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Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology (DHEP)

Overview

This program is designed in order to provide the students with an in-depth knowledge in the core areas of psychology that is essential to continue their education or training in to core professions in the field of psychology.

For example for students planning to become clinical psychologists, completing this program and completing a BSc (Hons) in psychology is a must.

Further the DHEP is aimed at equipping the students with a range of transferrable skills that could be applied in many fields, especially in understanding, predicting and influencing humans.

Program Structure

Title

RQF Level

Credits

Duration

Teaching

Scheduled Intake

Delivery & Assessment

Mode of Assessment

Location

Awarding Body

Accreditation

Diploma in Higher Education in Psychology

Level 5

240

Full time Weekday Cohorts: 2 Years*

Part Time Weekend Cohorts: 3 Years*

Weekday Cohort: 3 days a week

Weekend Cohort: Saturday & Sunday

February & September

Module Based

Written Examinations + Coursework

On Campus in Sri Lanka*

CIRP

TVEC, MQA , ABE

Module Structure

The program- Diploma in Higher Education in Psychology (DHEP) is offered by Colombo Institute of Research and Psychology (CIRP) and is recognized by Coventry University. The program spans for 5 semesters and include a psychology placement module to enhance students applied psychology knowledge. Moreover, the modules are included into the curriculum to enhance the quality and standards of the students who wish to transfer to BSc (Hons) program as a continuation of further academic studies. The bridging modules are designed to equal the first year curriculum of any given Psychology BSc program adhering BPS guidelines.

Compulsory Modules

#
Module Name
Credit
01
Introduction to Psychology
15
02
Biopsychology
15
03
Cognitive Psychology
15
04
Developmental Psychology
15
05
Social Psychology
15
06
Quantitative Research Methods
15
07
Qualitative Research Methods
15
08
Memory
15
09
Personality
15
10
Statistics 1
15
11
Statistics 2
15
12
Motivation & Emotion
15
13
Human Mind & Language
15
14
Psychometrics
15
15
Basics of Neuroscience
15

Elective Modules*

#
Module Name
Credit
01
Principles of HR
15
02
Principles of Marketing Practice
15
03
Placement
15
04
Any Forensic / Child / Business Psych Module
15
05
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
15
06
Project Management
15
07
Dynamic & Collaborative Teams
15

*A Student shall select 01 elective from the list given above


Total Modules

Module Type
No of Modules
Credits
Compulsory Modules
15
225
Elective Modules
01
015
Total Modules
16
240

Entry Criteria

Traditional Entry Criteria

Minimum 2 passes at GCE/ Edexcel/ CIE A/L
+ Passed 5 subjects at O/L including Maths & English

Alternative Entry Criteria

Passed CIRP International Foundation
Or Passed a Foundation program from a recognized institute
Or Recognition of Prior learning that is acceptable to academic board

Language Proficiency

A very good command of English Language in reading, writing and speaking is required to successfully complete this program.

Students whose medium of primary and secondary education is not English, should either obtain an IELTS Score of 6.00 or any other proof of proficiency of English Language acceptable to the academic board

Admission Process

All candidates are selected through an interview

FAQ’s

How often would I have to attend classes?

Students in the weekday cohort have classes usually on 3 days of the week and about 3 -4 hours of lectures a day. Classes are conducted between 9.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.

Weekend students have classes on Sundays, usually for about 6 hours from 8.30 a.m.

How is teaching done for this program?

Each module consists of around 15 sessions of direct teaching that covers the learning objectives and small group discussions and tutorials to support students.

How are the students assessed?

Students are assessed through a combination of a module based written examinations and coursework at the end of each semester.

How many modules are delivered in a semester?

Usually each semester is allocated 3 modules.

What learning materials and resources do I have access to?

All your lecture slides could be downloaded from the Student portal and a range of e books, journals, articles and research papers are available through CIRP Online resources. You could also refer or borrow books from CIRP library, which is open from 8.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m. on all 7 days.