Psychology Degree Programme

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Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

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Campus: Subang, Damansara Heights

Intakes: January, May, August

Duration: 3 years

HELP Foundation in Arts / Science Pass all subjects (minimum of 4 credits)
A-Levels 1C, 1D
STPM 2Cs
UEC 5Bs
South Australian Matriculation ATAR 65
Canadian Pre-U Average 65 (6 subjects)
Foundation Programs Pass all subjects (50% of which must be Credits and above)
Diploma Programs Pass all subjects (30% of which must be Credits and above)
Year 1
  • Introduction to Psychology 1
  • Introduction to Psychology 2
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods
  • Introduction to Qualitative Methods
  • Psychology of Personal and Academic Development
  • Career Exploration
  • 3 MPU subjects
Year 2
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods 1
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods 2
  • Social Psychology
  • Human Personality
  • Biopsychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Learning and Cognition
  • Industrial Training
  • 2 elective subjects
  • 2 MPU subjects
Year 3
  • Research Methods
  • Ethics and Professional Practice in Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychological Assessment: Basic Principles
  • Undergraduate Thesis
  • Interviewing and Counselling
  • 4 elective subjects

Psychology with Management BSc (Hons)

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Campus: Putrajaya

Intakes: September

Duration: 3 years

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Foundation in Science or Foundation in Business CCCC
A-Level/STPM BBC
SAM ATAR 75
CPU 75%
UEC  3A 2B
SMA 3 (Indonesia) 8
IB Diploma 26 points
Diploma / Any other relevant qualification Recognised by the Malaysian Government
Year 1
  • Cognitive Psychology 1
  • Human Development & Intelligence
  • Research Methods and Analysis 3
  • Research Methods and Analysis 4
  • Cognitive Psychology 2
  • Social Psychology
Year 2
  • Cognition across the Lifespan
  • Research Methods and Analysis 5
  • Psychobiology
  • Research Methods and Analysis 6
  • Social Cognition & Personality
Year 3
  • Psychology with Management Project 1
  • Psychology with Management Project 2

RM 33,100

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Psychology

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Campus: Subang Jaya

Intakes: TBC

Duration: 3 years

STPM At least 2 principles
A-Level 2 passes
Diploma in Psychology / SEGi Foundation Studies / Foundation Studies from other colleges / equivalent qualification 
Year 1
  • Theoretical Perspectives & Practical Issues (I) & II)
  • Introduction to Psychobiology (I) & (II)
  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction to Child Development
  • Quantitative Analysis (I) & (II)
  • Research Methods (I) & (II)
  • Personality & Intelligence (I) & (II)
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A
Year 2
  • Psychology of Child Development (I) & (II)
  • Quantitative Design (I) & (II)
  • Individual Differences
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Psychology of Work (I) & (II)
  • Social Psychology (I) & (II)
  • Psychobiology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Islamic Studies / Moral Studies
Year 3
  • Conceptual & Historical Issues in Psychology (I) & (II)
  • Adolescent Development (I) & (II) / Counselling & Community
    Psychology (I) & (II)
  • Malaysian Studies
  • Final Year Project

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

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Campus: Subang Jaya

Intakes: March, August

Duration: 3 years

Matriculation / Foundation / Diploma in Psychology / Diploma or its equivalent  Min. CGPA 2.00
STPM A minimum CGPA 2.00 with 2Cs
UEC Min. 5Bs including English
A Levels Min. DDD or equivalent of min. 180 points in 3 subjects
SAM Min. ATAR 65
CPU Min. average of 60% in 6 subjects
International Baccalaureate (IB) Min. 24 points in 6 subjects
Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) Min. 240 / 400
Other relevant or equivalent qualification, experience and requirement Accepted by the HEP Senate / competent authority in Malaysia
Year 1
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Human Personality
  • Learning & Motivation
  • Biological Psychology
  • 4 MPU
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Quantitative Methods 1
  • Elective
  • Social Psychology
Year 2
  • Counselling: Basic Theories & Skills
  • Group Dynamics
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychological Tests & Measurements
  • Quantitative Methods 2
  • Brain & Behaviour
  • Family Psychology
  • Psychology of Intimate Relationships
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Elective
  • Theories of Psychotherapy
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • MPU
Year 3
  • Ethics in Psychology
  • Leadership & Organisational Psychology
  • Creative Integration Research Project
  • Industrial Training

Psychology BSc (Hons)

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Campus: Semenyih

Intakes: September

Duration: 3 years

A level BBC in either science or arts subjects (A levels with a strong academic component will rank higher than those without). Psychology A level is not required
IB Diploma  28 points with 5,5,4 at Higher Level, including 5 points in mathematics at Standard Level
STPM  B+B+B or grade points of 3.33 in at least 3 subjects, excluding Pengajian Am
UEC 4 As excluding Chinese language
SAM/AUSMAT/HSC  ATAR 82 (UAI)/TER/ENTER 82
Canadian Pre-U  86% average based on 6 subjects
Foundation  Successful completion of the Foundation in Science Programme. Other foundation programmes will be considered on a case by case basis.
Year 1
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience and Biological Psychology
  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Practical Methods in Psychology
  • Statistical Methods
  • Entrepreneurship and Business
  • Introduction to Applied Psychology
  • Introduction to Counselling
  • Language courses
  • Linguistics
Year 2
  • Cognitive Psychology 2
  • Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology
  • Neuroscience and Behaviour
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Practical Methods in Psychology 2
  • Practical Methods in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Social and Developmental Psychology
  • Statistical Methods 2
Year 3
  • Research Project
  • Active Vision
  • Autobiographical Memory
  • Bilingualism
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Evolution of Human Behavior
  • Evolutionary social psychology
  • Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Neuroscience of Illusions 1 and 2
  • Psychology of Digital Technology
  • Self and Intergroup Processes

BA (Hons) Psychology

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Campus: Kuala Lumpur

Intakes: January, May, September

Duration: 3 years

STPM/ ‘A’ Levels Minimum 2 Principals.
UEC Minimum 5 credits
International Baccalaureate Minimum score of 26/42 from 6 subjects
National Matriculation Minimum CGPA of 2.0
Australian Year 12 Minimum overall average of 60% in 5 subjects, or minimum ATAR score of 65
Canadian Pre-U Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by MQA Minimum overall average of 60%
UCSI Foundation in Arts Completed (minimum CGPA 2.0/4.0)
Diploma/ Advance Diploma/ Degree/ equivalent Completed (minimum CGPA 2.0/4.0)
Diploma in Psychology Completed (minimum CGPA 2.0/4.0)
Year 1
  • Introduction to Management and Organisational Theory
  • Expository Writing
  • University Life
  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Introduction to Psychology 1
  • Introduction to Psychology 2
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Statistics for Psychology
  • Lifespan Development
  • Co-Operative Placement 1
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 1
  • 2 electives
Year 2
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychological Research Methods 2
  • Personality Theories
  • Social Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • Psychological Testing and Assessment
  • Research Design and Analysis
  • Co-Operative Placement 2
  • Religions in Malaysia
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 2
  • 2 electives
Year 3
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Philosophical Issues in Psychology
  • Ethics and Professional Issues in Psychology
  • Cross-cultural Psychology
  • Training Skills for Psychologists
  • Independent Project A
  • Independent Project B
  • Professional Development
  • Co-Operative Placement 3
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 3