IUMW’s Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Psychology is concerned with the scientific development of knowledge about human behaviour and thought. Intensive analysis training and critical skills are taught with the intent of producing graduates who are competent from every angle.
Our programme 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 programme 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.
Human Resource Executive
Sales and Marketing executive
Social Service Specialist
Administrative Service Manager
Community Service Manager
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
Credit in Mathematics AND any Science subject AND minimum pass in English in SPM
Specific requirements at the SPM level can be waived should the grades obtained at the STPM / STAM / Diploma / Matriculation / Foundation are equivalent or higher.
A-Level with 2 principal passes or equivalent, recognized by Malaysian Government or fulfil 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.
English for Research Writing
Introduction to Psychology
Theories of Personality and Individual Differences
Lifespan Development I
Hubungan Etnik (Malaysian Students)
Bahasa Kebangsaan A*** (Malaysian Students)
Principles of Entrepreneurship
Communicative Malay 2 (International Students)
Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology
Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Counselling and Psychotherapy
Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (Malaysian Students)
Malaysian Studies 3 (International Students)
Academic Study Skills for Students**
Statistics in Psychology
Lifespan Development II
Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology
Professionalism and Ethics in Psychology
History and Systems of Psychology
Sensation and Perception
Motivation and Emotion
Research Project I
Introduction to Expressive Arts Therapies OR Positive Psychology*
Research Project II
Current Issues in Psychology
Marriage and Family Systems OR Clinical Psychology*
Cognition in Action**
Optional cross- discipline electives:
Consumer Buyer Behaviour
Principles of Management
Multimedia Technology and Application
*Choose any ONE (1) elective
**Dual Award Module / Dual Award students only***For Malaysian students who do not possess a credit in Bahasa Melayu subject at SPM level
Assessments are both formative and summative, with students presented with multiple opportunities throughout the programme 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.