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BA (Hons) Psychology
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Approval Code KR 9801; 02/2019
Accreditation Code A 9801
Classification BA (Hons)
Subject Area Psychology
Course Mode Full Time
Course Duration 3 Years
Course Location UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus
Intakes January, May and September
As life experiences in this modern world assume increasing complexities and the change in social landscape may cause complications and confusion, many turn to the study of Psychology to understand the functional equilibrium between lifestyle, cultures and the human being.

The Psychology degree programme is constructed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills, which will assist them to achieve healthy adjustments in their social existence and occupational well-being. This degree programme exhibits two major features; namely, a balanced course exposure and three Co-Operative Placements through workplace experience.

Students will be exposed to learning abstract fundamentals in the discipline of Psychology, and also applied Psychology (eg. Industrial & Organizational, Educational, Clinical) to gain a taste of their practical values in social and community services.

This comprehensive training will enable students to derive a rudimentary understanding of the social reality of workplace environments in the larger society outside. Students will develop considerable self-confidence in meeting challenges coming their way upon graduation..

Assessments

Coursework percentage: 60% and written examination percentage: 40%.
Qualifications Academic Requirements
STPM/ ‘A’ Levels Minimum 2 Principals.
(For Psychology major, additional credits are required for a mathematics and a science subject & pass English at SPM/O-Level)
UEC Minimum 5 credits
(For Psychology major, credits in a mathematics and a science subject & pass English at SPM/UEC is compulsory)
International Baccalaureate Minimum score of 26/42 from 6 subjects
National Matriculation Minimum CGPA of 2.0
(For Psychology major, additional credits are required for a mathematics and a science subject & pass English at SPM/O-Level)
Australian Year 12 Minimum overall average of 60% in 5 subjects, or
Minimum ATAR score of 65
Canadian Pre-U Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 60%
UCSI Foundation in Arts Completed (minimum CGPA 2.0/4.0)
(For Psychology major, additional credits are required for a mathematics and a science subject & pass English at SPM/O-Level)
Diploma/ Advance Diploma/ Degree/ equivalent Completed (minimum CGPA 2.0/4.0)
(For Psychology major, additional credits are required for a mathematics and a science subject & pass English at SPM/O-Level)
Diploma in Psychology Completed (minimum CGPA 2.0/4.0)
*Discretion is given to Head of School to deal with borderline academic requirements.

Important Note:
SPM requirements can be exempted if applicant completed these subjects at another similar/higher level of qualification, at credit level for Mathematics & Science and at pass level for English.


English Requirements
  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 5; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.5 in IELTS.
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.
* International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the English Enrichment Programme (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.
Note / Legend Discretion is given to the Head of School to decide on applicants whose academic results are borderline to the entry requirements.

SPM Credit – 'A+' to 'C'
O-Level – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credit – 'A1' to 'B6'
STPM principal – 'A' to 'C'
'A' Levels principal – 'A' to 'E'
For those aspiring to pursue a professional career in the challenging field of Psychology, the career prospects are indeed broad for graduates trained in this field. Major employment areas include commercial advertising, business and marketing research, public relations, human resource development, education, consumer behavior research, crisis management centres, health and medical centres and many more. With further learning in the field, graduates can also enter promising careers in professional counseling, consultant, corporate training, lectureship and therapist.
Foundation
  • Computing Studies
  • Economics
  • Introduction to Business
  • Accounting Practice
  • Algebra & Trigonometry
  • Computing Essential
  • Writing for Academic Purpose
  • Film & Arts Appreciation
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Office Application
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Year 1
  • Introduction to Management and Organisational Theory
  • Expository Writing
  • University Life (MPU-U2)
  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Introduction to Psychology 1
  • Introduction to Psychology 2
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Statistics for Psychology
  • Lifespan Development
  • Co-Operative Placement 1
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
  • Elective A (Choose One)
    • Fundamentals of Management
    • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Elective B (Choose One)
    • Introduction to Advertising
    • Introduction to Public Relations
    • English for Specific Purpose: Business Communications
Year 2
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychological Research Methods 2
  • Personality Theories
  • Social Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • Psychological Testing and Assessment
  • Research Design and Analysis
  • Co-Operative Placement 2
  • Religions in Malaysia (MPU-U3)
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
  • Elective C (Choose One)
    • Human Sexuality
    • Sociology of the Family
    • Sociology of Juvenile Delinquency
  • Elective D (Choose One)
    • Educational Psychology
    • Health Psychology
    • Skills and Human Factors
Year 3
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Philosophical Issues in Psychology
  • Ethics and Professional Issues in Psychology
  • Cross-cultural Psychology
  • Training Skills for Psychologists
  • Independent Project A
  • Independent Project B
  • Professional Development
  • Co-Operative Placement 3
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 3 (MPU-U4)
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.

U1 –   For Malaysian students:
  1. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation

–   For foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3

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