Studies, Economics, Geography, Higher Art, Higher Music, History, Introduction to Enterprise Development, Literature in English, Literature in Chinese, Literature in Malay, Literature in Tamil, Media Studies (English)/ Media Studies (Chinese), Music.
Applicants must have also sat for one of these subjects: Additional Mathematics, Art/ Art & Design, Business Studies, Chinese, Combined Humanities, Commerce, Commercial Studies, Creative 3D Animation, Design & Technology, Economics, Elementary Mathematics, Food & Nutrition, Geography, Higher Art, Higher Chinese, Higher Malay, Higher Music, Higher Tamil, History, Introduction to Enterprise Development, Literature in English, Literature in Chinese, Literature in Malay, Literature in Tamil, Malay, Media Studies (English), Media Studies (Chinese), Music, Principles of Accounts, Tamil.
* Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)/ Unified Examination Chinese (UEC) holders must have a minimum of grade 6 for the relevant English Language subject (e.g. Bahasa Inggeris).
See also the minimum entry requirements for: