Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Psychology

Duration:4 years and 4 months (Open Distance Learning - ODL), 3 years (On Campus Learning - OCL)

Intakes:Jan, May & Sept

Campus:Wawasan Open University, Penang

Level of Study:Degree

Faculty:School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences

Course Code:R/311/6/0066(A10926)01/27

About this course

Programme Outline

This programme is designed to provide an introduction to psychology with an emphasis on the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and cultural aspects of human development.  Upon completion, graduates would be able to communicate with different levels of people effectively in various settings; possess the ability to demonstrate logical reasoning, critical thinking and analytical skills in facing a multicultural and multifaceted contemporary society.

Career Prospects

The following are examples of career possibilities that students can expect upon graduation.

  • Pursue Postgraduate Courses

  • Social Worker

  • Career Consultant

  • Motivator

  • Wellness Consultant

  • Rehabilitation Services Officer

  • Researcher

  • Trainer

  • Tutor / Assistant Lecturer

  • Administration Executive

  • Human Resource Executive

Total Course Fees

Estimated RM29,280– RM68,000

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Subject Listing

  • University Mathematics for General Studies
  • Computers in Networked Society
  • Learning Skills for University Studies
  • Workplace Communication Skills
  • Writing Skills for University Studies
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Understanding Personality Types
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Biology Psychology
  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Behaviour Psychology
  • Child Development
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Psychology of Adult Development
  • Cross Cultural Intelligence
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Managing Stress at Work
  • Principles of Social Research
  • Industrial Training
  • Conflict Management
  • Psychology and the Workplace
  • Counselling – Theory & Practice

** Choose 1 course only

  • Hubungan Etnik (for Malaysian Students) OR
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (for Foreign Students Only)
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (for Malaysian Students only) OR
  • Malaysian Studies (for Foreign Students only)


  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (for Students without SPM credit in BM) OR
  • Decision Making Skills (for Students with SPM credit in BM and Foreign Students)


  • Comparative Religions OR
  • Family and Society OR
  • Human Rights


  • Co-Curriculum

Entry RequirementsApplicants must have one of the following Entry requirements:

Candidates with the following criteria will be eligible to be considered for admission into the undergraduate programme:

(1) Regular Entry Candidates must fulfil one of the following criteria:

With a credit in Mathematics and Science, and pass in English at SPM / UEC Senior Middle III and

 Grade C (SGP 2.0) in at least two (2) subjects / two (2) Principals in STPM / HSC / A-Level

 Five (5) Grade Bs in UEC Senior Middle III

 Any other approved / accredited Diploma

 An approved Foundation / Matriculation qualification (minimum CGPA 2.00 out of 4.00) from other private and public universities in Malaysia Other eligible qualifications

 An approved / accredited Diploma in Psychology

 Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government

(2) Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) provides an opportunity for individuals with working experience but lack of formal academic qualifications to pursue their tertiary studies. APEL involves the identification, documentation and assessment of prior experiential learning to determine the extent to which an individual has achieved the desired learning outcomes, for access to a programme of study.

Applicants should comply with the following admission criteria stipulated by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA):

 The candidate should be at least 21 years of age in the year of application and possess relevant work experience.

International Student Only

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