BSc Psychology(R/311/6/0074)(07/2025)(MQA/FA6235)

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 will 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. You will also 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 on real life practices in education, health and industry.

According to the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2019, the Psychology programme at University of Reading is in the top 150 in the world. 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.

Graduate Voice

Ms Shannon, BSc (Hons) Psychology – Graduate in 2018

Hi, I am Shannon. I graduated from the University of Reading Malaysia Psychology programme in 2018. As a psychology graduate from UoRM, it’s opened up a lot of opportunities for me. With all the efforts of the staff, I was more than ready to take up new challenges in the working environment. I was employed by Watsons Singapore as their Management Trainee, finding modules that had been taught such as Careers Psychology, Psychology at Work or even Social Psychology to be relevant. Then, I moved on to being a Student Mentor with one of the biggest student care company in Singapore, modules such as Developmental Psychology was very relevant to my experience. Soon after, I was accepted into the MA Psychology and Education programme at the University of Warwick. Without the degree from UoRM that was accredited by BPS, I believe that my chances to be accepted was much lower. My advice to prospective students is that, take the daring step and you will be surprised on how much the reward is.

Anis A’lliya (Hons) Psychology

Hi! I’m Anis A’lliya, was a Foundation in Science student and also a (BSc) Psychology graduate from both Reading Malaysia and UK (2+2). I have had the best university life with Reading as I did the transfer programme that was offered. I am truly grateful for the lecturers that have taught me from Foundation year up until part 3 of Psychology. I have great academic tutors that continuously check up on me on my academic progress and they have been the most helpful people during my university days as they advised and motivated me to continue striving. The modules taught has prepared me in being a good researcher as I learned to use certain software and analytical skills that are essential for the job I have currently as a Research Assistant at Sunway University. I have gained many experiences aside from academics such as volunteering work, being a student ambassador, a facilitator and was able to be Events Manager in the Malaysian club in the UK. This has helped me gained and enhanced my employability skills.

Ms Nurulhuda, BSc (Hons) Psychology – Graduate in 2018

I am a graduate of BSc (Hons) Psychology in 2018. I am currently working as a Senior Therapist for children with autism at Early Autism Project Malaysia, located in Bangsar, KL. This degree has provided me with the holistic aspect of psychology, especially science which has helped to expose me the most effective therapy for autism which is ABA therapy that my work is currently practicing on. This was included in the Clinical Psychology module which not many universities in Malaysia are offering. The assignments of that specific module has prepared me to critically analyse different treatments for different types of mental illness diagnoses. The skill itself has helped me in my career as I am critically analysing my client's behaviour and teaching programmes on a daily basis. The most interesting part is, soon after I finished my final exam, I was offered the job. I was feeling sad and happy both at the same time since I just finished my final. But I am grateful that I made the decision to accept the job and graduated in Reading Malaysia.

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 (with work placement)
  • Practicum / Industrial Training

Year 3
Core modules include:

  • Project (original research project)
  • Contemporary and Historical Issues in Psychology
  • Public Engagement in Psychology
  • 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.

Our psychology graduates typically enter a wide range of careers, including:

  • Clinical psychology and counselling
  • Education, health promotion and caring professions
  • Advertising, media, marketing and sales
  • Human resources, management and organisational psychology


1. International Foundation Programme:
SPM, IGCSE and equivalent holders can enrol onto the Foundation in Business as a pathway to this programme.
2. Direct entry with STPM/A Levels* with grades: BBB
*We also (subject to conditions) accept Unified Examination Certificate (UEC), International Baccalaureate (IB), Australian Matriculation and Exams, Canadian Pre-U and Exams, Internationally Recognised Diploma and Foundation and other relevant qualification accredited and recognised by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Kindly contact us for further details on the entry requirements


English Language Requirement**:
Grade B or higher at SPM English 1119/IGCSE English
IELTS: Band 6.5 with no component below 5.5 or equivalent.

**University English courses are available for students with English grade below B or IELTS 6.5

3 years

July and September

RM 37,600 per annum

International Students:
RM 45,200 per annum

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University of Reading Malaysia
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