Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons) (Joint Degree)

Duration:
4 years

Intakes:
January 9, May 23, August 21

Campus:
HELP Subang 2

Level of Study:
Undergraduate

Faculty:
Faculty of Behavioral Sciences

Course Code:
KPT/JPS (R/311/6/0062) (A10733) 11/20

About this course

HELP University’s Department of Psychology and Flinders University’s School of Psychology jointly offer the Bachelor of Psychological Science and Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) degree. This historic joint degree, the first of its kind in Asia, allows students to complete a three-year degree or a four-year honours degree in Malaysia which is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). This accreditation allows graduates of this programme to apply directly to any Australian or New Zealand university to continue with their PhD or Masters studies.

This programme is available for students who have completed their pre-university studies and also for HELP Bachelor of Psychology students. HELP Bachelor of Psychology students are eligible to apply to transfer into Year 2 or Year 3 of this programme. Students who obtain a minimum GPA of 5.25 (out of 7) in the third year of the Bachelor of Psychological Science degree will be eligible to enter into Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours).

Course Aims

The aims of this course are to develop knowledge of the factors influencing human behaviour and experience, and to provide skills for the application of this knowledge to issues in the real world. Graduates will develop core knowledge in psychological theory and research to prepare them for possible entry into an Honours programme in psychology.The course provides comprehensive knowledge of such fields as learning, motivation, personality, emotion, development across the lifespan, social and cultural influences, biological influences, and mental health. Also integral to the course is the development of critical thinking and research skills, and an understanding of the ethical responsibilities of researchers and psychology clinicians.

For more information on entry requirements, programme pathways, subjects listing and to get to know the faculty, please download our brochure.

Total Course Fees

RM 93,600

Subject Listing

CORE SUBJECTS
  • Introduction to Psychology 1 (Biopsychology, Individual Differences, Cognitive Psychology) 
  • Introduction to Psychology 2 (Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology)
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods 1
  • Introduction to Qualitative Methods 2
  • Scientific Thinking & Academic Writing
  • Career Exploration
  • Contextual Intelligence
Plus (3 MPU Topics* as listed below)
CORE SUBJECTS
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods 1
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods 2
  • Social Psychology
  • Human Personality
  • Biopsychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Understanding & Managing Emotion
  • Industrial Training
PSYCHOLOGY ELECTIVES

Select 2 papers from the following:

  • Counselling Skills
  • Conflict Theory and Resolution
  • Human Services
  • Educational Psychology
  • Group Process
  • Exceptional Children: Developmental Disorders
  • Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Qualitative Research
 
Plus 2 MPU Topics* as listed below
CORE SUBJECTS
  • Research Methods
  • Ethics and Professional Practice in Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychological Assessment: Basic Principles
  • Undergraduate Thesis
  • Interviewing and Counselling
PSYCHOLOGY ELECTIVES
Select 4 from the following: 
  • Child Development in a Cultural Context
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Atypical Development
  • Psychology of Work
  • Human Factors
  • Introduction to Neuropsychology
CORE SUBJECTS (HONOURS YEAR)
  • Psychology Honours Thesis
  • Research and Practice in Psychology : Part 1
  • Research and Practice in Psychology : Part 2
  • Research and Practice in Psychology : Part 3
  • Contemporary Issues in Psychology
  • Applications of Psychology
Entry into the 4th year of the programme is not automatic and is contingent on students obtaining a grade point average of 5.25/7 in their 3rd year modules.
 
YEAR 1
  • MPU 3123 Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (Islamic and Asian Civilization)
    For Malaysian students

  • MPU 3113 Hubungan Etnik (Ethnic Relations)
    For Malaysian students

  • MPU 3223 Leadership and Life Skills or MPU3213 Bahasa Kebangsaan A** (Malay Language A)
    For Malaysian students ** It is compulsory to take MPU3213 Bahasa Kebangsaan A if a Credit was not obtained for Bahasa Malaysia in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (Malaysian Certificate of Education)
  • MPU 3173 Malaysian Studies 3
    For International students

  • MPU 3143 Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (Communication in Malay Language)
    For International students

  • MPU 3223 Leadership and Life Skills
    For International students

  • MPU3213 Bahasa Kebangsaan A
    For International students

YEAR 2

All students are to take:

  • MPU 3343 Career Pathways in the Field of Behavioural Sciences in Malaysia
  • MPU 3422/MPU 3432 Co-Curriculum

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have one of the following Entry requirements:

YEAR 1
  • SAM
    minimum ATAR of 70
  • A-Levels
    minimum of 2 A-Level and 2 AS Level subjects, with a minimum score of 7 for best 3 subjects (General Paper and first language subjects to be excluded from this calculation).
  • STPM
    minimum of 2 or 3 subjects, with a minimum score of 7 for best 3 subjects
  • UEC
    maximum score of 25 for best 5 subjects and a minimum of 5 Bs
  • CPU
    minimum score of 65%
  • HELP Foundation in Arts/Foundation in Science
    minimum GPA of 5 out of 7 (with credit in Advanced English)

 

Academic Pathway

Why Psychology @ HELP?

 
  • Largest Asian Undergraduate Psychology Programme
  • Distinguished Academics
  • Strong Research Culture