Psychology degrees in Singapore that you should know about

by | Oct 14, 2021

The surge in cases of depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts during the pandemic has put mental health in the spotlight.

Whether you are planning to become a Psychologist or just want to learn how to protect your loved ones better, there is a degree for you on this list!

Alternatively, you can take a look at cheaper Psychology courses and diplomas.

In case you are curious about the difference between Psychology and Sociology, an NTU graduate has shared her experience on what it’s like to take a Sociology degree.

Full-Time Psychology Degrees in Singapore

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1.) National University of Singapore (NUS)
Bachelor of Arts/Social Sciences Degree, Major in Psychology

Duration: 4 years

Intake Period: August

Qualifications accepted:

  • GCE A Levels
  • Polytechnic Diploma
  • NUS High School Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Why you should sign up:

  • NUS ranked 11th place in QS World University Rankings 2022
  • NUS Psychology ranked 16th place in QS World University Rankings 2021
  • NUS is ranked 21st place by Times Higher Education 2022
  • The first institution to offer Psychology in Singapore

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2.) Nanyang Technological University Bachelor of Social Sciences Degree in Psychology

Duration: 4 years

Intake Period: August

Qualifications accepted:

For GCE ‘A’ level certificate holders:

  • General Admission Requirements for A level certificate holders
  • A good grade in H1 Level Mathematics
  • A good grade in General Paper/Knowledge & Inquiry

For local Polytechnic Diploma holders:

  • General Admission Requirements for Diploma holders
  • A good grade in O Level Additional Mathematics

For International Students & Students with other qualifications:

  • A good grade in Additional Mathematics at Junior High School Level/Mathematics at IB Standard Level
  • A good grade in English at Senior High School Level/ IB Standard Level

Why you should sign up:

  • NTU ranked 12th place in QS World University Rankings 2022
  • NTU Psychology Degree ranked 27th place in QS World University Rankings 2021
  • NTU is ranked 1st place in Times Higher Education’s Young Universities Rankings
  • Wide variety of modules offered allows students to explore different aspects of the subject

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3.) Singapore Management University
Bachelor of Social Sciences Degree, Major in Psychology

Duration: 4 years

Intake Period: August

Qualifications requirements:

  • GCE A Levels
  • Polytechnic Diploma
  • NUS High School Diploma
  • IB Diploma
  • International and Other Qualifications

Why you should sign up:

  • SMU is ranked 12th among Specialist Universities of the world by QS in 2021
  • SMU is ranked 15th Best Young University in the world by QS in 2021
  • Interactive pedagogy that hones critical thinking, communication, presentation, and social skill.
  • Psychology Degree students have opportunities for global exposure through study mission trips, exchange and/or overseas internships

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4.) Singapore Institute of Management (University at Buffalo)
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology

Duration: 4 years

Intake Period: August

Qualifications requirements:

  • GCE A Level
  • Polytechnic Diploma
  • SIM Diploma
  • IB Diploma
  • SIM Management Foundation Studies (MFS) and its equivalent
  • Qualifications equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma, average grade of ‘B’ or better

Why you should sign up:

  • High quality and interactive American education
  • Students admitted are regular UB students; there is no distinction between Singapore and Buffalo
  • Option to study one semester in Buffalo’s home campus in US
  • Accreditation and recognition of UB Psychology degrees

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5.) James Cook University
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Major in Psychology

Duration: 2 years

Intake Period: March, July and November

Qualifications requirements:

  • 12 years of schooling or equivalent
  • Successful completion of the JCU Singapore Foundation Program

Why you should sign up:

  • The trimester system at JCU allows you to complete your Psychology degree in 2 years
  • You will graduate with the same globally recognised Psychology degree as students who study at James Cook University in Australia

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6.) Kaplan (Murdoch University)
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology

Duration:

  • 28 months (Full course)
  • 16 months (For those eligible for advanced standing)

Intake Period: January, May and September

Qualifications requirements:

  • Polytechnic Diploma
  • Kaplan Diploma
  • Private Diploma, Advanced Diploma, ACCA or other equivalent qualifications

Why you should sign up:

  • Kaplan prides itself as an institute for students who are looking to balance work, life and getting a career
  • Kaplan has more dedicated support staff than any other education provider and focuses on ensuring that students’ experience is both enjoyable and successful

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7.) Management Development Institute of Singapore (University of Roehampton)
Bachelor of Science in Psychological and Behavioural Science Degree

Duration:

  • 27 Months (Year 1 Entry)
  • 9 Months (Year 3 Entry)

Intake Period: September

Qualifications requirements:

Why you should sign up:

  •  MDIS is Singapore’s oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning
  • MDIS offers internationally accredited Psychology degrees
  • University of Roehampton is ranked 79th in The Complete University Guide 2022

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Part-Time Psychology Degrees in Singapore

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1.) Singapore University of Social Sciences
Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology

Duration:

  • 3 years (Degree)
  • 4 years (Degree with honours)
  • You may choose to take up to 8 years to complete the degree.

Intake Period: January and July

Qualifications requirements:

  • GCE A Levels
  • Polytechnic Diploma
  • NUS High School Diploma
  • IB Diploma
  • Diploma from ITE
  • Other Diploma qualifications plus an acceptable SAT or ACT (with Writing) score
  • Two years of full-time work experience
  • Currently employed on a full-time basis

Other requirements:

  • At least 21 years old

Why you should sign up:

  • Learning at SUSS is not bound by age or qualification, experience or background
  • SUSS offers an open and inclusive admissions pathway for students with diverse backgrounds and learning preferences

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2.) Kaplan (Murdoch University)
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology

Duration:

  • 28 months (Full course)
  • 16 months (For those eligible for advanced standing)

Intake Period: January, May and September

Qualifications requirements:

  • Polytechnic Diploma
  • Kaplan Diploma
  • Private Diploma, Advanced Diploma, ACCA or other equivalent qualifications

Why you should sign up:

  • Kaplan prides itself as an institute for students who are looking to balance work, life and getting a career
  • Kaplan has more dedicated support staff than any other education provider and focuses on ensuring that students’ experience is both enjoyable and successful

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3.) Management Development Institute of Singapore
(University of Roehampton, UK)
Bachelor of Science in Psychological and Behavioural Science Degree

Duration:

  • 36 Months (Year 1 Entry)
  • 12 Months (Year 3 Entry)

Intake Period: September

Qualifications requirements:

Why you should sign up:

  • MDIS is Singapore’s oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning
  • MDIS offers internationally accredited Psychology degrees
  • University of Roehampton is ranked 79th in The Complete University Guide 2022

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Conclusion

As a current Psychology student, I find learning Psychology very fulfilling, beneficial and applicable to daily life and work. Besides being a potential career path, it has helped me understand myself and those around me better.

To those interested in pursuing this path, I hope this list of Psychology degrees helps you find a journey that best suits you!

If you like to find out more about the various Psychology educational options, check out our article on 10 Psychology diplomas and courses in Singapore.

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