BSc (Hons) Psychology

Overview

Studying psychology will allow you to gain an in-depth understanding of how we learn, think, feel and adapt to our social environment. The programme covers both normal and abnormal behaviour, and deals with the biological, social and individual factors that affect human psychology. The programme also includes supervised fieldwork, during which you will have the opportunity to apply your newly acquired knowledge and understanding in a real-world setting.

Through the practical application of all you have learned, you will acquire the skills and attributes necessary to evaluate and understand the many different facets of human behaviour. You will also consider the complex ethical issues that arise throughout your studies, so that upon graduation, you will be able to use all you have learned for the betterment of human welfare.

A degree in Psychology is the gateway to a variety of exciting career prospects, from forensic scientist to helping businesses understand their customers and even helping sports men and women to perform at their highest potential. A degree in psychology can also open up career prospects in advertising, public relations, administration, retail services, marketing, journalism and even the legal profession, to name but a few.

On successful completion of the programme, graduates will also be awarded a degree from Lancaster University. They will be awarded two certificates, making them graduates of both Sunway University and Lancaster University.

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Sunway University & Lancaster University Logos
Intakes
January, April, September
Duration
3 Years (full-time)
Career Prospects
  • Advertising and marketing manager
  • Behaviour therapist
  • Child development consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • General manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Journalist
  • Management consultant
  • Market research consultant
  • Occupational health and safety consultant
  • Product developer
  • Public relations consultant
  • Recruitment specialist
  • Sales executive
  • Shadow aide for special education
  • Educator
  • Research assistant
Estimated Annual Course Fee
  • RM36,000
    for Malaysian students
  • USD8,257
    for international students
International students must pay their fees in RM equivalent. The USD here is just an indicative/estimation and subject to the prevalent exchange rate

Programme Structure

Year 1

Communication Skills
Ethics in Psychology
English for Psychology
Human Physiology
History of Psychology
Introduction to Psychology
Motivation & Emotion
Research Methods in Psychology 1
Free Electives I
Free Electives II

Year 2

Abnormal Psychology
Biological Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Personality Psychology
Psychological Testing
Research Methods in Psychology 2
Social Psychology
Entrepreneurial Mindset and Skills
Sustainable Development in Malaysia
Community Services & Planetary Health

Year 3

Behaviour Modification
Counselling Psychology
Industrial Exposure
Organisational Psychology
Research Project 1
Research Project 2

Electives (choose 3)

Applied Developmental Psychology
Community Mental Health
Cross Cultural Psychology
Educational Psychology
Health Psychology
Human Neuropsychology
Learning Disabilities
Positive Psychology
Sensation and Perception

Additional MOHE compulsory General Studies subjects

For Local Student

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)

For International Student

  • Malay Language for Communication 2
  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
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Student studying

Entry Requirements

STPM

Average C+ or CGPA 2.33 (Minimum 2 principals)

A-Level

Minimum 12 points

Note: For A-Level points calculation

A = 10 points

B = 8 points

C = 6 points

D = 4 points

E = 2 points

Australian Matriculation

ATAR 60

Canadian Matriculation

60%

Monash University Foundation Year

60%

Sunway Foundation in Arts/Sunway Foundation in Science & Technology

CGPA 2.30

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

Maximum 26 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs including Mathematics and 1 Science subject)

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Completed with minimum 25 points (excluding bonus points)

Specific Requirements

  • Credit in Mathematics and one Science subject at SPM or its equivalent

Additional Requirements for Certain International Students

International students from certain countries that want to take some Sunway University degree programmes (for example programmes in partnership with Lancaster University) will need to take and pass our online six-month International Preparatory Programme (IPP). This is a requirement to enrol on a Sunway degree programme that also leads to a degree awarded by Sunway’s partner institution. Students are required to pass all the subjects with grade C or above to qualify for this.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS or equivalent 6.0
  • MUET Band 5
  • SPM English A2 or A-
  • UEC English B3
  • O-Level English (1119) B3
  • Sunway Intensive English Programme (IEP) Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%
  • ESL/English Satisfactory level in Pre-University programmes, where the medium of instruction is English

Note: Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
*Sunway Diploma holders may obtain advanced standing if credit transfer requirements are met.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

For more information about the scholarships and financial aid, please visit the SEG Scholarships website.

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