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Bachelor of Science (Hons) Psychology

Offered by: The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC)
Exam BodyThe University of Nottingham, UK
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)43830/Yr
FacultyFaculty of Science
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryUnited Kingdom
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudySocial Sciences
Course Description

During your first year you will be introduced to the core areas of biological, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology. As well as theoretical principles, the modules cover the applied aspects of these subjects, for example in education, engineering and clinical settings. You will also learn statistical methods of analysis and how to plan, carry out and report on psychological or cognitive neuroscience experiments. To complement your studies you will have the flexibility to select up to two modules from other Schools.

Second year modules examine the same topics as your first year in greater depth. You will expand your understanding, deal with more advanced theoretical problems, continue training in relevant research methods, and be given greater independence in undertaking research. Practical sessions run in a series of five-week group projects and are accompanied by further statistics courses. Psychology and cognitive neuroscience students are also offered a series of extra lectures detailing contemporary neuroimaging techniques. You also have the opportunity of spending one or two semesters in your second year at our campus in the UK.

The final year allows you to choose from a variety of advanced topics. If you are studying for the cognitive neuroscience degree you will take three core neuroscience modules plus another module of your choice. You are also required to conduct an independent research study during your final year. The project lasts throughout the year and, acting under the supervision of lecturers, you will be expected to take the initiative in designing and carrying out the research yourself, and completing a full research project report.

Our BSc Psychology and BSc Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience courses are the only ones at any university outside of the UK to be fully accredited by the British Psychological Society.


Year 1


  • Cognitive Psychology  1
  • Social Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Practical Methods in Psychology
  • Statistical Methods 1                    

Year 2


  • Cognitive Psychology 2
  • Conceptual & Historical Issues in Psychology
  • Neuroscience and Behaviour
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Social and Developmental Psychology
  • Practical Methods 2
  • Practical Methods in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Statistical Methods 2


Year 3


  • Research Project
  • Active Vision
  • Autobiographical Memory
  • Bilingualism
  • Cognitive Science of Attention
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Evolution of Human Behaviour
  • Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • Computational Modelling in Psychology
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Neuroscience of Illusions
  • Psychology of Digital Technology
  • The Self and Intergroup Processes
Entry Requirements
Entry requirements

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 including 5 points in mathematics (SL)


B+B+B or grade points of 3.33 in at least 3 subjects, excluding Pengajian Am


4 As excluding Chinese language



Canadian Pre-U

86% average based on 6 subjects


In addition to the entry requirements listed above, those who have taken SPM/GCSE/IGCSE must have grade B in mathematics



Successful completion of the Foundation in Science Programme. Other foundation programmes will be considered on a case by case basis.

Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis

English language requirements


6.5 (with no elements below 6.0)


88 (with no elements below 19) 

PTE (Academic):

62 (minimum 55)


grade A-
1119 (GCE O): grade B


grade C 


grade A2

IB English A1 or A2 (SL or HL):  

4 points 

IB English B HL: 

4 points 

IB English B SL:  

5 points 

Muet Band 5 

may also be considered 

IELTS and TOEFL test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test

Intake Months


Career Prospects

A recent report by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit found that psychology graduates are among the most employable, and least likely to be unemployed, of any degree course. A psychology degree helps prepare graduates for many different types of work, providing an impressive range of skills that make them highly sought after.

Psychologists work in many areas in the public and private sector, from schools and hospitals to management consultancies, high-tech industries and even professional sports teams. Many of our graduates will go on to choose psychology as a career – as researchers and teachers of the subject, or as practitioners in a range of sub-disciplines of psychology, such as clinical and counselling, educational and school, engineering, sports, forensic, health, and industrial/organisational.

Psychology graduates can also progress to a career in research, in either the public sector or the private sector. Research psychologists employed by businesses may work on a wide variety of projects, including creating new ways of targeting advertising campaigns, developing new forms of 3D cinema, and assessing new drugs to treat depression.


All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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