Bachelor of Science (Hons) Psychology (Top-up)Awarded by: Coventry University, UK

Programme Objectives

This course teaches students on how to investigate people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviours using psychological research methods. This course provides a comprehensive foundation of psychological theory and research from a variety of perspectives and approaches.

  • The aims of this programme are:
  • To  give students a knowledge and understanding of the core areas in psychology consistent with ensuring that the programmes meet the British Psychological Society's accreditation requirements,
  • To enable students to make use of psychological research methods and to develop an awareness of ethical issues in psychology,
  • To provide students with the opportunity to carry out independent research in a psychological area of their choice,
  • To encourage the development of knowledge and skills ( including literacy, numeracy, communication and IT skills)  that will enable students to make appropriate career choices,
  • To provide opportunities for students to gain work experience,
  • To provide opportunities for students to gain experience of studying outside of the UK.

 

Why Coventry University

Coventry University, UK

Coventry University is a dynamic, global and transformational ‘Modern University’ whose roots can be traced back to 1843 to the Coventry School of Design. With a proud tradition as a provider of innovative teaching and learning and a focus on impactful research, the university has established a robust reputation for pushing the boundaries of higher education regionally, nationally and across the world.

In recent years Coventry’s student satisfaction levels and teaching quality have been rated amongst the best in the UK, which in turn has led to impressive rises in every major university league table. The combination of these successes and its unique approach to new developments earned Coventry a Gold rating in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017, and saw it labelled “one of the most innovative modern universities in the UK, bold with its vision of what the 21st century student experience should be…” by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

It was ranked as the country’s top modern university in the Guardian University Guide 2019 for the seventh year running – and was in 13th place overall in the table.

The university was named ‘Modern University of the Year’ by the Times and Sunday Times for three years running from 2014 to 2016. Coventry also places in the top 200 in the THE Young University Rankings 2017.

The university is recognised internationally for its expertise in health, peacebuilding and disaster management, and for the world-leading calibre of its engineering and design graduates – particularly in the automotive field. It was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2015 in recognition of its international growth and success over the past six years.

Awards and Accreditations

•         Ranked No.13 UK university - The Guardian University Guide 2019
•         Gold level, for outstanding teaching excellence - Times Higher Education Teaching Excellence Framework Metrics Ranking 2017
•         University of the Year for student experience - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
•         Highest ranking modern university for 7 years running - The Guardian University Guide 2013-2019
•         Queen’s award for enterprise - International Trade 2015
•         97% of graduates employed or in further study six months after graduation - DLHE Undergraduate Survey 2016/17 (published 2018) 
•         4 QS stars rated for overall excellence - QS University Rankings 2019
•         Top 3 in Europe - and top in UK - for quality of student engagement - Times Higher Education Magazine Europe Teaching Rankings 2018
 

Graduation

Students who successfully complete all the requirements will be awarded the Bachelor of Science (Hons) Psychology by Coventry University, UK

Career Opportunities

Gradutes can find career and employment opportunities in a wide range of areas including :

  • Psychologist
  • Teacher
  • Counsellor
  • Probation Officer
  • Civil Servant
  • Research Assistant
  • HR Manager/ Executive
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Case Manager
  • Recruitment Consultant and more.

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

Progression

Work Experience

Quantitative Methods for Psychologists

Qualitative Techniques and Research Design for Psychologists

Academic Writing 2: Developing Skill in Academic Writing

Professional Skills for Psychology Graduates

Clinical Psychology

Health Psychology

Educational and Child Psychology

Independent Research 1

Independent Research 2

Intercultural Communication in a Global Society

 

 

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

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

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
12 Months  May 2019  April 2020
 October 2019  September 2020

 

Part-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
18 Months  September 2019  February 2021

 

Fees & Structure

 Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees  Total Fees
 Full-time  SGD25,680.00  SGD827.15  SGD26,507.15
 Part-time  SGD23,540.00  SGD648.71  SGD24,188.71

Application fees: SGD32.10

Note:
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
# Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
# The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable. Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 17 and above and meet at least ONE of the following requirements:

Higher Diploma in Psychology awarded by MDIS

OR

Diplomas related to Psychology from polytechnics

OR

Other Private Education Institutes (PEIs) or overseas qualifications (equivalent to 1st year EDP) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education*.

Note:
^ Mapped against MDIS Higher Diploma by MDIS and approved by Coventry University; providing 120 general credits at undergraduate course Level 1 and 60 general credits at undergraduate course Level 2, by APL (Accredited Prior Learning).
* Applicants may be required to undertake bridging modules to fulfil the required prerequisite knowledge and cope with the rigours of the course.

 

English Language Requirements

Applications are required to possess one of the following :

A minimum C6 grade in English at GCE ‘O’ Levels 

OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE) 

OR

Letter from College/University clearly stating the Medium of Instruction of the highest qualification to be English

OR

IELTS 6.0 with each sub-band not lower than 5.5 or equivalent 

OR

Students with IELTS 5.5 will be deemed to have the equivalent of 6.0 upon completion of MDIS pre-degree(s) programmes.

Note: All applications are subject to university’s approval.

 

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

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
12 Months  May 2019  April 2020
 October 2019  September 2020

 

Fees & Structure

 Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees  Total Fees
 SGD27,820.00  SGD3,000.00 - SGD3,200.00  SGD30,820.00 - SGD31,020.00

Application fees: SGD321

Note:

# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 17 and above and meet at least ONE of the following requirements:

Higher Diploma in Psychology awarded by MDIS

OR

Diplomas related to Psychology from polytechnics 

OR

Other Private Education Institutes (PEIs) or overseas qualifications (equivalent to 1st year EDP) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education*.

Note:
^ Mapped against MDIS Higher Diploma by MDIS and approved by Coventry University; providing 120 general credits at undergraduate course Level 1 and 60 general credits at undergraduate course Level 2, by APL (Accredited Prior Learning).
* Applicants may be required to undertake bridging modules to fulfil the required prerequisite knowledge and cope with the rigours of the course.

 

English Language Requirements

Applications are required to possess one of the following :

A minimum C6 grade in English at GCE ‘O’ Levels

OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE)

OR

Letter from College/University clearly stating the Medium of Instruction of the highest qualification to be English

OR

IELTS 6.0 with each sub-band not lower than 5.5 or equivalent

OR

Students with IELTS 5.5 will be deemed to have the equivalent of 6.0 upon completion of MDIS pre-degree(s) programmes.

Note: All applications are subject to university’s approval.

 

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.

Enquiry Form

If you are interested in this academic program, please complete the following form and one of our representatives will get back to you as soon as possible.

I would like to receive marketing, advertising and promotional messages via (Please tick)

MDIS values your privacy and we are committed to safeguarding your personal data in compliance with the Personal Data Protection Act 2012. By providing your personal details, you have authorised MDIS to share with you our marketing, advertising and promotional materials.

Quick Information

Duration of Course
Full-time : 12 months
Part-time : 18 months 

Award
DEGREE 

Commencement Dates

Full-time Programme
May 2019
Oct 2019

Part-time Programme
Sep 2019

Contact Details

Local students:
+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International students:
Main Hotline: +65 6278 7660

  • China: +65 8305 5107
  • Taiwan: +65 9181 1527
  • India: +65 8137 2392 / +65 8713 7364
  • Vietnam / Thailand: +65 9137 4990
  • Korea: +65 9372 5853
  • Myanmar: +65 8727 4147
  • Laos / Cambodia: +65 8779 6040
  • Malaysia / Indonesia : +65 9058 5398
  • Russia / Others: +65 9739 4924