Advanced Diploma of Arts (emphasis in Child Psychology and Educational Psychology)

Provided by: Arium School of Arts & Sciences

Course Introduction

The field of Child Psychology covers how people develop from childhood through to their teenage years, and explains how these changes take place - whether they are influenced by nature or nurture. If you love working with kids, do consider a profession as a Child Psychologist who understands, prevents, diagnoses, and treats developmental, cognitive, social and emotional issues of a child. Similarly, the field of Educational Psychology is the study of learning processes: what motivates individual to learn; which are the methods in classroom management; how to help children and young people who are experiencing difficulties in intelligence and cognitive development within an educational setting. ASAS will provide students with the knowledge, and understanding in how to tackle crises like these in the real world setting.

Area of Studies

Program Subjects
Students must complete 8 subjects each year which include the 3 Core subjects and choose 13 subjects from the list of Electives.
  1. Freshman Composition I              (Core)
  2. General Psychology                     (Core)
  3. Introduction To Sociology             (Core)
  4. Child Development
  5. Development Psychology
  6. Parenting: Parent-Child Relationship
  7. Child Play Therapy
  8. Abnormal Psychology
  9. Abnormal Child Psychology
  10. Cognitive Psychology
  11. Education Psychology
  12. Human Sexuality
  13. Children With Special Needs
  14. Motivation
  15. Stress Management
  16. Health Psychology

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements
  • Minimum 16 years old
  • ’A’ Level credits or equivalent;
  • or WSQ Level 4 Qualifications;
  • or Diploma from a Private Education Institution;
  • or 12 Years of formal education in home country;
  • or Mature Students (minimum 30 years old with 8 years of working experience)
Language Requirements
  • 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.


Fees & Funding

Fees Breakdown Total Payable (S$)
Registration fee $250
Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) $200
Course material fee $80 – $150 each
Graduation fee $250
Admin fee $300 (Applicable for monthly payment only)
$200 (Applicable for Bi-Monthly payment mode)
Waived Admin Fee for Half-yearly payment mode
Module Repeat fee (*Subject to changes based on prevailing rate) $1,100
Course fee $8,800
Student & Government grants might be available, please call our consultants to enquire TODAY!


Study Mode & Duration

Structure and Duration
  • 16 Modules (modular exemptions may be given to students with a Diploma in any discipline)
  • 2 years, Part-time, 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%)
  • Final 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 4 weeks after the last lesson.

Delivery Method
Classroom based.

Graduation Requirements
Earn at least a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0.
Students will be conferred Advanced Diploma of Arts upon completion, awarded by Arium School of Arts & Sciences.

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