MDIS partners with University of Roehampton London

Saturday, Sep 18, 2021 16:40

A class at Management Development Institute of Singapore. — VNS Photo

Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) has recently announced a partnership with the University of Roehampton London to offer a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychological and Behavioural Science programme.

The curriculum will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the five umbrellas of psychology: cognitive, clinical, social, developmental, and biological.

Upon completion of the programme, students can look forward to a rewarding career in a clinical, applied, or research setting as they will be equipped with the necessary skills and a deep understanding of psychology, including critical thinking skills, and the ability to apply psychological theories and concepts in real-life scenarios that will empower their career and beyond.

The MDIS’s School of Psychology also augments students’ learning and development with on-campus facilities such as a fully-equipped counselling clinic and psychological laboratory and had industrial collaborations with the Singapore Psychological Society.

Dr Richard Chua, head of the school said: “The understanding of our emotional well-being is important. Structured learning with theories not only puts our graduates in the right frame of mind, but also provides the necessary framework for them to effectively help others. This is psychological and emotional resilience.”

As the world continues to live with the effects and changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health conditions caused by stress, fear and worry continue to be on the rise.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), two of the most common mental health conditions, depression and anxiety, will cost the global economy US$1 trillion each year. WHO Vietnam currently also supports the Government in developing a model of integration of mental health into general health focusing on primary healthcare.

As a result, there has been a great demand for personnel in psychology in recent years in Viet Nam. This new programme provided by MDIS and the University of Roehampton London will be an exceptional choice for Vietnamese students. — VNS

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