The Master of Arts (Applied Psychology) aims to produce graduates who will become leaders in the field of psychological service.
It is designed to provide theoretical knowledge and research insights as well as practical skills to interested individuals who have the pre-requisite qualifications to train as specialists in the field of Educational Psychology or Counselling Psychology. The program provides specialist training as an Educational Psychologist or a Counselling Psychologist. It also provides graduates with training towards becoming a Registered Psychologist in Singapore.
The programme has a twin-track structure, one offering a specialisation in Educational Psychology and the other in Counselling Psychology.
Awards at the National Institute of Education are structured in terms of Academic Units (AU). The Master of Arts (Applied Psychology) comprises 42 AU. With effect from Jan 2016, the 42 AU include 4 core courses, 1 prescribed elective, 3 elective courses, two practica attachments, and either:
- a dissertation or
- 2 additional electives
The programme structure is as follows:
|Dissertation Option||AU||Non-Dissertation Option||AU|
|8 courses||24||10 courses||30|
|Practicum 1||6||Practicum 1||6|
|Practicum 2||6||Practicum 2||6|
|Total AU||42||Total AU||42|
Students Completing Dissertation
Students who are eligible for dissertation must write a research-based dissertation (6 AU) of around 15,000 words. They are required to complete 8 courses (24 AU) in total: 4 core courses,1 prescribed elective in their areas of specialization and 3 elective courses (2 of which must be in their chosen area of specialisation). The courses are 39 hours in duration (13 weeks x 3 hours). They are also required to complete two practicum attachments (12 AU).
Students Not Completing Dissertation
Students who are not completing dissertation are required to complete 10 courses (30 AU) in total: 4 core courses,1 prescribed elective in their areas of specialisation and 5 elective courses (3 of which must be in their chosen area of specialisation). The courses are 39 hours in duration (13 weeks x 3 hours). They are also required to complete two practicum attachments (12 AU).
Courses and Study Plan
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Important note for matriculated students:
Please refer to the ISAAC system for the programme structure relevant to your intake during Course Registration or consult your programme leader if you need clarifications.
You must have a good undergraduate degree, preferably with honors, from a reputable university. Preference will be given to those with a first degree in psychology, at least two years of relevant work experience and who are able to pursue the programme full time.
For international applicants, more information on the entry requirements can be found here.
Please note that the programme is highly competitive and only applicants who meet the minimum entry requirement will be considered for admissions.
Dates & Fees
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