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Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Psychology

Offered by: Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology (TARUMT), Main Campus

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Exam BodyInternal Qualification, Malaysia
Course Duration3 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)64,400
CampusKuala Lumpur
FacultyFaculty of Social Science and Humanities
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudySocial Sciences
Course Description

This undergraduate Psychology degree programme aims to provide students with comprehensive knowledge within basic and applied psychology. The programme will develop critical thinking, analytical and practical skills in students to approach problems that are related to human behaviour and mental processes. The programme also aims to develop effective communication and interpersonal skills to allow students to pursue lifelong learning. During the course of study, students should be able to apply appropriate technology to support their study and research. Upon graduation, students should be familiar with the contemporary issues that are related to psychology field and are equipped with the capability to lead, act responsibly and ethically within varied social and professional environment. Besides, students are well-prepared to further specialisation at the postgraduate level.

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Industrial & Organisational Psychology
  • Introduction to Counselling
  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • Counselling Skills and Methods
  • Leadership Skills
  • Social Psychology
  • Statistical Techniques for Psychology I
  • Theories of Personality
  • Health Psychology
  • Music and Our Life OR Introduction to Academic Writing OR Globalisation & Communication OR Socio-Cultural Communication
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Statistical Techniques for Psychology II
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Professional & Research Ethics in Psychology
  • Principles of Management in Psychology OR Organisation Behaviour
  • Psychology Project I
  • Testing and Measurement
  • Disorders of Childhood & Adolescence
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Cross Cultural Psychology
  • Psychology Project II
  • Positive Psychology OR Educational Psychology
  • Industrial Training

Language, Mata Pelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) and Co-curricular Courses:

English for Tertiary Studies, Bahasa Kebangsaan A, Entrepreneurship, Falsafah dan Isu Semasa, Academic English, Contemporary Malaysian Issues, Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban, English for Career Preparation, Co-curricular courses.

Entry Requirements
  1. STPM - Grade C in 2 relevant subjects
  2. A Level - Grade D in 2 relevant subjects
  3. UEC - Grade B in 5 relevant subjects
  4. TAR UMT - Foundation in Arts (Track B) OR Relevant Diploma
  5. Other IHL - Relevant Foundation/ Diploma accredited by MQA

Compulsory subjects:

(1); (2); (3) ;(4) and (5) must include -

  1. SPM Credit/ O Level Grade C/ UEC Grade B in one mathematics subject
  2. SPM Credit/ O Level Grade C/ UEC Grade B in one science subject
  3. SPM Pass/ O Level Grade E (Pass)/ UEC Grade C in English Language


  1. Students without a credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu are required to pass Bahasa Kebangsaan A before the award of Bachelor Degree.
  2. TAR UMT Diploma will be accepted on credit transfer into Bachelor Degree programmes.
  3. Equivalent qualifications/qualifications from other Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  4. Subject to the Ministry of Education latest requirements.
Intake Months

February, July & November

Career Prospects
  • Research Institutions
  • Training & Development (eg. Life Coach, Motivational Coach, Corporate Training)
  • Management (eg. Human Resources, General Administration, Personal Assistant)
  • Education (eg. Research Assistant, Tutor, Student Services Officer)
  • Sales, Marketing & Services (eg. Customer Relationship Officer, Event & Life Planner)
  • Headhunter / Talent Acquisition
  • Psychology Related Work in NGOs, Hospitals / Schools

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

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