Diploma of Higher Education (Majoring in Psychological Science)




What will I learn?

Students with Year 12, GCE ‘A’ Level or its equivalent but do not meet direct entry to a degree program are eligible to pursue this qualification.

Students in this course will be given a tailored program within the allocated study period to acquire the necessary skills needed to progress to an undergraduate degree program or for applicants who wish to trial the Psychology undergraduate curriculum before committing to the Bachelor course.

Students enrolled in this major will complete two core subjects of the Diploma of Higher Education, along with six subjects contributing to the first year of the James Cook University and the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited Bachelor of Psychological Science.

The Diploma of Higher Education (Majoring in Psychological Science) will also provide an exit point for early graduates who wish to undertake advanced skills or paraprofessional work in the industry.

Upon completion, students may be given advanced standing/exemptions of 8 subjects into the Bachelor of Psychological Science program.

Students are required to complete 8 subjects (24 credit points) as per following:

  • Developing Academic Skills
  • Learning in a Digital Environment
  • Exploring Psychology: From Brain To Practice
  • Exploring Psychology: From Perception To Reality
  • Critical Thinking In Psychology: How To Think About Weird Things
  • Communicating Psychology: Listening, Translating & Disseminating
  • Introduction To Counselling
  • Multicultural, Child and Adolescent Counselling

Which department am I in?

James Cook University Singapore

Study options

Full Time (8 months)

Tuition fees
SG $20,116 for the entire course
Start date

Expected November 2023


James Cook University Singapore

149 Sims Drive,

387380, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

Year 12, GCE ‘A’ Level qualifications or its equivalent (who do not meet direct entry requirement)

IELTS 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0); or

Satisfactory completion of James Cook University Singapore ELPP Level 3 with a minimum score of 55%; or

Students who have successfully completed 2 years of full-time study in English medium may satisfy the English Language Requirement.


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