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BSc (Hons) Psychology

Offered by: Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
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Exam BodyHeriot-Watt University, UK
Course Duration3 years (2 semesters per year)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees35,500 (per year)
Fees (International Student)41,200 (per year)
CampusHeriot-Watt University, UK
FacultySchool of Social Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryUnited Kingdom
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudySocial Sciences
Study Abroad PathwayNo
Course Description

Our psychology graduates have a strong record of employment building careers in business, teaching, counselling, nursing, probation work and market research.

Psychology is the science of behaviour and the mind. It uses a variety of scientific methods to explore key areas, including: the influence that our biology has on behaviour; the ways in which we develop from early infancy to adulthood; the ways in which we perceive, think, solve problems and make decisions; and the way we interact with each other. All of these approaches enable theories to be developed and tested within psychology. Our programmes focus on problems in the real world and consider how psychology can help us to address it.

Psychologists work in settings such as education, health and mental ill-health, sport and exercise, systems design, the environment, and forensic and criminological analysis, where theory and practice come together.


Year 1

Semester 1

  • Cognitive Psychology 1
  • Human Development & Intelligence
  • Research Methods and Analysis 3
  • Optional subject

Semester 2

  • Cognitive Psychology 2
  • Research Methods and Analysis 4
  • Social Psychology
  • Optional subject

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Cognition Across the Lifespan
  • Forensic Psychology 1: Principles
  • Research Methods and Analysis 5
  • Optional or Elective subject

Semester 2

  • Psychobiology
  • Applied Psychology: Health Psychology and Professional Practice
  • Research Methods and Analysis 6
  • Social Cognition and Personality

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Theoretical Research Project 1
  • Cognition and Emotion
  • Memory: Development and Reliability
  • Social Influences on Childhood Behaviour

Semester 2

  • Theoretical Research Project 2
  • Option (psychology course)
  • Option (psychology course)
  • Option (psychology course)

Students work closely with a staff member in devising and conducting their research project in psychology.  Students also select optional psychology courses.  Coursework applies the information from these courses to employment-related settings and ‘real-world’ problems.

*Information correct at the time of publication and may be subject to change

Entry Requirements
  • Foundation year Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Foundation in Science or Foundation in Business: CCCC
  • A-Level/STPM: CCC*
  • SAM: ATAR 70
  • CPU: 70%
  • UEC: 20 points or less (5 subjects not less than B grade)
  • SMA 3 (Indonesia): 7.5
  • IB Diploma: 25 points
  • Diploma recognised by the Malaysian Government or any other relevant qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government.

*with minimum C in Science and Maths at SPM/O-Level or equivalent

Intake MonthsSep
Career Prospects

Psychology graduates generally progress to a wide variety of careers, including business, teaching, counselling, nursing, social work, probation work and market research. Psychology graduates may also progress in the profession itself by training as clinical, educational, forensic, health or sports psychologists.

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

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