Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

About the Course

Psychologists seek to understand how the mind works and why people behave the way they do. They focus on the complexities of human behaviour – how development occurs, how personality forms, and how factors like society and culture affect behaviour – and seek to provide strategies that can help people lead happier, healthier and more productive lives.

This prestigious course prepares you for a career in specialist fields such as clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology or organisational psychology. It involves three years of accredited undergraduate study followed by an honours year in which you complete a research thesis and advanced coursework units. This enables you to apply for entry to a professional masters course focused on your career of choice.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are largely determined by the level of academic training with options available in: Business areas such as: human resources, training or marketing Educational institutions as a research assistant or report writer Employment in psychology related areas (But not under the title of “Psychologist”) Family or community based organisations Government departments and agencies Health Services organisations – See more at:

UoD Modules

Year 1
Introduction to Psychology I
Introduction to Psychology II
Social and Personality Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Biopsychology and Learning
Cognitive Processes I

Year 2
Perception I
Design and Statistics II
Psychological Science: Putting Theory into Practice
Principles of Psychological Assessment
Design and Statistics III
Research Methods in Psychology

Year 3
Design and Statistics IV
Advanced Ethics and Assessment in Psychology
Advanced Issues in Developmental Psychology: Child Abuse and Neglect
Introduction to Theories of Counselling
Advanced Issues in Health Psychology
Advanced Issues in Development Psychology: Development Problems across the Lifespan

MPU Subjects

Credit Subject Name Remark
1 HubunganEtnik* Must do 2
Tamadun Islam danTamadun Asia (TITAS)
BahasaMelayuKomunikasi 3
Pengajian Malaysia 3
2 Bahasa Kebangsaan A
Leadership and Life Skills
Leadership in Business
3 Comparative Ethics for Malaysia Choose 1
Malaysian Constitution
Issues of the Social Media on Malaysian Society
Career Pathways in the field of Behavioral Sciences in Malaysia
4 Co-Curriculum – Sports 2 Choose 1
Co-Curriculum – Community Service 2
Co-Curriculum – Event Management

Notes :
* For Local Students
** For International Students
*** Local students without credit for SPM’s Bahasa Melayu must do Pengajian Malaysia 3

Data Compulsory Subjects

Credit Subject Name
1 Reflective Practice
Listening, Reading & Writing Skills
2 Preparation for Career Management : Internship Programme
Industrial Training : Part 1
Industrial Training : Part 2