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3 Years


Feb, July and Sept

Dual Award

UK Qualification

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology

Programme Overview

UK Degree Accredited by the British Psychological Society

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology programme at IUMW uses scientific methods to study human behaviour and thought. We aim to equip our graduates with practical skills and critical thinking abilities. As a result, they become competent and employable in various industries. To make our students career-ready, we integrate research and hands-on experience to produce high-performing graduates ready for health and social science practices.

Industry-Aligned Curriculum & Diverse Applications

Our curriculum is aligned with industry leaders such as SOLS Health. This lets us teach relevant curriculum that includes the knowledge, skills, techniques and ethics needed in today’s working environment. The diverse applications of psychology make the programme an excellent foundation for different fields such as education, health, and social services.

Enrol now and take the first step towards a successful career in psychology!
  • A pass in STPM with a minimum of Grade C (GP 2.00) in any two (2) subjects; OR
  • A pass in STAM with a minimum grade of Jayyid; OR
  • A Certificate in Matriculation or Foundation with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 out of 4.00; OR
  • A Diploma (Level 4, MQF) in any field with at least CGPA of 2.00 out of 4.00; OR
  • Diploma Kemahiran Malaysia (DKM) / Diploma Lanjutan Kemahiran Malaysia (DLKM)/ Diploma Vokasional Malaysia (DVM) with a minimum CGPA 2.50 out of 4.00, subject to passing the bridging course in Mathematics and Science
  • An Advanced Diploma (Level 5, MQF) in the relevant fields with at least CGPA of 2.00 out of 4.00; OR
  • Other relevant equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian government as equivalent to the above requirements.
  • A-LEVEL Pass with Grade D in two subjects, AND credits in Mathematics and Science, and a pass in English at SPM level or equivalent; OR
  • Australian Matriculation ATAR 65;OR
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) 24 points across six subjects;OR
  • UEC Grade B in five (5) subjects including Mathematics and Science, and a pass in English;OR
  • Other qualifications recognised as equivalent
  • *All the above qualifications need to be supported with at least credits in Mathematics and Biology/ Physics/ Chemistry/ General Science/ Applied Science and a pass in English at SPM level
  • Those without a pass/credit in Mathematics and/or Biology/ Physics/ Chemistry/ General Science/ Applied Science at SPM level or equivalent can be admitted but are required to attend special enhancement course(s). These special enhancement courses should be SPM equivalent, remedial in nature. Students must pass/credit the Mathematics and Biology/ Physics/ Chemistry/ General Science/ Applied Science enhancement courses as a prerequisite to related core courses taught in English
  • Students enrolling on a Dual Award programme will be subject to the English requirements of UWTSD/UK
English language competency requirements for international students:
  • International students are required to achieve a minimum score of 5.0 in IELTS OR Band 3 in MUET OR 500 in TOEFL OR its equivalent
  • English language requirements can be waived if the international student EITHER comes from a country that uses English as the official language OR the entry qualification uses English as the medium of instruction
Year 1
  • English for Research Writing
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Theories of Personality and Individual Differences
  • Lifespan Development I
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*** (Malaysian Students)
  • Principles of Entrepreneurship
  • Communicative Malay 2 (International Students)
  • Biopsychology
  • Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology
  • Principles of Management
  • Multimedia Technology and Application
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Falsafah dan Isu Semasa (Malaysian Students)
  • Academic Study Skills for Students**
Year 2
  • Consumer and Buyer Behaviour
  • Lifespan Development II
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology
  • Statistics in Psychology
  • Professionalism and Ethics in Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychological Testing
  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • Sensation and Perception
  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Social Psychology: Global Perspectives**
Year 3
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Research Project I
  • Introduction to Expressive Arts Therapies
  • Research Project II
  • Current Issues in Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Malaysian Economy
  • Co-curricular
  • Marriage and Family Systems OR Clinical Psychology*
  • Industrial Training
  • Cognition in Action**
  • Optional cross-discipline electives:
    • Multimedia Technology and Application
*Choose any ONE (1) elective
**Dual Award Module / Dual Award students only
***For Malaysian students who do not possess a credit in Bahasa Melayu subject at SPM level
Assessments are both formative and summative, with students presented with multiple opportunities throughout the programme to improve their critical thinking, problem solving, and effective communication skills, while also demonstrating their acquisition of important discipline knowledge. Assessment methods will usually include; quizzes, research reports, presentations, literature reviews, tests, exams, essays, designing experiments, research projects, a research thesis, and one internship. For MPU, core and elective modules, assessments are 60% assignment based and 40% final examination. For Research Project 1 & 2 and industrial training, assessments are 100% assignment based. Students are expected to undergo six (6) semesters and one industrial training (12 weeks), which amounts to 125 credit hours.
Malaysian Students
Single Award: MYR 51,750
International Students
Single Award: MYR 61,850
Dual Award Fee: MYR 18,000
  • Teacher
  • Psychology Lecturer
  • Career Counsellor
  • Human Resource Executive
  • Sales and Marketing Executive
  • Childcare Worker
  • Social Service Specialist
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Market Researcher
  • Administrative Service Manager
  • Community Service Manager
  • Health Educator

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    • Accredited by MQA – quality assured.
    • A Dual Award degree programme in collaboration with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD), UK. Students will receive certification from both IUMW and UWTSD upon completion of their degree.
    • Accredited by the British Psychological Society (Dual Award programme only)
    • Opportunity to study in the UK at our partner university, UWTSD

    Meet Our Bachelor of Psychology Students

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    Delivering Strategic Projects at Unilever

    Raja Rajeswary
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    Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology

    Study Abroad for the Experience of Lifetime

    Sign up for Dual Award with our Psychology degree and you earn a UK qualification and get the opportunity to study in the UK at our partner university, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

    Meet Your Lecturers

    Meet IUMW’s team of accomplished and passionate academicians, here to support you in your studies every step of the way.

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