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BA (Hons) Psychology

Intakes
January, May and September
Course Duration
3 Years
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
Full-time
Approval Code
R2/311/6/0035; 02/2024
Accreditation Code
A9801


Overview

Ideal for students who are curious and enjoy life-long learning, and analysing behaviour and thinking. This programme stands out for its effective blend of world-class theories and hands-on learning which offers a greater understanding of human minds, emotions and behaviours. An emphasis on soft skills such as communication and leadership gives students an added edge in terms of future employability in the fields of social work, counselling, law, political science, and human resource

* This programme received a 100% graduate employability score in the Ministry of Higher Education’s Graduate Employability 2020. (Source: ge.mohe.gov.my/)

About the Programme

Assessments

Coursework percentage: 60% and written examination percentage: 40%.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

Candidates must meet either of the following requirements:

STPM

Passed at least two (2) subjects with a minimum CGPA of 2.00

A-Level

Passed at least two (2) subjects

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

Passed at least five (5) subjects with a minimum Grade B

​UCSI Foundation Programme / Foundation Programme from Other Higher Education Provider (HEP) / Matriculation / Diploma

Passed with a minimum CGPA of 2.00

​International Baccalaureate

Passed with a minimum score of 26/42 from 6 subjects

South Australian Matriculation (SAM) / South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) / Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) / Tertiary Entrance Examinations (TEE) / Canadian Pre-University (CPU) / Canadian International Matriculation (CIMP)

Passed with a minimum average of 60%

New South Wales Higher School Certificate (HSC), Australian Year 12 / Northern Tertiary Certificate of Education (NTCE), Australian Year 12 / Western Australia Certificate of Education (WACE), Australian Year 12

Passed with a minimum average of 60%

High School Certificate / Secondary School Diploma (Grade 12) / Canadian (Grade 12)

Passed with a minimum average of 60%

​Pra-U2 Singapore

Passed with a minimum CGPA of 2.00

​Other qualifications deemed equivalent by Malaysian Qualifications Agency

*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.

 

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SPM / O-Level

Minimum 5 credits including credit in Mathematics and a science subject & Pass English

UEC

Minimum 3 credits including credits in Mathematics and a science subject & Pass English

English Language Requirements

For Local Students
MUET
Band 3
SPM English Language
Grade B+
SPM English Language 1119/O-Level/IGCSE
Grade C
UEC English Language
Grade A2

  • In the event that the English language requirements are not met, applicants will be required to take the Basic English and English Foundation for in-sessional academic enhancement concurrently with the programme.
For International Students
IELTS
Band 5.0
Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests
154
TOEFL IBT
42
Pearson Test of English
47
MUET
Band 3

  • 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 for Tertiary Education (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.

Courses Offered

Year 1
  • Hubungan Etnik (Local) OR Malaysian Studies (International)
  • Tamadun Islam and Tamadun Asia (Local) OR Bahasa Komunikasi 3 (International)
  • University Life
  • Introduction of Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 1
  • Statistics for Psychology
  • Lifespan Development
  • Social Psychology
  • Religions in Malaysia
  • Co-Operative Placement 1

Liberal Arts Electives (Choose THREE)

  • Critical Issues in the Contemporary World
  • Future Directions, Futurecasting
  • Persuasive Speech
  • Thinking and Being
Year 2
  • Psychological Research Methods 1
  • Psychological Research Methods 2
  • Neuropsychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 2
  • Personality Theories
  • Psychological Testing and Measurement
  • Counselling Theories and Techniques
  • Educational Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Co-Operative Placement 2

Psychology Electives (Choose THREE)

  • Human Sexuality
  • Family and Marriage
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Expressive Therapy
  • Media Psychology and Technology
  • Sport Psychology
Year 3
  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Independent Project A
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 3
  • Philosophical Issues in Psychology
  • Ethics and Professional Issues in Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Independent Project B
  • Entrepreneurial Psychology
  • Professional Development in Psychology
  • Co-Operative Placement 3
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

Career Opportunities

  1. Public Relations
  2. Child Development Specialist
  3. Human Resources
  4. Management Consultant
  5. Psychologist
  6. Political Analyst

Tuition Fees

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 69,690

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International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 83,230

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International Degree Pathway (IDP)
IDP ProgrammePathwayUniversityCountryFee
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Applied Psychology2 + 1University of the West of England, BristolUnited Kingdom£13,000
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Psychology1 + 2University of the West of England, BristolUnited Kingdom£13,000

For enquiry, please contact us at geo@ucsiuniversity.edu.my or call us at +603 9101 8880 ext 2066.
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