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freshapple
02-13-2011, 06:31 PM
Hi, I am really interested in taking NUS psychology and considering to apply for it this year after my A lvl results are out nxt mth. However, I have read some threads and most agreed that purely a Bachelor is not enough for you to be able to be a psychiatrist. I have a couple of questions as I'm really lost.

1. What career options are there if you graduate with a bachelor degree? Counsellor? Social worker? How's the salary like and are such jobs in demand locally? Is a bachelor degree in psyh really that useless? :(

2. Is a Master's in psychology in NUS essential for you to be able to treat patients in terms of being a psychiatrist? How's the salary like and are such jobs in demand locally? Are there any local scholarships that support psychology courses?

3. Is the Master's in psyh very tough? Any experienced students who can give some advice?

THANKS IN ADVANCE. Im sorry if this is in the wrong board.

goonduhead
03-12-2011, 07:16 PM
Take note that you can only be a PSYCHOLOGIST after a degree in psychology.
A PSYCHIATRIST is a doctor, (i.e. you have to go through medical school)

Ashearo
03-12-2011, 08:26 PM
Take note that you can only be a PSYCHOLOGIST after a degree in psychology.
A PSYCHIATRIST is a doctor, (i.e. you have to go through medical school)

Plus you need a masters in psychology to be a practising psychologist in Singapore.

And yes, a psychiatrist is a medical specialist (Masters degree).

serinex
04-11-2011, 04:53 PM
Hi, I am really interested in taking NUS psychology and considering to apply for it this year after my A lvl results are out nxt mth. However, I have read some threads and most agreed that purely a Bachelor is not enough for you to be able to be a psychiatrist. I have a couple of questions as I'm really lost.

1. What career options are there if you graduate with a bachelor degree? Counsellor? Social worker? How's the salary like and are such jobs in demand locally? Is a bachelor degree in psyh really that useless? :(

2. Is a Master's in psychology in NUS essential for you to be able to treat patients in terms of being a psychiatrist? How's the salary like and are such jobs in demand locally? Are there any local scholarships that support psychology courses?

3. Is the Master's in psyh very tough? Any experienced students who can give some advice?

THANKS IN ADVANCE. Im sorry if this is in the wrong board.

The simplest way to describe the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist is that a psychologist primarily aids the depressed patient by counseling and psychotherapy. A psychiatrist may also perform psychotherapy; but, in addition, can prescribe medications and perform ECT (electroconvulsive therapy). A psychiatrist is a medical doctor. A psychologist may hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) and be called "doctor"; but, is not a medical doctor (M.D.).

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elessar
12-04-2014, 04:40 PM
1. What career options are there if you graduate with a bachelor degree? Counsellor? Social worker? How's the salary like and are such jobs in demand locally? Is a bachelor degree in psyh really that useless?

It's getting harder these days to find a job as counsellor or social worker with a degree in psych.Most want degree in social work, very few social work positions need degree in psych now. But MSF does hire psych degrees for social worker positions, pay around $3200 or so. although stress level is high, they dont work regular hours, and turnover rate also high.

as for counselling positions, increasingly more require a masters in counselling.

2. Is a Master's in psychology in NUS essential for you to be able to treat patients in terms of being a psychiatrist? How's the salary like and are such jobs in demand locally? Are there any local scholarships that support psychology courses?

nope. u can work as a psychologists not psychiatrist, and the pay is not high ($3500-5000), even with a masters. Ministries pay more than hospitals, and these two pay more than VWOS.

3. Is the Master's in psyh very tough? Any experienced students who can give some advice?

is tough in the sense it is very competitive and hard to get into. local u stand a higher chance. overseas the quote for international students is very low.

mabopoplop
03-12-2015, 09:21 PM
Hi , is it easier to get into an overseas clinical psycholgoy masters programme studying in an overseas bach of psych ( same school) compared to studying the bach in nus?

patryn33
03-12-2015, 11:57 PM
most countries offer Masters program with the exceptions of many USA uni and a few uni in Canada.

Masters usually not hard to enter and the class size is pretty big (15-60 each intake various from uni to uni)
esp if U going for such masters, looks great its from Harvard!
http://www.extension.harvard.edu/degrees-programs/master-liberal-arts/fields-concentration/clinical-psychology

if U compare ppl with same grades and all else same with the exceptions of Uni. knowing the Prof and the grad adviser gives U a little edge if they are down to 1 spot. But U are at the bottom of the barrel and needed that edge for a masters, its kinda sad.

However if you are talking about Phd thats different cause the quota are often low.

anyway u can find out more from the oz
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1816676