Specialist Diploma in Psychology Studies


By: ASAS School

November 4, 2014


Program Introduction

Psychology study is about learning brain and behavior of human. The program will help you to understand yourself and the people around you. It complements all areas of profession as it will enhance your ability to communicate with others. For student who wants a career as a psychologist, you will learn how people change and grow throughout lifespan and how it impacts their mental health.

Potential Career Path in following industry: Counselors, Assistance in Health and Social Services, Sales & Marketing Personnel, Public Relations, Education and Training, Administration in all industries



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

For mature students, the language proficiency will be assessed by the school on a case-by-case basis

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 Psychology Studies upon completion, awarded by Arium School of Arts & Sciences.

Course Fees

Kindly refer to the Payment of Fees page


Teaching Staff & Student-Teacher ratio

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Average Teacher-Student ratio is 1:49.


Program Subjects

Students must complete 1 core and 7 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: http://asasedu.com/contact-us/


Student Contract

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Core Electives (Choose minimum of 18 credits [6 modules] from below)

ID Subject Title Credit Hours
1. Freshman Composition 1 (Core) 3
2. General Psychology 3
3. Developmental Psychology 3
4. Abnormal Psychology 3
5. Organization Psychology 3
6. Theories of Personality 3
7. Counseling 3
8. Child Development 3
9. Abnormal Child Psychology 3
10. Parenting: Parent-Child  Relationship 3
11. Cognitive Psychology 3
12. Stress Management  3
13. Motivation 3
14. Education Psychology 3
15. Forensic Psychology 3



Free Electives ( Choose 2 Modules form below)

ID Subject Title Credit Hours
1. Write Reports 1.5
2. Present Information 1.5
3. Project A Positive and Professional Image 0.5
4. Provide Go-The-Extra-Miles Service 0.5
5. Respond To Service Challenges 0.5
6. Children with Special Needs 3
7. Psychology of Learning 3
8. Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
9. Crime and Delinquency 3
10. Victimology 3
11. Family Violence 3
12. Introduction to Sociology 3

Course Plan

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