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Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

Offered by: HELP University
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Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration3 years
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FacultyFaculty of Behavioural Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudySocial Sciences
Course Description

HELP University is proud to offer distinct pathways to attain a degree in Psychology.

The primary pathway we offer is the Bachelor of Psychology (Honors) Program, which can be completed fully at HELP University. Students, if they so choose, may also transfer credits to affiliated universities.

The American Degree Program (ADP) is the other pathway that HELP offers for those seeking a degree in psychology. The ADP however, is a transfer program and students are expected to transfer to universities after completing several years at HELP.

Curriculum

1st Year 

Core subjects

  • Introduction to Psychology 1 (Biopsychology, Individual Differences, Cognitive Psychology)
  • Introduction to Psychology 2 (Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology)
  • Psychology of Personal and Academic Development
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods
  • Introduction to Qualitative Methods
  • Career Exploration

    4 MPU subjects
    (10 subjects)


2nd Year

Core subjects

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Advanced Qualitative Methods
  • Social Psychology
  • Human Personality
  • Biopsychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Learning and Cognition

    1 MPU subject

    Psychology Electives
    Select 3 papers from the following:
  • Counselling Skills
  • Conflict Theory and Resolution
  • Human Services
  • Educational Psychology
  • Group Process
  • Exceptional Children: Developmental Disorders
  • Introduction to Psychological Testing


1 General Elective
(12 subjects) 

3rd Year

Core subjects

  • Undergraduate Thesis 1
  • Undergraduate Thesis 2
  • Ethics in Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Career Development & Planning

    Psychology Electives
    Select 5 papers from the following:
  • Introduction to Industrial / Organisational Psychology
  • Counselling Theories and Techniques
  • Issues in Contemporary Psychology
  • Psychosocial Effects of Substance Abuse
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Cross Cultural Psychology
  • Youth Work and Services
  • Psychology of Eating
  • Human Motivation
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Psychology of Film


2 General Electives
(12 subjects) 

 

Assessment

  • Course work and assignments approximately 40-60%
  • Written examination approximately 40-60%

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to fulfil the following standard requirements:

Applicants must have one of the following entry requirements:

  • HELP Foundation in Arts/Science: Pass all subjects (minimum of 4 credits)
  • A-Levels: 1 C, 1 D
  • STPM: 2 Cs
  • UEC: 5 Bs
  • South Australian Matriculation: ATAR 65
  • Canadian Pre-U: Average 65 (6 subjects)
  • Foundation Programs: Pass all subjects (minimum 50% credits)
  • Diploma Programs: Pass all subjects (minimum 30% credits)

Local Programs have to be MQA-approved. The standard entry requirement of 3 SPM/O-Level Credits (including credits in 1 Math subject & 1 Science subject) still applies to all students. Malaysian students also have to attain a Pass in SPM Bahasa Melayu.

Applicants will also be required to fulfil one of the following English requirements:

  • IELTS: 5.5
  • TOEFL: 550 paper-based (213 computer-based; 80 Internet-based)
  • MUET: Band 5
  • SPM: A for English (A1/A2 or A+/A/A-)
  • UEC: B for English
  • HELP Foundation in Arts/Science: credit for either Intermediate English or Advanced English
  • South Australian Matriculation: 14/20 for English as a Second Language
  • Canadian Pre-U: 65 for ENG4U
  • HELP English Immersion Program: Minimum of B- in Level 6

 

Intake Months

January, May, August

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


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