Higher Diploma in Psychology with Counselling

Provided by TMC Academy


Awarded by TMC Academy

Course introduction


The Higher Diploma in Psychology with Counselling programme provides students with comprehensive theoretical background and research skills relevant to studying mental processes and human behaviour. The programme covers a broad range of empirical and practical areas, including the opportunity to develop basic counselling skills. Students are able to apply to the British Psychological Society for individual membership on graduation from this course.

Upon completion of this programme, students are eligible to progress to the final year top up Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, or Psychology & Counselling.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Course Assessment:
Examinations, assignments, projects, presentations, class tests, and/or practical tests.

Graduation Requirements:
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure will be awarded the Higher Diploma in Psychology with Counselling from TMC Academy.

Area of Studies

Core Modules:
Level 1 Modules:
- The Science of Psychology
- Exploring Psychology
- Survey Design for Psychological Research
- Industrial and Organisational Psychology
- Introduction to Counselling
Level 2 Modules:
- Biological Psychology
- Cognitive Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Social Psychology
- Abnormal Psychology
- Individual Differences and Psychological Measurement
- Experimental Design and Statistics

Entry Requirements

17 years old

Academic Qualification
Any of the following or equivalent:
- Obtained at least an E at GCE A level in any 2 subjects
- TMC Diploma/Foundation Diploma
- Polytechnic Diploma
- Diploma (in Accounting / Business / Management / IT / Computing / Hospitality / Psychology) from Private Education Institutions 
(assessed on a case by case basis)

English Proficiency
Any of the following or equivalent:
- At least a C6 at GCE O English
- Completed a Diploma or equivalent where medium of instruction is English

Mature Candidates
≥ 30 years old with 8 years of work experience

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Intake Period
January / March / May / July / September / October / November

Full Time: 
14 months*

Part Time: 
18 months*

* may be completed in 12 months (full-time) or 16 months (part-time) in the intensive mode.

Fees & Funding

Please enquire below for course fees and financial grants: