BSc Psychology(N/311/6/0074)

Explore the science of brain and behaviour with international experts.

Fascinated by the human mind? This course will give you the opportunity to explore the human brain and how it interacts with the environment around us to determine our behaviour. Understanding people and their behaviour is a complex matter; but once you do, it can be highly rewarding. At the University of Reading Malaysia, we study psychology at many levels – from how the brain functions to the ways that individuals are affected by membership of a group.

Learning from internationally regarded experts, you’ll be introduced to the latest evidence relating to a wide range of topics in the field of psychology, gaining a solid grounding in all the core areas of the discipline. And you will undertake work placements and applied projects that encourage you to link the topics you are studying to the issues experienced in ‘real-world’ settings.

Throughout the programme, you will be made aware of current research – its concepts, methods, findings and unresolved issues – and you will learn both how to evaluate others’ research and how to carry it out yourself. In your final year, you will be able to tailor the course to your own areas of interest and career ambitions. You will study the latest research evidence relating to a selection of topics from psychology and neuroscience in depth. You will carry out an original research project that will add to current knowledge in that field and discover how psychological research can impact real-life practices in education, health and industry.

The psychology programme at the University of Reading Malaysia is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), the professional body that oversees the quality of psychology degree provision in the UK. This accreditation gives our graduates eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered (GBC) Membership and, through this, access to postgraduate training courses in UK and elsewhere.

Year 1
Core modules include:

  • Biopsychology
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Psychology and Individual Differences
  • Psychological Research Methods
  • Skills for Psychology

Optional modules include:

  • Applied Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Debates in Psychology
  • Psychology at Work (with work placement)

Year 2
Core modules include:

  • Cognition
  • Perception and Neuroscience
  • Social and Differential Psychology
  • Typical and Atypical Development
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Careers in Psychology

Year 3
Core modules include:

  • Project (original research project)
  • Contemporary and Historical Issues in Psychology
  • Public Engagement
  • A choice of 5 optional modules from a list of specialist topics in staff research areas

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Psychology provides graduates with excellent skills in data analysis, communication and critical thinking; therefore, graduates can enter a variety of fields in the public or private sectors, including:

  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Business And Management
  • Education
  • Health

In addition, many graduates take postgraduate qualifications for a range of specialist careers, such as:

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Counselling Psychologist
  • Research Psychologist
  • Occupational Psychologist

STPM/A-Levels: BBB

UEC: 14 points from 5 subjects (excluding Chinese Language, and Bookkeeping and Accounts)

International Baccalaureate: 30 points overall; or an equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University

English Language Requirement:
SPM 1119 (GCE-O)/IGCSE English as a second language: Grade B or higher
IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5
Or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification

3 years

RM 37,600 per annum

International Students:
RM 45,200 per annum

Course Testimonies

Univeristy of Reading Testimonial - Bsc Psychology

Seok Hui Tan

Having had a particular interest in Literature since my A levels, I was initially planning to read Literature and Linguistics at university. But when I started looking at the subjects available to study, I decided that Psychology and Linguistics would be both more interesting and more practical, and I decided that the University of Reading was the best place to take this course.

I found it really stimulating to have to think about alternative explanations for the results of Psychology experiments. Like any young student of Psychology, I found the courses on Clinical and Abnormal Psychology particularly interesting. But even more fascinating were the courses relating to Cognitive Psychology. My interests in all things language-related lead me to pursue a PhD on infant word learning in the Department of Psychology after I completed my undergraduate degree. This eventually led me to academic research into bilingual language acquisition. I had really enjoyed Linguistics at University – especially a module on Second Language Acquisition, which overlapped with my own interests in simultaneous second language acquisition (which involves learning two languages from an early age). I was able to explore this topic further when I joined the Department of Psychology at the National University of Singapore (NUS) as a full-time academic member of staff.

My background in psychology and linguistics has allowed me to teach a range of courses for the Masters of Speech & Language Pathology at NUS and to supervise research dissertations on aspects of language acquisition in the Singaporean context, which has been a fulfilling and enriching experience.

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