Specialist Diploma in Forensic Psychology

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By: ASAS School

October 14, 2014

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Program Introduction

Forensic Psychology involves applying psychology to the field of criminal investigation and law. It involves criminal profiling, narrowing down the suspect list, assessment and treatment of criminal behavior. It is also appropriate for students who want to go into paralegal studies, counselling, social welfare services, investigation and security line.

Careers involved working in Securities Industry, Law Firms, Rehabilitation & Correction Centers, Investigations, Community Services, Social Services, Counselors and Schools.

 

Eligibility

 

Academic Requirements

  • Minimum 16 years old
  • 2 GCE ’O’ Level passes (minimum Grade C6) in any subjects, (OR)
  • Nitec, Higher Nitec or equivalent, (OR)
  • WSQ Certificate (any framework), (OR)
  • Mature Students (minimum 30 years old with 8 years of working experience)

 

Language Requirements

  • Language proficiency:
    • GCE O Level English C6 and above
    • or minimum IELTS 5.5
    • or PTEA 45
    • or WPLN level 5 in Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing

 

Course Commencement Dates

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Structure and Duration

  • 8 Modules
  • Minimum 12 months, Part-time
  • 2 evenings per week, 6.45pm – 9.15pm
  • Full-time study is not available

 

Assessment Methods

The following types of direct assessment methods are used as evaluation tools for each module:

  • Assignments (60%)
  • Exam (40%)

Assignments may consist of Multiple choice, True/False, Short answer questions and written assignment such as essays, Case Studies, Critical Reviews and Research Papers.

The exam is held within 1 to 4 weeks after the last lesson.

 

Delivery Method

Classroom based.

 

Graduation Requirements

  • Achieve a minimum 24 credits and earn at least a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • Students will be conferred Specialist Diploma in Forensic Psychology upon completion, awarded by Arium School of Arts & Sciences.

 

Course Fees

Kindly refer to the Payment of Fees page

 

Teaching Staff & Student-Teacher ratio

For complete list and profile of our lecturers, please click here

Average Teacher-Student ratio is 1:49.

 

Program Subjects

Students must complete 5 core electives and 3 free electives.

ASAS does not offer all the subjects listed below each semester or each year. Certain subjects may be offered on an alternate-year basis or as determined by demand. Check with our consultants on the availability of the subjects: https://asasedu.com/contact-us/

 

Student Contract

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Modules

Core Electives (Choose 5 modules from below)

ID Subject Title Credit Hours
1. Criminal Justice 3
2. Forensic Psychology 3
3. Theories of Crime Analysis 3
4. Theories of Criminal Behaviour 3
5. Write Reports 1.5

Free Electives

ID Subject Title Credit Hours
1. Abnormal Psychology 3
2. Communication Skills 3
3. Ethics, Values and Legislation (WSQ) (Classroom & Asynchronous) 3
4. Para-Counselling (WSQ) 3
5. Present Information (WSQ) 1.5
6. Resilience and Self-Care (WSQ) 3
7. Service Challenges (WSQ) 0.5
8. Service Excellence (WSQ) 1
9. Social Psychology 3

Course Plan

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