Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Psychology

General

Program Description

IUMW’s Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Psychology is concerned with the scientific development of knowledge about human behavior and thought. Intensive analysis training and critical skills are taught with the intent of producing graduates who are competent from every angle.

Our program integrates research and hands-on expertise to produce high performing professional practitioners ready to take up roles in contemporary health and social sciences practices. Graduates will have the knowledge, skills, techniques, and ethics that are relevant in today’s working environment. The program also produces students who are aware of the sustainable issues that are pertinent in the field of psychology.

With a wide range of applications from industry to commerce, education, health, and social services, our bachelor’s degree in psychology can serve as a foundation for a whole variety of different careers.

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Career Opportunities

  • Teacher
  • Psychology Lecturer
  • Career Counsellor
  • Human Resource Executive
  • Sales and Marketing executive
  • Childcare Worker
  • Social Service Specialist
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Market Researcher
  • Administrative Service Manager
  • Community Service Manager
  • Health Educator

Entry Requirements

Malaysian Students

  • STPM Grade C (GP 2.00) in any two (2) subjects
  • Diploma CGPA of 2.00
  • UEC Grade B in five (5) subjects
  • Foundation/ Matriculation CGPA of 2.00 out of 4.00
  • A-LEVEL Pass with Grade D in two subjects
  • Australian Matriculation ATAR 65
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) 24 points across six subjects

Additional Requirements

Credit in Mathematics AND any Science subject AND minimum pass in English in SPM

Notes

Specific requirements at the SPM level can be waived should the grades obtained at the STPM / STAM / Diploma / Matriculation / Foundation are equivalent or higher.

International Students

  • A-Level with 2 principal passes or equivalent, recognized by Malaysian Government or fulfill any other entry requirements that are recognized by the University Senate; AND
  • Minimum Credit in Mathematics AND Physics or Chemistry or Biology or General Science in O Level AND minimum pass in English in O Level; AND
  • IELTS Band 5.0/ TOEFL 500

English Competency Requirements

All international students are bound to the English Competency requirement set by the University and the Malaysian Qualification Agency except those who are:

  • From countries where English is the official language; or
  • From an academic institution that uses English as its main medium of instruction.

UWTSD Requirements (if you spend a semester abroad)

  • IELTS Band 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 for each component.

Program Modules

Year 1

  • English for Research Writing
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Theories of Personality and Individual Differences
  • Lifespan Development I
  • Hubungan Etnik
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (International Student)
  • Lifespan Development II
  • Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology
  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia
  • Co-Curriculum 1
  • Malaysian Studies 3 (International Student)

Year 2

  • Statistics in Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Sensation and Perception
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology
  • Co-Curriculum 2
  • Professionalism and Ethics in Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychological Testing
  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • *Educational Psychology
  • *Psychology of Ageing

*Choose any one (1) elective.

Year 3

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Research Project I
  • Malaysian Economics
  • Research Project II
  • Current Issues in Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • *Introduction to Expressive Arts Therapies
  • *Positive Psychology
  • *Health Psychology
  • *Transpersonal Psychology
  • *Marriage and Family Systems
  • *Clinical Psychology
  • Industrial Training

*Choose any THREE (3) electives.

Assessment

Assessments are both formative and summative, with students presented with multiple opportunities throughout the program to improve their critical thinking, problem-solving, and effective communication skills, while also demonstrating their acquisition of important discipline knowledge. Assessment methods will usually include; quizzes, research reports, presentations, literature reviews, tests, exams, essays, designing experiments, research projects, a research thesis, and one internship.

For MPU, core, and elective modules, assessments are 60% assignment based and 40% final examination. For Research Project 1 & 2 and industrial training, assessments are 100% assignment based.

Students are expected to undergo six (6) semesters and one industrial training (12 weeks), which amounts to 125 credit hours.

Last updated Aug 2020

About the School

International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW) is a dynamic partnership between the University of Malaya (Malaysia) and University of Wales (UK). We aspire to be comprehensive, research oriented univ ... Read More

International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW) is a dynamic partnership between the University of Malaya (Malaysia) and University of Wales (UK). We aspire to be comprehensive, research oriented university in Malaysia which is internationally recognised for innovative teaching and learning, research, social service and education management. Read less