Bachelor in Psychology (Honours)

Course Title: Psychology, Bachelor (Honours)
Course Code: BPSY

What the course will give you
Psychology degree programme at MSU will equip you with a range of knowledge in psychology: social psychology, health psychology, psychology of personality, psychology in education, and developmental psychology, among others. You will also develop your counselling capabilities across cultures, through learning experiences in community engagement as well as modules in ethnic relations. Towards the end of your studies, you will undertake a research project before undergoing internship, which you could do locally or abroad through the University’s global exposure initiatives.

How long it will take you
3 years

Where the qualification may lead you to
Though often associated with talk therapy, the work of psychologists involves a lot more than just talking through a patient’s problem. Yes, you could be a family counselor who helps your client cope with relationship difficulties or death in the family, but you could also assist a recreational/health therapist plan recreational treatment for people living with disability or injury. You could also go on to Master’s and PhD studies, to venture into correctional psychology and help doctors or caseworkers in correctional facilities; or into forensic psychology, to provide your professional psychological expertise in court; or even into the fast-emerging engineering psychology, to assist in engineering design processes and contribute to practicality as well as safety in human-machine interaction.

Who may enrol
Potential candidates must possess one of the following qualifications to apply:

Matriculation/Foundation or equivalent from any higher education provider and recognized by the Government of Malaysia Pass with at least 2.00 CGPA from 4.00
Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) or equivalent Pass with at least 2.00 CGPA (C grade) in two (2) subjects
Diploma (MQF level 4) or equivalent Pass with at least 2.00 CGPA from 4.00
Diploma in Psychology (MOH level 4) Pass with at least 2.00 CGPA from 4.00
Any other qualification recognized as equivalent by the Government of Malaysia.

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[Published December 2017]

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