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Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

Offered by: HELP University - ELM Business School
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration3 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)Please contact us for more details
FacultyFaculty of Behavioural Sciences, Education and Languages
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudySocial Services
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 (Honours) Programme, 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 programme and students are expected to transfer to universities after completing several years at HELP.


1st Year 

9 subjects

  • Introduction to Psychology 1 (Biopsychology, Individual Differences, Cognitive Psychology)
  • Introduction to Psychology 2 (Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology)
  • Scientific Thinking & Academic Writing
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods 1
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods 2
  • Career Exploration
  • Contextual Intelligence

    3 MPU subjects

2nd Year

10 subjects

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods 1
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods 2
  • Social Psychology
  • Human Personality
  • Biopsychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Understanding & Managing Emotion
  • Industrial Training

    2 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

5 subjects

  • Undergraduate Thesis 
  • Ethics in Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Learning and Cognition
  • Career Development & Planning

    We are proud to offer over 20 electives from different fields of Psychology. Students have the privilege of choosing seven papers in Year 2 and 3 from the following:
  • Counselling Skills
  • Counselling Theories and Techniques
  • Conflict Theory and Resolution
  • Human Services
  • Educational Psychology
  • Group Process
  • Exceptional Children: Developmental Disorders
  • Understanding child abuse and neglect
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Delete Introduction to Psychological Testing
  • Introduction to Industrial / Organisational Psychology
  • Psychology in the Workplace
  • Substance Abuse
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Cross Cultural Psychology
  • Youth Work and Services
  • Issues in Contemporary Psychology
  • Delete Psychosocial Effects of Substance Abuse
  • Psychology of Eating
  • Human Motivation
  • Psychology of Film
  • Gender Studies
  • Qualitative Research
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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