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Bachelor of Science (Hons) Applied Psychology and Management

Offered by: The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC)
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Exam BodyThe University of Nottingham, UK
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)45200/Yr
FacultyFaculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryUnited Kingdom
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudySocial Sciences
Course Description

This programme is a joint honours degree offered in conjunction with Nottingham University Business School, and the first of its kind to be offered in Malaysia. It provides excellent training for a future career in psychology and/or business and will teach you to apply psychological theories and principles to real-world settings. By combining applied psychology with coreareas of management, you will learn to interpret human behaviour, analyse social interactions and develop anevidence-based approach to problem solving. You will develop an inquisitive mind, superior social skills and apractical business orientation which will prepare you for a successful career in industry and beyond.


Year one

Typical core modules

  • Applied Research Methods 1: Quantitative Methods
  • Applied Research Methods 2: Qualitative Methods
  • Business Economics
  • Consumer Markets
  • Entrepreneurship and Business
  • Financial Accounting
  • The Individual 1: Cognition, Memory and Perception
  • The Individual 2: Individual Differences
  • Introduction to Applied Psychology
  • Management Accounting and Decisions 1
  • People, Work and Organisations

Typical optional modules

  • Principles of Banking
  • New Venture Creation


Year two

Typical core modules

  • Applied Research Methods 3: Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Contemporary Issues in Applied Psychology
  • Cross Cultural Psychology
  • Human Resource Management
  • The Individual 3: Learning
  • Marketing Management
  • People, Groups and Society
  • Strategic Management: Analysis and Content
  • Technology and Organisation

Typical optional modules

  • Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Global Psychology and Communication
  • International Firms
  • Introduction to Conselling 

Year three 

Typical core modules

  • Business Ethics
  • Contemporary Developments in Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Research project in applied psychology
  • Strategic Management : Process and Practice

Typical optional modules

  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Marketing and Society
  • Occupational Health Psychology
  • Selection and Training in Organisations
Entry Requirements
Entry requirements
A Level BBB, excluding critical thinking and general studies
IB Diploma  30 points with 5,5,5 at Higher Level and 5 points in mathematics at Standard or Higher Level
STPM  B+B+B+, excluding Pengajian Am
UEC  2 As and 3 B3s, excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language
SAM or other Australian matriculations  ATAR 86 (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects) 
Canadian (CIMP/ICPU)  88% average based on 6 subjects with at least 80% in mathematics of data management
College Placement Test (US Style Curriculum) Minimum final GPA of 3.0 (out of 4) in High School Diploma with grade B in mathematics plus, a score of 1200 in SATr and 650, 650, 650 in SAT Subject Tests or 4, 4, 4 in Advanced Placement Tests. Students taking group B subjects may be made an offer across more than three subjects at Advanced Placement level.
Advance Placement (AP) Applicants who are taking Advanced Placement Tests in addition to another recognised qualification (not US style curriculum), may be considered on a case-by-case basis without the SATr and SAT Subject Tests.
Diploma - Other Institutions Acceptance to the second year is on a case by case basis (and at the discretion of the School) but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.33 (out of 4) or 75% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme.
Foundation - Other Institutions Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.33 (out of 4) or 75% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme.
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus Foundation  Successful completion of any foundation programme and meeting mathematics requirements
SPM/GCSE/IGCSE In addition to the entry requirements listed above, those who have taken SPM/GCSE/IGCSE must have grade B in mathematics or grade C in UEC mathematics.
English language requirements
IELTS:  6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)
TOEFL (iBT):  87 (minimum 20 in speaking and 19 in all other elements)
GCE A Level English Language or English Literature:  grade C
GCE AS Level English Language or English Literature:  grade C
PTE (Academic): 62 (with no less than 55 in each element)
SPM:  grade A-
1119 (GCE-O): grade B
GCSE O Level: grade C
IGCSE (first language): grade C
IGCSE (second language): grade B
MUET:  Band 5
UEC:  grade A2
IB English A1 or A2 (Standard or Higher Level): 4 points 
IB English B (Higher Level):  4 points 
IB English B (Standard Level):  5 points 
IELTS and TOEFL test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test

We strongly encourage all interested students to apply. Our students come to us with a diverse range of qualifications and we also consider applicants' personal statement, references and interview performance (if you have one) when making a decision. The only way for us to fully determine eligibility is through the submission of a completed application.


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Career Prospects

Applied psychology and management studies offers an added value not met by graduates from a single-subject background due to the integration of a psychological perspective. It will prepare you for international management careers in industry, government agencies and organisations with a strong human element. Applied psychologists in business are valued and respected within their various areas of expertise, particularly in the fields of marketing, recruitment, training, career and organisational development, counselling, advertising, selection and recruitment, human resources, change management, and occupational testing. They often collaborate with other experts in business and their contribution is highly sought after.

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

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