Higher Diploma in Psychology

The increasing need for trained professionals in the field of psychology is now recognized in Sri Lanka. Psychology and its teachings can be applied in many days to day life settings, and the lack of trained professionals is putting a halt to applying the findings and principles of psychology effectively. This is limiting the people of the country from benefiting at times needed as the others do around the globe. An individual with a Psychology qualification can choose the areas they wish to continue their work depending on their own interests, skills, and education choices.

Career Opportunities

Professions Derived From Organizational Psychology

  • Business Psychologist
  • HRM Consultant
  • HR Researcher
  • Marketing Strategist
  • Ergonomics Specialist
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Brand Consultant

General Occupations

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Counseling Psychologist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Marital & Family Counselor
  • Psycho-social Worker
  • Mental Health Researcher
  • Addiction Counselor

Professions Derived From Child & Educational Psychology

  • Child Psychologist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • School Counselor
  • Special Needs Teacher
  • Early Childhood Specialist

Further Education Opportunities

An individual who completes the Higher Diploma in Psychology has the options of either studying a

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Psychology Top-Up Degree with a UGC recognized UK University within a period of one year
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Psychology recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education within a period of two years

Program Contents

Year 01

Code Module Credit
Semester 1
- Basics of Psychological Process 04
- Physiological Psychology 04
- Statistics for Psychology -1 04
- Stress and Coping 03
- English N/C
Semester 2
- Cognitive Psychology 04
- Social Psychology 04
- Statistics for Psychology -II 04
- Developmental Psychology - 1 03

Year 02

Code Module Credit
Semester 1
- Developmental Psychology - 2 04
- Abnormal Psychology 04
- Personality Psychology 03
- Psychological Research Methods - I 04
Semester 2
- Test and measurement in psychology 04
- Educational Psychology 04
- Applied Psychology 03
- Psychological Research Methods - II 04

Entry Requirements

• Pass in three subjects at the G.C.E Advanced Level Examinations (Local or London or equivalent) obtained at one and the same sitting in any stream and

• A pass in the Aptitude Test conducted by the Institute.


September 2018

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ICBT HND in Psychology
Duration : 18 Months