R/311/6/0066(A10926)01/27

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Psychology

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Psychology refers to the scientific study of the mind, mental states and processes as well as behaviour. The programme delves into the introduction to psychology, focusing on the multifaceted aspects of human development that include physical, emotional, intellectual, social and cultural. It will help students understand behaviour and enhance their communication and problem-solving skills. The programme will enable students to analyse problems, develop crucial critical thinking skills and have demonstrated knowledge in psychology.

  • 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 be equipped with the skills required to complete their studies successfully at tertiary education level by enrolling in specially and meticulously designed University courses. Students will also have a developed sense of nationality, patriotism and teamwork through completing various MPU courses.

Students will be eased into the academic programme by taking basic major courses at introductory level. Students will be armed with basic theoretical knowledge in psychology to prepare them for the completion of more advanced courses in the future.

Students will progress even further by taking intermediate and advanced level core major courses that will enrich their knowledge in areas encompassing human development, cognition, biological, behavioural, motivation, emotions, mental health and workplace behaviour.

Students will be able to complete more application-based courses to equip themselves with the practical aspects of psychology. The elective courses taken at this point will help streamline students towards their personal interests.

Students will be involved in career and research-related activities in which they will take capstone courses such as experimental psychology, research paper and industrial training. Students will be well-prepared for careers in this field and get to explore career options of their interest in theoretical and applied psychology fields.

With a strong understanding of the scientific mechanisms that influence human thoughts, emotions and behaviours, you can 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 can also opt for further studies in social work, clinical counselling, law, business or medicine.

BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONS) IN PSYCHOLOGY (BAPS) 

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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