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Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons) (Joint-Degree)

Offered by: HELP University - ELM Business School
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Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia and Flinders University
Course Duration4 Yrs
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Fees93600/Course
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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’s Department of Psychology and Flinders University’s School of Psychology jointly offer the Bachelor of Psychological Science and Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) degree. This historic joint degree, the first of its kind in Asia, allows students to complete a three-year degree or a four-year honours degree in Malaysia which is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). This accreditation allows graduates of this programme to apply directly to any Australian or New Zealand university to continue with their PhD or Masters studies.

This programme is available for students who have completed their pre-university studies and also for HELP Bachelor of Psychology students. HELP Bachelor of Psychology students are eligible to apply to transfer into Year 2 or Year 3 of this programme. Students who obtain a minimum GPA of 5.25 (out of 7) in the third year of the Bachelor of Psychological Science degree will be eligible to enter into Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours).

Curriculum

YEAR 1

CORE SUBJECTS
  • PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 1
  • PSY 112 Introduction to Psychology 2
  • PSY 105 Introduction to Quantitative Methods 1
  • PSY 106 Introduction to Quantitative Methods 2
  • Scientific Thinking and Academic Writing
  • PSY 110 Career Exploration
Plus (3 MPU Topics* as listed below)

YEAR 2

CORE SUBJECTS
  • PSY 201 Advanced Quantitative Methods 1
  • PSY 202 Advanced Quantitative Methods 2
  • PSY 205 Social Psychology
  • PSY 207 Human Personality
  • PSY 208 Biopsychology
  • PSY 221 Developmental Psychology
  • Understanding and Managing Emotion
  • PSY 200 Industrial Training
PSYCHOLOGY ELECTIVES

Select 2 papers from the following:

  • PSY 209 Counselling Skills
  • PSY 210 Conflict Theory and Resolution
  • PSY 211 Human Services
  • PSY 212 Educational Psychology
  • PSY 215 Group Process
  • PSY 216 Exceptional Children: Developmental Disorders
  • PSY 218 Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Qualitative Research
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Plus 2 MPU Topics* as listed below

YEAR 3

CORE SUBJECTS
  • PSYC 331 Research Methods
  • PSYC 332 Ethics and Professional Practice in Psychology
  • PSYC 333 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC 334 Psychological Assessment: Basic Principles
  • PSYC 300 Undergraduate Thesis
  • PSYC 337 Interviewing and Counselling
ELECTIVE TOPICS

Select 4 from the following:

  • PSYC 338 Child Development in a Cultural Context
  • PSYC 339 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 340 Atypical Development
  • PSYC 341 Psychology of Work
  • PSYC 342 Human Factors
  • PSYC 343 Introduction to Neuropsychology

YEAR 4

CORE SUBJECTS (HONOURS YEAR)

  • Psychology Honours Thesis
  • Research and Practice in Psychology: Part 1
  • Research and Practice in Psychology: Part 2
  • Research and Practice in Psychology: Part 3
  • Contemporary Issues in Psychology
  • Applications of Psychology
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Entry into the 4th year of the programme is not automatic and is contingent on students obtaining a grade point average of 5.25/7 in their 3rd year modules.

MPU TOPICS*

YEAR 1
  • MPU 3123 Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (Islamic and Asian Civilization)For Malaysian students
  • MPU 3113 Hubungan Etnik (Ethnic Relations)For Malaysian students
  • MPU 3223 Leadership and Life Skills or MPU3213 Bahasa Kebangsaan A** (Malay Language A)For Malaysian students ** It is compulsory to take MPU3213 Bahasa Kebangsaan A if a Credit was not obtained for Bahasa Malaysia in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (Malaysian Certificate of Education)
  • MPU 3173 Malaysian Studies 3For International students
  • MPU 3143 Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (Communication in Malay Language)For International students
  • MPU 3223 Leadership and Life SkillsFor International students
  • MPU3213 Bahasa Kebangsaan AFor International students
YEAR 2

All students are to take:

  • MPU 3343 Career Pathwayss in the Field of Behavioural Sciences in Malaysia
  • MPU 3422/MPU 3432 Co-Curriculum
Entry Requirements

One of the following entry requirements:

YEAR 1
  • SAMminimum ATAR of 70
  • A-Levelsminimum of 2 A-Level and 2 AS Level subjects, with a minimum score of 7 for best 3 subjects (General Paper and first language subjects to be excluded from this calculation).
  • STPMminimum of 2 or 3 subjects, with a minimum score of 7 for best 3 subjects
  • UECmaximum score of 25 for best 5 subjects and a minimum of 5 Bs
  • CPUminimum score of 65%
  • HELP Foundation in Arts/Foundation in Scienceminimum GPA of 5 out of 7 (with credit in Advanced English)
YEAR 2

Completion of HELP’s Bachelor of Psychology Year 1 (Pass grade for all subjects)

  • May 05 – Aug 07 intakesPSY 101-PSY 106, MC100, LLS 101, 2 1st yr electives
  • Jan 08 – Aug 09 intakesPSY 111, PSY 112, PSY 105, PSY 106, MC100, LLS 101, PMG101, PSY 110a, 3 1st yr electives
  • Jan 10 intake onwardsPSY 111, PSY 112, PSY 113, PSY 105, PSY 106, MC100, LLS 101, PSY 110a, 3 1st yr electives
YEAR 3

Completion of HELP’s Bachelor of Psychology Year 1 and Year 2 (Pass grade for all subjects)

  • May 05 – Aug 07 intakePSY 201-PSY 208, 2 2nd yr psychology electives, 2 2nd yr general electives.
  • Jan 08 – Aug 09 intakePSY 201-PSY 208, PSY 220, 2 2nd yr psychology electives, 1 2nd yr general elective.
  • Jan 10 intake onwardsPSY 201, PSY 202, PSY 205, PSY 207, PSY 208, PSY 221, PSY 222, PSY 220, 3 2nd yr psychology electives, 1 2nd yr general elective.
Intake Months

January, May, August

Career Prospects
  • Corporate Consultant
  • Talent Management Consultant
  • Corporate Training (Soft Skills)
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Manager
  • General Administrative Management
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation Consultant
  • Customer Relationship Manager
  • Advertising and Public Relations Consultant
  • Political Strategist
  • Life Coach
  • NGO worker in the following areas:
    • Disaster & emergency relief
    • Children with special needs
    • Abuse & neglect
    • Impoverished & marginalised communities
    • Youth work
    • Family work
  • Journalist, Media Reporter or Mass Media Consultant
  • Opinion Survey Researcher
  • Academic Tutor
  • Research Assistant

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


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