Higher Diploma in Psychology


The Higher Diploma in General Psychology offers an excellent introduction to the fundamental questions of human life, such as how our minds work and why we behave the way we do. The increasing need for trained professionals in the field of psychology is now recognized in Sri Lanka and students with a Psychology qualification can choose the areas they wish to continue their work depending on their own interests, skills, and education choices.

Entry Requirements

  • GCE A/L or Equivalent
  • GCE O/L with Northshore Foundation Diploma

Progression Pathway

Advance entry onto undergraduate degree programme in Psychology

Duration & Mode of Study

Full-Time / Part-Time
18 – 24 Months

Career Opportunities

  • Psychometrist/Clinician
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Human Resource Personnel
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Experimental Psychologists
  • Forensic Psychologists
  • Sports Psychologist
  • School Counselors
  • Educational Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Clinical Psychologist

Module Outlines

  • Basics of Psychology
  • Child Psychology 
  • Basics of Sociology 
  • Social Psychology 
  • Biological Basis of Behaviour 
  • Psychology Writing 
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Personal and Professional Development Skills 
  • Educational Psychology 
  • Applied Psychology 
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology 
  • Counselling Psychology 
  • Cognitive Psychology 
  • Abnormal Psychology 
  • Creative Arts Therapy 
  • Research Methodologies 
  • Research Project in Psychology