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)



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.

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