JCU in Singapore offers new postgraduate pathways in psychological science
James Cook University in Singapore’s new postgraduate psychological science programs equips students with the knowledge and skills to apply psychological science in business environments.
As James Cook University in Singapore strives to expand learning opportunities and make learning more accessible for students, the University has announced two new postgraduate psychological science courses – the Graduate Certificate of Psychological Science and the Master of Psychological Science (Majoring in Business Psychology).
The two courses share a close connection. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Psychological Science allows individuals from a non-psychology background to enrol in James Cook University’s Master of Psychological Science (Majoring in Business Psychology). The programme, which can be completed in four months, also provides a postgraduate qualification in psychology for those who do not wish to commit to a longer programme.
Meanwhile, the Master of Psychological Science (Majoring in Business Psychology) is presently the only dedicated business psychology programme offered in Singapore. The programme, which can be completed within one year in a full-time capacity, is more well-rounded and adaptable compared to a Master’s in Human Resource Management or other areas of psychology.
“If anybody asks if business psychology is the same as organisational psychology, you can say that it’s very similar, but the emphasis in business psychology is a bit broader than organisational psychology,” says Associate Professor Jonathan Ramsay, Academic Head of Social and Health Sciences at James Cook University in Singapore.
He adds, “It’s still very much psychological science. That’s to emphasise the fact that this is ultimately a scientific discipline. It’s about using scientific methods and psychological theories, and using those things to help organisations and businesses work better – to get better results and have better outcomes for their employees, customers and stakeholders.”
Graduates of the Master of Psychological Science (Majoring in Business Psychology) program will find themselves equipped with the skills to take on a wide variety of roles and business functions. These include talent management, employee engagement, leadership development, maintaining health and well-being at work, coaching, and more. Skills in these areas are especially relevant and crucial to current managers or people who aspire to move into a management position in the near future.
Find out more about our Graduate Certificate of Psychological Science and Master of Psychological Science (Majoring in Business Psychology).