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BSc (Hons) Psychology

MQA(S)10/13/1/1 Jld.16(70)A5452

Studying psychology will allow you to gain an in-depth understanding of how we learn, think, feel and adapt to our social environment. The programme covers both normal and abnormal behaviour, and deals with the biological, social and individual factors that affect human psychology. The programme also includes supervised fieldwork, during which you will have the opportunity to complete a piece of fieldwork and to apply your newly acquired knowledge and understanding in a real-world setting.

Through the practical application of all you have learned, you will acquire the skills and attributes necessary to evaluate and understand the many different facets of human behaviour. You will also consider the complex ethical issues that arise throughout your studies, so that upon graduation, you will be able to use all you have learned for the betterment of human welfare.

A degree in Psychology is the gateway to a variety of exciting career prospects, from forensic scientist to helping businesses understand their customers and even helping sports men and women to perform at their highest potential. A degree in psychology can also open up career prospects in advertising, public relations, administration, retail services, marketing, journalism and even legal professions, to name but a few.



  • Management Consultant
  • Child Development Specialist
  • Human Resource Director
  • Public Relations Director
  • Market Research Consultant
  • Advertising Manager
  • Special Needs Educator
  • Psychiatric Clinical Assistant
Year 1
  • Introduction to Psychology I
  • Human Physiology
  • Law and Society
  • Communication Skills
  • Introduction to Psychology II
  • Principles of Marketing
  • English for Psychology
  • Social and Professional Responsibilities
Year 2
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Psychological Testing
  • Sensation and Perception
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Social Psychology
Year 3
  • History of Psychology
  • Industrial Training
  • Research Project
Electives (choose any 6 in Year 3)
  • Behaviour Modification
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Psychology Seminar
  • Human Neuropsychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Community Mental Health
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Applied Developmental Psychology

Additional MOE compulsory General Studies subjects are:

For Local students:
  • Malaysian Studies 2
  • Moral Education / Islamic Studies
  • Community Service
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)
For International students:
  • Malay Language for Communication 1
  • Moral Education / Islamic Studies
  • Community Service


Average C+ or CGPA 2.33 (minimum 2 Principals)
A Level
CC / CDE (Minimum 12 points)
Australian Matriculation
Canadian Matriculation
240 (60%)
Sunway Foundation in Arts
Maximum 26 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs including Mathematics and 1 Science Subject)
IB Completed with minimum 25 points (excluding bonus points)

Other Qualifications
Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-to-case basis

Specific Requirements:
SPM / O-Level:  Mathematics - Credit
SPM / O-Level:  Science - Credit in 1 Science subject

English Language Requirements



PTE Academic


SPM English

UEC English

O-Level English (1119)

Sunway Intensive English Programme

ESL/ English
550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), 80 (internet-based)


50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)

Band 5

A2 or A-



Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%

Satisfactory level in Pre-University programmes, where the medium of instruction is English