Master of Science in Psychology

Teachout

May 2025

Duration

12 Months (Part Time)

Mode

Blended Learning

Assessment

Quiz & Coursework

Master of Science in Psychology

Awarded by London Metropolitan University (UK)

Overview

Human beings as a social species are intriguing, and the study of each individual is understandably endless. Through the study of one’s behaviour and mind, we are able to unravel the immense, rich complexity of what it means to be a human.

The Master of Science in Psychology degree is an excellent fast-track route for those with appropriate qualifications but without an undergraduate degree in psychology. The course provides a broad scientific education in psychology with a strong grounding in psychological theories and research methods. It explores how psychological research is conducted, analysed, and reported. This is delivered through a series of guided learning exercises, culminating in an independent research project.

What will you Learn?

Helmed by London Metropolitan University in the UK, Aventis’ Master of Science in Psychology degree programme in Singapore is explicitly intended for non-psychology students. Covering a rigorous, broad range of curriculum, this 1-year masters degree course is equipped with additional non-compulsory modules in applied psychology to prepare each student with the imperative skills and expertise.

  • Build your knowledge and understanding of a broad range of core topics in psychology
  • Give you an appreciation of different perspectives within psychology and the ability to evaluate them critically
  • Design and evaluate psychological research using a variety of methodologies, including the ability to conduct an advanced research project
  • Gain valuable analytical and communication skills that will enhance your employability

Programme Structure

The Master of Science in Psychology programme in Singapore comprises 6 modules on top of a dissertation, structured to accommodate working professionals’ work priorities and commitments. As a masters degree student, you will be assessed with presentations, practical reports, essays, dissertations, and end-of-module examinations.

Start Date

May 2025

Duration

12 Months (Part Time)

Time

09:00am - 05:30pm

Admission Criteria

Students will be encouraged and are expected to contribute to the class learning experience in a peer and cohort learning environment. As a student at Aventis, you will be assessed based on your aptitude, potential, experience, and managerial skills.

A bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least lower second class honours (or equivalent)

OR

Matured candidates above 30 years old, with a minimum of 8 years working experience may be considered on a case-to-case basis

GCE ‘O’ level Mathematics at C6 or above (or equivalent)

&

Minimum of 6.5 IELTS overall with no less than 5.5 in any band, or equivalent (applicable only for graduates from non- English programmes)

Delivery Structure

All modules under this masters degree programme are spanned over 2 consecutive weekends each month by registered psychologists as well as qualified academics with years of professional experience. These modules are complemented with role plays, group discussions, experiential skill workshops, and interactive lectures.

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Course Curriculum

Cognition

Centers around developing each student’s understanding and knowledge of cognitive psychology. Through facilitation, students will be able to think critically about theories surrounding empirical evidence. Moreover, this module seeks to develop students’ critical thinking and research skills as they run a cognitive psychology experiment in which they will ultimately present these findings as they produce a research report.

Developmental Psychology

Strives to provide each student with a systematic understanding of social development and cognitive theories while further enhancing their expertise in locating primary sources, reading, comprehension, critically evaluating, and communicating relevant information accurately.

Individual Differences

Students will gain a systematic and deeper understanding of key theories in the emotional, intelligence, motivation, and personality areas of individual differences. In addition to understanding how these topics can be scientifically investigated by utilising appropriate research techniques, students will also foster skills in the core areas of psychology.

Psychobiology

Seeks to provide students with a deeper understanding of the research and theory aspects of biological mechanisms in behavior. This includes evaluating the use of animal experiments in the context of psychology, as well as a crucial examination of the environmental and behavioral aspects of psychology, including the different levels of its analysis.

Social Psychology

Students are introduced to the theory and research aspects of social behaviour, social identity, and social cognition in the Social Psychology module.

Research Methods

Students will have the opportunity to learn the methods of psychological investigation and design them. Furthermore, they will be able to assess the data collected while understanding the ethical implications surrounding the said methods. General competencies obtained from this course will be highly valued in employment settings, such as critical thinking, numeracy, and communication.

 

In addition to delivering a solid foundation for students' masters-level projects, this module seeks to integrate students' knowledge of research methods with their understanding of core psychology areas, such as developmental and cognitive psychology.

Dissertation

The Dissertation module is more than just writing a 12,000-word research report. Students will excel not only in the process of planning and writing, but also in the way they execute independent empirical research on the scope of psychology.

Senior Faculty

Meet the expert faculty guiding your success.

Dr Christopher Fong

Doctor of Professional Studies - The University of Southern Queensland, Australia

  • Lead Clinical Consultant
  • A prolific faculty member that brings leadership from the concert hall to the boardroom
  • 20 years of in the HR & Psychology field including 12 years of teaching experience
  • Masters Degree in Counseling, The University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Dr Yip Wai Kin

PhD, Psychology - Hong Kong University 

  • More than 10 years of experience in training, counselling and consulting
  • Certified mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) practitioner 
  • Provides mental health and resilience trainings tailored for employees in various corporations

Dr Jonathan Ee

PhD, Psychology - Birmingham University 

  • Worked at Tan Tock Seng Hospital and National University Polyclinics
  • Currently working with people with chronic and terminal illness with mental health conditions in a non-profit organization
  • Focus on exploring the experiences of mental health professionals towards people with intellectual disabilities and mental health problems in Singapore

Mr Anil Singh Sona

Masters of Social Science in Sociology 

  • Lectured on Core Social Science and Security Studies modules as well as Psychology at the advanced diploma and diploma levels
  • Was a head tutor, supervised and coordinated tutor and students matters in various MENDAKI centers under the MENDAKI Tuition Scheme (MTS)
  • Managed over 50 tutors and 500 students

Mr Reiner Ng

Masters of Social Science, Psychology - National University of Singapore

  • Awarded the Dean's PhD Fellowship, a prestigious fellowship awarded to the top 3 PhD candidates of National University of Singapore
  • Taught Research Methods and Statistics modules at National University of Singapore 
  • Graduate Researcher and Lab Member at Group for Persuasion and Evaluative Processes (GPEP)

Degree Awarded

You will be awarded a Master of Science in Psychology degree by London Metropolitan University, the same as that awarded on-campus. You will have a chance to graduate in Singapore or London.

MSc Psychology Sample Certificate

Career Opportunities

The Care Economy comprises a professional cluster of jobs and skills involved in nurturing and teaching current and future populations. Almost 40% of job openings in emerging professions globally will be in the Care Economy by 2022. The Master of Science in Psychology degree programme provides students with the relevant knowledge and expertise needed to become psychologists.

The Masters of Science in Psychology will expose you to many exciting and rewarding career opportunities

Master of Psychology Cohort Profile 2021

30 to 48 Years (Average)
15.3% Years Of Working Experience
From 12 Different Sectors
71% Female : 29% Male
42% Senior Professionals
28% Educators and HR Professionals
30% Senior Executives

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of pursuing a Part-time Masters?

One of the biggest benefits of pursuing a part-time Masters is having the flexibility to continue working. Most students at Aventis are working professionals, and our part-time Masters in Singapore allow them to progress in their careers without sacrificing their studies. Students can also study at their own pace and build a professional network simultaneously.

Does Part-time Masters help in Career and Salary ?

Earning a Masters can certainly increase your earning potential. According to a survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the median base salary for recent Masters graduates in the United States was $115,000 in 2020, compared to $85,000 for those with just a bachelor's degree.

However, the impact a Masters has on salary can depend on several factors, including the industry, location, and job function. Besides salary increment or promotion, a Masters can help you develop valuable skills and knowledge that can be applied to a variety of industries and roles, making you a more desirable candidate for high-paying positions. But it's worth noting that a Masters program can be expensive, and you should carefully consider the potential return on investment before committing to one.

What is the difference between a Part-time Masters and a Full-time Masters?

Full-time Masters tend to be more academically rigorous but take place for only two years. As such, the programme does not accommodate working schedules. On the other hand, part-time Masters are less competitive and grant more flexibility and freedom for working students. Singapore Part-time Masters are typically completed in three years.

Why should I pursue a Part-time Masters in Singapore with Aventis-London Metropolitan University?

Pursuing a part-time Masters with Aventis-London Metropolitan University will provide a rewarding academic experience. Recognised in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, LMU is ranked ninth in the UK for their teaching quality. LMU Masters  can hone your expertise and knowledge in the business field and prepare you to become a global leader.

Is there a maximum age limit to apply for a Masters degree?

There is no maximum age limit for studying a Masters program. Most Masters programs do not have an upper age limit, and individuals of all ages, including older adults, are eligible to enroll in Masters programs.

Masters programs are designed for professionals with varying levels of work experience, and many Masters students are mid-career professionals or experienced executives seeking to advance their careers or transition into leadership roles. As such, older adults who are interested in pursuing a Masters for personal or career reasons can certainly consider doing so.

Should only individuals interested in leadership roles take up a Masters course?

A Masters is a versatile degree which has diverse specializations and multiple applications in different professional domains. Candidates with a good educational background, excellent communication skills, and creativity can be transformed into valuable resources for different domains and sectors. People from different educational backgrounds can join a Masters program to specialize fields like Finance, Human Resources, Education, Fashion, Information Technology etc. in roles as Analysts, Strategists, Consultants, Developers, Advisors, Start Up Business Founders.

Which is the best Masters program in Singapore?

There is no "best" Masters program as it depends on individual preferences, career goals, and programme delivery preferences.

Each Masters programme comes with its own strengths and benefits.

There are numerous reputable Masters programs offered by renowned Singapore Universities including National University of Singapore and Singapore Management University.

What are the factors to consider when applying for a Masters?

Some factors to consider when determining the best Masters program for you may include:

Reputation: Consider the reputation of the University offering the Masters program. Look for Masters program that are accredited and recognized for their successful track record, academic excellence, faculty expertise, and industry connections.

Curriculum and Assessment: Review the curriculum offered in the Masters program to ensure they align with your career goals and interests. Some programs offer 100% Coursework assessments whilst other program requires examination. So choose a program that offers the right mix of courses and assessment for your needs.

Faculty and Resources: Consider the credentials and experience of the faculty members in the Masters program, as well as the resources available, such as networking opportunities, career services, and access to industry leaders and alumni networks.

Networking & Industry Exposure:  Masters programs that offer exposure to international business, networking opportunities, and access to diverse industries and markets are preferred for most busy working professionals

Cost and Financial Grant: Masters programs is a major financial investment, so consider the cost of tuition, fees and available financial aid options, including scholarships, grants, and loans.

Alumni Success: Look for Masters with a strong track record in Singapore and into the success of the school's alumni and their career trajectories after completing the Masters program. A strong alumni network can provide valuable connections and opportunities for networking and career advancement.

To conclude, It's important to thoroughly research and compare different Masters programs based on your unique needs and goals. Consider visiting campuses, attending information sessions, talking to current students and alumni, and gathering as much information as possible to make an informed decision on which Masters program may be the best fit for you.

What are the available instalment payment schemes?

At Aventis, we offer flexible and affordable instalment payment scheme for our MBA and Master degrees. Instead of a lump sum payment, your tuition fees are payable over 4 instalments over the duration of the programme. You may also apply for an educational loan with our banking partners for monthly repayment.

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