BSc (Hons) in Psychology

General

Program Description

Psychology is the science of the future and an exciting gateway to high-paying jobs and career success. In our Sunway Psychology degree program you will investigate the mind and behavior, how people think, feel, learn, behave and adapt to different environments. On our Psychology course you will study perception, attention, memory, and emotion in adults and children; the psychological processes that shape our relationships with each other and society; the development of language, behaviour, personality and thought; the biological processes and neuroscience that underpin behaviour; and the causes and treatment of abnormal behaviour.

Psychology at Sunway also has a fantastic practical component that teaches you how to carry out research to investigate the biological, social and individual factors that make each of us an individual and all of us human. This practical training will teach you how to observe, measure, test and analyze people, and will also teach you how to organize your thinking, reach conclusions using scientific methods and how to present your ideas in writing and speech. All these skills are transferable and will enable you to become a successful high performer in the many businesses, managerial and executive job roles that require analytical thinking, good communication and the capacity to understand people. This means that a Psychology degree is a great career investment with fantastic prospects.

Intakes

January, March & August

Duration

3 Years (full-time)

Career Prospects

According to the Times, Higher Education Supplement degree holders earn on average 1½ times as much money as people who do not have degrees, so a Psychology degree is a great investment. A degree in Psychology leads to a variety of exciting career prospects across fields as diverse as business and commerce; management and administration; banking and finance; forensic science and criminology; health and well-being; advertising, marketing and public relations; education, training and coaching; retail and sales; government and policy-making; news and media; product design, development and testing; gaming and artificial intelligence. Psychology is the science of the 21st century and Sunway is the place to study Psychology and build your career as:

  • Business Psychologist
  • Behaviour Analyst
  • Criminologist
  • Experimental Psychologist
  • Advertising Executive
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Human Factors Engineer
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Mental Health Specialist
  • Family Service Worker
  • Health Psychologist
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Developmental Psychologist
  • Marketing Researcher
  • Arbitrator and Mediator
  • Police Officer
  • Game Designer
  • Educational and Career Guidance Counsellor

Modules

  • Introduction to Psychology I
  • Human Physiology
  • Law and Society
  • Communication Skills
  • Introduction to Psychology II
  • Principles of Marketing
  • English for Psychology
  • Social and Professional Responsibilities
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Psychological Testing
  • Sensation and Perception
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • History of Psychology
  • Industrial Training
  • Research Project

Entry Requirement

  • STPM: Average C+ or CGPA 2.33 (minimum 2 Principals)
  • A Level: minimum 12 points
  • Australian Matriculation: ATAR 60
  • Canadian Matriculation: 60%
  • MUFY: 60%
  • Sunway Foundation in Arts: CGPA 2.3
  • Sunway Foundation in Science and Technology: CGPA 2.3
  • UEC: Maximum 26 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs including Mathematics and 1 Science Subject)
  • IB: Completed with minimum 25 points (excluding bonus points)
Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

For almost 32 years Sunway University has established a reputation both in Malaysia and overseas, as an inspiring educational leader. Perfectly harnessing the highest quality of academic personnel and ... Read More

For almost 32 years Sunway University has established a reputation both in Malaysia and overseas, as an inspiring educational leader. Perfectly harnessing the highest quality of academic personnel and an exceptionally diverse range of programmes any global educational powerhouse would be proud of. Read less