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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Psychology

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Psychology is the study of the mind and behaviour. The programme provides you an introduction to psychology particularly on the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and cultural aspects of human development. You will develop awareness of the crucial role psychology plays in decision-making, gain insights into work and organisational behaviour as well as the basics in becoming a strong communicator and problem solver.

You will be able to explain and apply the principles, skills, values and ethics of psychology. You will learn to apply appropriate research methods to critically analyse human behaviour, and be able to identify and demonstrate knowledge of socio-cultural and cross-cultural diversity.

  • Fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
  • Recognised by the Public Service Department (JPA)

Accredited

By MQA

Available Modes

Part-Time and Full-Time

Credit Transfer Via APEL (C)

For Those with Relevant Career Experience and Minimum Length of Service

PSIMA Membership

Graduates Are Qualified to Apply

Wide Career Options

In Both Basic and Applied Psychology Fields

“The expert in anything was once a beginner.”
Helen Hayes

Top Core Courses

Fundamentals that will build you up to stay relevant and excellent today, tomorrow and beyond.

Introduction to Psychology

This course covers basic approaches, theoretical framework, methodology and topics in psychology that serve as a foundation for all future courses in the programme.

Child Development

This course delves into the concept of human development, lifespan development and framework focusing on motor, physical, cognitive, social, emotional, communication, and adaptive skills.

Managing Stress at Work

This course teaches various approaches and techniques of stress management that can be applied in various workplace settings.

Counselling Theories and Practice

This course disseminates knowledge on different techniques and approaches in counselling and psychotherapy practices.

Industrial Training

This capstone course enables students to head to the workplace and receive training in a multitude of psychology-related fields.

Learning Path

Students will gain the skills required to begin their tertiary education successfully by taking specially designed University courses tailored to the programme. Additionally, students will develop a strong sense of nationality, patriotism and teamwork through completing various MPU courses. At the end of this year, students will be eased into the programme with the completion of introductory level psychology courses. At this point, students will be fully equipped with the basic theoretical foundation in psychology and ready to complete more advanced courses in the future.

Students will achieve in-depth progress by taking intermediate and advanced level core major courses that will enhance their knowledge in areas concerning human development, cognition, biological, behavioural, motivation, emotions, mental health and workplace behaviour. Students will complete more application-based courses that will equip them with the practical aspects of psychology.

Students will participate in career and research-related activities. They will be streamlined towards their personal interests in psychology through elective courses taken at this point. Towards the end, students will complete the capstone courses research paper and industrial training. Upon graduation, students will be ready for careers in this field and can start to explore various options in basic or applied areas of psychology.

The understanding of psychology can be applied to a broad range of career fields. As someone able to explain thought, emotion and behaviour, you can put forward valuable insights that benefit employers.

You will qualify to become a:

  • Human Resource or Administration Executive
  • Motivator in Human Service Organisations
  • Career or Wellness Consultant
  • Trainer
  • Tutor or Assistant Lecturer
  • Social Worker 
  • Researcher

You will also be poised for further studies in social work, clinical counselling, law, business or medicine.

BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONS) IN PSYCHOLOGY (BAPS) PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

No. 

Course Code 

Course Title 

Credit Hours 

COMPULSORY MODULES (MPU)

1. 

MPU3183//03

MPU3143//03

Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban OR

Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (for International students)

2. 

MPU3193/03

Philosophy and Current Issues

3.

MPU3213/03

MPU3223/03

Bahasa Kebangsaan A (for students without SPM credit in BM) OR

Decision Making Skills (for lstudents with SPM credit in BM and International students) 

3

4. 

MPU3412/02 

Co-curriculum 

Subtotal Credit Hours  

11 

COMPULSORY MODULES (GENERAL STUDIES)

1. 

WUC116/05

University Mathematics for General Studies 

5

2. 

WUC118/03 

Computers in Networked Society  

3. 

WUC131/03 

Learning Skills for University Studies   [APEL(C)

4. 

WUC107/03 

Workplace Communication Skills   [APEL(C)

5. 

WUC203/03 

Writing Skills for University Studies   [APEL(C) 

6.

BBM210/03

Entrepreneurship Development

3

Subtotal Credit Hours  

20

DISCIPLINE CORE (COURSEWORK) 

1. 

LSP101/05

Introduction to Psychology   [APEL(C)

5

2. 

LSP102/05

Understanding Personality Types  

5

3. 

LSP103/05

Interpersonal Skills

5

4. 

LSP201/05

Adolescent Psychology

5

5. 

LSP202/05

Child Development

5

6. 

LSP203/05

Behaviour Psychology

5

7. 

LLS203/05

Cross Cultural Intelligence

5

8. 

LSP204/05

Social Psychology

5

9.

LSP205/05

Managing Stress at Work   [APEL(C)

5

10.

LSP206/05

Biological Psychology

5

11.

LSP207/05

History and Systems of Psychology   [APEL(C)

5

12.

LSP301/05

Psychology of Adult Development   [APEL(C)

5

13.

LSP303/05

Cognitive Psychology

5

14.

LSP306/05

Experimental Psychology

5

Subtotal Credit Hours  

70

DISCIPLINE CORE (RESEARCH PROJECT) 

7. 

LSS312/05

Principles of Social Research

5

8.

LSS313/05

Research Paper

5

Subtotal Credit Hours 

10

DISCIPLINE CORE (INDUSTRIAL TRAINING)

1. 

LSP307/06

Industrial Training   [APEL(C)

6

Subtotal Credit Hours 

6

DISCIPLINE CORE ELECTIVE (COURSEWORK) Choose one course only

1.

LSP302/05

Counselling – Theory & Practice   [APEL(C)

5

2.

LSP304/05

Conflict Management   [APEL(C)

5

3.

LSP305/05

Psychology and the Workplace   [APEL(C)

5

Subtotal Credit Hours 

5

Total Credit Hours 

122

APEL(C) Courses

The maximum credit transfer through APEL(C) is 30% of the total graduating credits for a specific programme of study. This requirement shall be read together with MQA Policies on Credit Transfer, Guidelines on Credit Transfer for MOOC, Micro-credentials and other relevant conditions stipulated by the MQA and MOHE from time to time. The maximum credit transfer allowed for a Diploma-to-Bachelor’s Degree study (based on formal qualifications) is 50% of the total credits for the degree programme, while the existing 60% maximum credit transfer allowable for a combination of formal qualifications with Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning [APEL(C)], Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Micro-Credentials (MCs) remains the same.

For courses that you intend to apply for APEL(C) but are not listed above, please contact Ms. Quah Phaik Luan at plquah@wou.edu.my.

Kindly contact your nearest Regional Centre if you need further clarification.

Candidates with the following criteria will be eligible to be considered for admission into the undergraduate programme:

 

  1. Regular Entry

Candidates must fulfil one of the following criteria:

 

With a credit in Mathematics and Science, and pass in English at SPM / UEC Senior Middle III and

  • Grade C (SGP 2.0) in at least two (2) subjects / two (2) Principals in STPM / HSC / A-Level
  • Five (5) Grade Bs in UEC Senior Middle III
  • Any other approved / accredited Diploma
  • An approved Foundation / Matriculation qualification (minimum CGPA 2.00 out of 4.00) from other private and public universities in Malaysia Other eligible qualifications
  • An approved / accredited Diploma in Psychology
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government

 

  1. Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) provides an opportunity for individuals with working experience but lack of formal academic qualifications to pursue their tertiary studies. APEL involves the identification, documentation and assessment of prior experiential learning to determine the extent to which an individual has achieved the desired learning outcomes, for access to a programme of study.

 

Applicants should comply with the following admission criteria stipulated by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA):

 

  • The candidate should be at least 21 years of age in the year of application and possess relevant work experience.

All of the University’s courses are classified into three categories, i.e., lower level, middle level or higher level. Lower-level courses are basic, introductory or foundation courses designed for freshmen. Middle-level courses may require some knowledge of previous study or a certain amount of intellectual maturity. Higher level courses are specialised courses usually designed for those majoring in a particular discipline. The level of a course is indicated by the first digit of the course code, i.e., lower level courses are indicated by the code 1XX/XX, middle level courses by 2XX/XX and higher level courses by 3XX/XX or 4XX/XX. The 2 digits after the slash indicate the credit value of the course. i.e., WLA101/03 is a lower level course of 3 credits while BBM203/05 is a middle level course of 5 credits and TEC305/10 is a higher level course of 10 credits.

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