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Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Psychology   APPLY

  Study Mode
FULL TIME
  Level
UNDER-GRADUATE
  Duration
3 years
  Intake
February and September
  Tution Fees
N/A

ABOUT THE PSYCHOLOGY DEGREE

The final frontier is not space. It is the human mind.

Psychology, the scientific study of behavior and mental processes, is one of the most exciting disciplines of medical science. It encompasses a broad spectrum of subjects including biology, physiology, sociology, anthropology and statistics.

Contrary to popular belief, a psychologist doesn’t only work with ‘crazy’ people. Psychologists work in the diverse fields of business, sports, education and health where the emphasis is not on ‘fixing’ something wrong, but instead, enhancing what is right by incorporating evidence-based techniques and interventions to assist individuals reach their true potential.

The IMU Psychology Degree emphasizes learning in small groups for all students to actively engage and learn from the lecturers as well as from one another. Going beyond the scientific theories, students are challenged on the intricacies of actual practice by delving deeper into a topic. It is a process that adds art to the science of psychology.

Our graduates are in great demand with all of them gaining employment within 3 months after graduation, with many securing jobs before they even complete their internship – a testament to the quality of the teaching and learning in the IMU BSc (Hons) Psychology programme.

 

WHY STUDY PSYCHOLOGY AT IMU

An Established Private Healthcare University

An Established Private Healthcare University

IMU is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 28 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education. IMU achieved the SETARA-2017 Tier 6 status (Outstanding) under the Mature University category.

Build Your Future Healthcare Professional Network

Build Your Future Healthcare Professional Network

As IMU offers the widest range of healthcare programmes, our students are fully immersed in a vibrant community of students and practitioners from all healthcare fields. This allows for the development of strong friendship amongst peers that will be the foundation of an extensive healthcare professional network upon graduation.

Curriculum Benchmarked to International Standards

Curriculum Benchmarked to International Standards

IMU’s Psychology curriculum has been developed to meet high international standards and has been accepted internationally for further specialisation at the graduate level.

Pathway Towards Postgraduate Specialisations in Psychology

Pathway Towards Postgraduate Specialisations in Psychology

Students are well prepared towards specialising in psychology at a graduate level. The rigorous training builds a strong foundation while the multiple opportunities to apply what was learned strengthens the understanding of theories and concepts and provides a value-added degree for the students.

Personalised Attention from Lecturers

Personalised Attention from Lecturers

Students are able to get personalised attention from their lecturers due to an emphasis on small group learning. This enhances the teaching and learning activities for all students.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

EXAMINATIONS

REQUIREMENTS

A-Levels

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STPM

CC

Australian Matriculation

60% aggregate or TER / UAI / ENTER / ATAR 70

NCEA Level 3

50% aggregate

Canadian Grade 12/13

50% aggregate in 6 subjects

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

B in 5 subjects

Australian University Foundation Programmes

50% aggregate in 4 best subjects or TER / UAI / ENTER / ATAR 70

Indian Pre-University

60% aggregate

Ministry of Education Matriculation *

cGPA 2.00

International Baccalaureate (IB)

24 points

American High School Diploma with Advanced Placement (AP)

cGPA 2.70 (2 Science subjects must be AP courses)

Foundation in Science #

cGPA 2.00 or 50%
(Foundation in Arts / Foundation in Biosciences / Foundation in Engineering / Foundation in Science)

Degree

BSc in related field:
cGPA 2.00

Diploma

Diploma in related field – cGPA 2.00
Diploma in Psychology – cGPA 2.00

# The duration of this programme must be a minimum of 1 year in the same accredited institution and foundation in other disciplines are accepted.

Minimum Credit in Mathematics and Science and a Pass in English at SPM level. Students may be exempted from the above requirement if they achieved the same results at the Pre-University level  (Not applicable to students from Diploma in Psychology).

FOUNDATION IN SCIENCE

  • Foundation in Science qualifications from other higher education institutions will be considered on a case by case basis for admission into the local IMU programmes.

  • Students with IMU Foundation in Science can apply into IMU programmes and programmes with selected credit transfer options, upon meeting the entry requirement eligibility. ** (Please refer to IMU Foundation in Science brochure for more details)

FOR ADMISSIONS INTO THE IMU FOUNDATION IN SCIENCE PROGRAMME, STUDENTS WILL NEED TO HAVE:

  • Pass SPM / O-Levels with minimum 5 credits in Mathematics, 2 Science subjects and 2 other subjects.
    Note: Specific SPM / O-Levels requirements may be needed for admissions into IMU programmes.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

MUET

Band score of 3 / 4 (Graduation) *

IELTS

Overall band score of 5.5 / 6.0 (Graduation)*Those who opt for the overseas option must achieve an overall band score of 7.0

TOEFL

Overall score of 183 (CBT) / 65 (iBT)*

CambridgeEnglish :Advanced (CAE)

Overall score of 160* (for International students only)

CambridgeEnglish :Proficiency(CPE)

Overall score of 180*(for International students only)

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Overall score of 42*(for International students only)

* ONLY applicable for those who are completing the entire degree at IMU, Malaysia.

PARTNER UNIVERSITIES

As an assurance of a total commitment towards quality education in psychology, the IMU maintains its relationship with many partner universities in Australia and United Kingdom.

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Australia

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United Kingdom

Australia

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United Kingdom

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why choose this particular programme?

The IMU Psychology Programme is designed to meet the aforementioned needs. This programme plays a pivotal role in training well-qualified personnel with skills in line with the healthcare needs of the nation. IMU’s psychology graduates are competent in understanding health behaviour from a holistic and evidence-based perspective. Consequently, they will contribute significantly to the promotion of health and prevention of mental health problems in Malaysia.

What is the structure of the programme?

Semester contents are available in the programme brochure [Download Brochure]

What are the aims and key features of the programme?

The programme aims to produce students who are capable of:

  • Understanding the scientific and dynamic interrelationships between mind and behaviour

  • Interpreting theories and concepts from an eclectic perspective

  • Applying psychological principles to real life contexts, particularly in health-related settings

  • Critically evaluating the development, application and revision of empirical data

  • Mastering the process of developing, conducting, analysing, interpreting and disseminating research

  • Conducting themselves ethically and professionally while working with clients, other professionals and the community at large

What are the distinguishing features of the psychology programme?

Focus on Health
As noted previously, the programme focuses on preparing students to work in health-related fields or pursue postgraduate studies in psychology, particularly clinical, health or counselling psychology. Students will then opt for an additional specialisation area in either Counselling Psychology or Industrial / Organisational Psychology.

Evidence-Based Practice
Students will be rigorously trained to embrace an evidence-based practice. Throughout the programme, students will be challenged to critically evaluate existing theories, research methods and findings with the aim to foster decision-making based on facts rather than mere intuition or personal opinions.

Communication Skills Training
Having good verbal and written communication skills is essential for all psychologists. IMU graduates will be competent in oral presentation, written communication and possess excellent interpersonal skills.

Interdisciplinary Culture
Due to the recent changing needs in healthcare, there is a trend towards multidisciplinary management of health. As a medical institution that trains various medical personnel including doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and other allied health professionals, IMU provides its psychology students with the environment to experience and appreciate the benefits of interdisciplinary practice. Students enrolled in the psychology programme are given ample opportunities to work with students from other disciplines.

Collaborations with International Universities
IMU is forging meaningful links with a number of international universities to enable credit transfer, staff exchanges and collaborative research opportunities.

International Perspective
Psychology staff come from many countries and are therefore able to inject a unique international perspective into their teaching, enabling IMU students to have a global, multicultural outlook.

What are the modules of the programme?

 

Elective Modules

  • Introductory Psychology

  • Communication

  • Social Psychology

  • Research Methods

  • Infancy and Childhood

  • Biopsychology

  • Motivation and Emotion

  • Intelligence

  • Memory

  • Adolescence

  • Personality

  • Adulthood

  • Abnormal Psychology

  • Statistics I

  • Statistics II

  • Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Sensation and Perception

  • Cognitive Psychology

  • Introduction to Psychological Testing

  • Health Psychology

  • Drugs and Behaviour

  • Introduction to Clinical Psychology

  • Learning

  • Behaviour Modification

  • Cross Cultural Psychology

  • Assessment and Treatment of Psychological Disorder

  • History and Trends in Psychology

  • Professional and Ethical Issues in Psychology

  • Thesis I

  • Thesis II

  • Industrial Attachment: 12-week attachment with industry or NGOs

  • Psychology of Criminal Behaviour

  • Positive Psychology

  • Human Sexuality

 

Specialised Modules

 

    • (Choose either Option A or B)

Option A: Counselling Psychology

    • Counselling Skills

    • Counselling Practicum 1: Individual Counselling

    • Counselling Practicum 2: Group Counselling

Option B: Industrial & Organisational Psychology

  • Introduction to Industrial and Organisational Psychology

  • Strategic Staffing and Talent Management

  • Leadership

What are the semester contents?

Semester contents are available in the programme brochure [Download Brochure]

What are the teaching-learning approaches used?

Students learn through lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials role-plays, debates, discussions, presentations and self-directed learning activities.

TEACHER-LED ACTIVITIES

STUDENT-LED ACTIVITIES

Lectures, Seminars, Workshops, Tutorials and Labs

Role-play, Debates, Discussions, In- class presentations, Health campaigns, In-house conference and E-Lab

Who are the teaching staff?

The multi-cultural staff teaching this programme are specialised in these areas:

  • Developmental Psychology

  • Biopsychology

  • Criminal Psychology

  • Neuropsychology

  • Clinical Psychology

  • Organisational Psychology

  • Health Psychology

  • Social Psychology

  • Sports Psychology

  • Educational Psychology

  • Counselling Psychology

How will I be assessed?

Students will be assessed through:

  • Multiple Choice Questions

  • Poster Presentations

  • Short Answer Questions

  • Oral Presentations

  • Case studies

  • Conducting campaigns

  • Essays

  • Dissertations

What is the medium of instruction?

The medium of instruction is English. Students who come from a system of education in which the medium of instruction is not English are strongly recommended to improve their proficiency in English by making their own arrangements to attend additional English Language classes before entering the IMU.

Who will award the degree?

The Bachelor of Science (Hons) Psychology degree is awarded by IMU. The partner universities will award their respective degrees to students who transfer to their schools.

What sort of jobs/careers can be undertaken with this degree?

The Graduates in Psychology from IMU will be well qualified for professional employment in health management, social research and other human services. They can also pursue further studies towards becoming, for example, a clinical, organisational or forensic psychologist or working in other specialist fields of psychology.

Graduates in psychology from IMU can embark on a wide range of careers. These include:

  • Management training in industry and the public sector

  • Management consultancy

  • Human resources management

  • Journalism

  • Recruitment consultancy

  • Work in the financial sector

  • University administration

A large proportion can go on to postgraduate training, leading to professional careers as psychologists in various specialist areas, such as:

  • Occupational psychology

  • Clinical psychology

  • Health psychology

  • Counselling psychology

  • Educational psychology

  • Forensic psychology

When do I apply for a place in IMU?

You can apply using forecast or actual results

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