Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology

Duration:
3 Years (6 Semesters)

Awarded by:
APU, Malaysia

Intakes:
21 Sep 2021 | 23 Nov 2021

  

APU-DMU DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMME


Students who are under Bachelor’s Degree Programme will have the option to opt-in for the APU-DMU Dual Degree Scheme. Under this Scheme, students will receive 2 Degree Certificates & Transcripts upon graduation: 1 from Asia Pacific University (APU), Malaysia and 1 from De Montfort University (DMU), UK.

To know more about APU-DMU Dual Scheme, please click HERE

 


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 1 OF THE DEGREE:
STPM• 2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0), a Credit in Mathematics and Science/ Chemistry/ Physics/ Biology, and a Pass in English at SPM Level or its equivalent.
A-LEVEL• 2 Passes in A-Level in any 2 subjects, a Credit in Mathematics and Science/ Chemistry/ Physics/ Biology, and a Pass in English at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or its equivalent.
UEC• 5 Grade B’s in UEC including Mathematics and Science/ Chemistry/ Physics/ Biology and a Pass in English.
MATRICULATION/ FOUNDATION• Passed Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.0) with a Credit in Mathematics and Science/ Chemistry/ Physics/ Biology, and a Pass in English at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or its equivalent.
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 2 OF THE DEGREE:
DIPLOMA

• A Diploma and its equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.0 and a Credit in Mathematics and Science/Chemistry/Physics/Biology, and a Pass in English at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or its equivalent.

• Diploma in Psychology with a minimum CGPA of 2.0.


Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). The qualification and entry requirements for the programmes will be determined based on the "Comparison List of Equivalency of International Qualifications with SPM (O-Levels equivalent) and STPM (A-Levels equivalent)" published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
 
ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

• IELTS : 5.5
• TOEFL IBT : 46-59
• Pearson (PTE) : 42
• MUET : Band 4

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PROGRAMME OUTLINE

This programme is specifically designed for students to:

  • Describe systematic knowledge of influences on psychological functioning, conceptualisation across the core areas of the discipline, and how it interrelates.
  • Apply problem-solving, critical, analytical and scientific research skills to resolve complex application and unpredictable issues in the areas of psychology.
  • Perform a range of psychological and/or physiological measurements as demonstrated in the area of psychology.
  • Display sensitiveness, and react appropriately to contextual and interpersonal factors in social groups and teams, including working co-operatively, and responsibly in making contributions to team objectives.
  • Identify broad range of information, media and technology applications for psychological research.
  • Demonstrate competence in problem-solving and scientific research skills including generating research questions or hypotheses, devise ways of testing these using both quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Demonstrating leadership in social settings, including communicating an understanding of the role of evidence when making critical judgements about psychological issues and arguments.

DEGREE LEVEL 1

Students will be equipped with theoretical and conceptual framework of psychology as a discipline. In addition, students will also be exposed to the basic understanding of the context within which mental health industry practices and applies.

COMMON MODULES

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Trends and Visual Thinking
  • Principles of Public Relations

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Ethics in Psychology
  • Historical Perspectives in Psychology
  • Social Psychology

DEGREE LEVEL 2

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which students will be able to describe systematic knowledge of influences on psychological functioning, conceptualisation across core areas of the discipline, and how it interrelates. They will be able to apply problem-solving, critical, analytical and scientific research skills to resolve complex application and unpredictable issues in the areas of psychology as well as demonstrate leadership, professionalism and ethical behaviors in the field. The students will be nurtured to display sensitiveness, and react appropriately to contextual and interpersonal factors in social groups and teams, including working co-operatively, and responsibly in making contributions to team objectives.

COMMON MODULES

  • Social Media
  • Managing Creativity & Innovation

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Psychological Disorders
  • Biological Psychology
  • Introduction to Research Methods and Qualitative Analysis
  • Personality Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology

INTERNSHIP (16 WEEKS)

Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 16 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment in various fields relating to psychology.

DEGREE LEVEL 3

Students will make use of their previous studies and industrial experience to extend their familiarity to specialise in a particular area of psychology and to develop good skills in media and technology applications for psychological research. The students will be able to critically analyse and monitor their own learning as well as turn ideas into action plan.

A final year project requires them to take a hands on different areas in psychology so as to apply all the expertise and skills acquired from both the classroom and internship settings. The successful completion of the final year project is a testament of the student’s ability to combine psychology knowledge, communication skills, critical thinking and analytical skills to produce a personal achievement portfolio.

COMMON MODULES

  • Investigations Module
  • Project Module

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Counselling Principles and Philosophy
  • Psychological Testing & Measurement
  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • Conceptual Issues and Critical Debates in Psychology

ELECTIVE MODULES (CHOOSE 2)

  • Health Psychology OR Cyberpsychology
  • Educational Psychology OR Human Factors Psychology

MQA COMPULSORY SUBJECTS*

  • Ethnic Relations (M’sian Students)
  • Islamic & Asian Civilisation (M’sian Students)
  • Malaysian Studies (Int’l Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Workplace Professional Communication Skills
  • Employee & Employment Trends
  • Co-Curriculum
(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency.)


CAREER OPTIONS

  • Psychology Research Assistant
  • Academic Tutor
  • Human Resource Executive
  • Talent Management Consultant
  • Life Coach
  • Corporate Training (Soft Skills)
  • Conflict Resolution & Mediation Consultant
  • NGO Executive / Manager
  • Psychology Lab Manager
  • Corporate / Career Consultant
  • Customer Relationship Manager
  • Headhunter
  • Educator (Primary / High school / International)
  • Market Research Analyst


ADVANTAGE OF APU PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAMME

The BSc in Psychology programme is specifically designed to provide a solid understanding of psychology and its concepts in the contemporary environment for students to be able to articulate what they have learned as a human scientist. This three-year undergraduate programme will provide a clear apprehension of human mind, behaviors, and different types of personalities. This programme is also a Dual degree programme offered in partnership with De Montfort University (DMU) and is recognised both locally and internationally.

BREAKING THE PSYCHOLOGY BARRIER

“Employment for all psychologists is expected to grow by 14% in the decade from 2016-2026, which is faster than average. ”

- Bureau of Labor Statistics, US

"Insufficient number of psychologists in Malaysia. The counsellor-to-individual ratio is 1:52,000 when the ratio should be 1:500."

- Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr. Noor Hisham, Director-General of Health Malaysia

"There are not enough clinical psychologists to go around in Malaysia. If someone needs to see a mental health professional, the waiting period can be between eight months and a year.”

- Dr Nur Anuar Abdul Muthalib, 2017, Vice President of Yayasan Hasanah

WHAT IS DISTINCTIVE ABOUT THIS PROGRAMME?

The programme is designed to prepare students for a career in psychology and mental health industry. Students learn about how psychology is evolving through an examination of behaviors and different mental health studies, as well as its impact on society in various areas. The course links both theoretical and practical knowledge that is needed for a graduate to operate effectively in diverse settings.


In Malaysia, mental disorders estimated to be responsible for about 8.6% of total DALYs. National Health Morbidity Survey in 2015 reported the prevalence of mental health problem among adult and children were 29.2% and 12.1% respectively. The prevalence of suicidal attempt was apparently increasing.

- Malaysian Mental Health Statistics


USP for APU’s Psychology Programme


COURSE FEES

Malaysian Students

International Students

Year 1: RM 25,400
Year 2: RM 25,800
Year 3: RM 26,800
Total: RM 78,000

Year 1: RM 28,600 (USD 7,330)
Year 2: RM 29,700 (USD 7,615)
Year 3: RM 29,900 (USD 7,670)
Total: RM 88,200 (USD 22,615)

​* Fees stated here do not include Deposits and other Miscellaneous Fees. Please refer to Fee Guide for details.

(N/311/6/0116)(11/25)(MQA/PA14120)

All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.