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 BSc Psychology

 Undergraduate Studies

Next Available Intake

 January 2018


Application Closing Date

30 September 2017

 

Tuition Fee

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For government subsidy, click here​​.​

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Programme Overview


​This programme provides grounding in various fields of psychology, including organisational, social, personality, abnormal, developmental, and cognitive psychology, as well as research methods and statistics. Qualified instructors with relevant organisational experience add richness to the learning experience.
 
  
Basic Programme
Students are required to complete a total of 130 credit units (cu) to graduate with a basic degree, inclusive of 10 cu of university core courses.
 
The breakdown of the cu to be completed is:
  • 45 cu of Psychology core courses;
  • 20 cu of Social Science core courses;
  • 45 cu of Psychology elective courses;
  • 10 cu of Social Science elective courses; and
  • 10 cu of University core courses.
 
 
Basic + Honours Option Programme
This programme has an honours option. Students who achieve a CGPA of 3.5 and above upon completion of their basic degree will be invited to enroll in the Honours programme. To graduate with a basic degree, students are required to complete a total of 130 credit units (cu) of courses, inclusive of 10 cu of university core courses. A total of 170 cu is required to graduate with honours, inclusive of 10 cu of university core courses.
 
The breakdown of the cu to be completed is:
  • 55 cu of Psychology core courses;
  • 20 cu of Social Science core courses;
  • 75 cu of Psychology elective courses;
  • 10 cu of Social Science elective courses; and
  • 10 cu of University core courses. 
Click here​ to view the programme curriculum and class schedule.
This programme is for all those who find Psychology interesting, and wish to pursue it either as a career or as an aid to some other career. The degree programme is enriching for those who are in jobs that involve working with people or that require an understanding of them. Sometimes, what is needed are skills to understand people as people; in other situations, an objective and detached judgement is required. In either case, however, grounding in Psychology is helpful.​
A psychology bachelor's degree is a general social sciences degree. Graduates can basically work in any field. However, to pursue a career in psychology (e.g., as a clinical, counselling, educational, or academic psychologist), a higher degree in psychology is required (e.g., master's or PhD). Some of our alumni, after having obtained an honours degree in psychology at UniSIM, have pursued a master’s/ PhD degree in other universities.
There are also various types of financial aid available to students who need financial assistance. Please click here​ for more details.