Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

Psychology is the science of behaviour, thoughts and feelings.


Psychology is the study of the mind and how it influences behaviour. It is a scientific field focused on mental processes, brain functions, and behaviour. In essence, psychology aims to understand how people think, feel and behave.

Psychology graduates are highly sought-after by a wide variety of employers because they process unique skills and competencies. These include:

  • The ability to understand people of different ages in a diverse range of cultural settings. 
  • The ability to design and conduct research on people’s behavior, attitudes and feelings. 
  • The ability to understand and develop themselves. 
  • The ability to empower and bring out the best in people. 
  • The ability to communicate effectively in the oral and written format. 
  • The ability to engage in critical thinking in decision-making processes. 
  • The ability to apply a scientific approach in dealing with problems.

Jan, May, Aug

3 years 

Subang Bestari

Indicative Total Fees including Application Fee, Registration Fee, Resources Fee (Full) and Tuition Fee (Full)
RM 96,950

Course Code
(R2/311/6/0044) (10/24) (A10826 )

Why study Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) at HELP?

The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) Programme, can be completed fully at HELP University. Students may also transfer credits to affiliated universities.

  • One of the largest psychology programmes in Southeast Asia with over 1000 students

  • A strong faculty of over 50 lecturers and graduate tutors

  • A facilitative and interactive programme that attracts top student achievers from all over Malaysia and around the world

  • A strong research culture and infrastructure supported by academic staff who are active international research

Programme Overview

Entry Requirements
Transfer Options
Career Pathways

These are the subjects and electives that you will take as part of the programme.

  • Year 1


    • Introduction to Psychology 1(Biopsychology, Individual Differences, Cognitive Psychology)
    • Introduction of Psychology 2(Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology)
    • Scientific Thinking & Academic Writing
    • Introduction to Quantitative Methods 1
    • Introduction to Quantitative Methods 2
    • Career Exploration
    • Contextual Intelligence
    • 3 MPU subjects
  • Year 2


    • Advanced Quantitative Methods 1
    • Advanced Quantitative Methods 2
    • Social Psychology
    • Human Personality
    • Biopsychology
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Understanding & Managing Emotion
    • Industrial Training
    • 2 MPU subjects
  • Year 3


    • Undergraduate Thesis
    • Ethics in Psychology
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Learning and Cognition
    • Career Development & Planning
    • Data Analytics for Psychology
  • Electives

  • We are proud to offer over 20 electives from different fields of Psychology. Students have the privilege of choosing seven papers in Year 2 and 3 from the following:

    • Counselling Skills
    • Counselling Theories and Techniques
    • Conflict Theory and Resolution
    • Human Services
    • Group Process
    • Educational Psychology
    • Exceptional Children: Developmental Disorders
    • Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Introduction to Industrial/ Organisational Psychology
    • Psychology in the Workplace
    • Substance Abuse
    • Forensic Psychology
    • Health Psychology
    • Cross Cultural Psychology
    • Youth Work and Services
    • Issues in Contemporary Psychology
    • Psychology of Eating
    • Human Motivation
    • Psychology of Film
    • Gender Studies
    • Psychology of Film
    • Qualitative Research

    New and different electives are added every year at the department’s discretion.

You will need to fulfill one of these entry requirements to join the program.

  • Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must have one of the following Entry requirements:

    • HELP Foundation in Arts/Science
      Pass all subjects (minimum of 4 Credits)
    • A-Levels
      1 C, 1 D
    • STPM
      2 Cs
    • UEC
      5 Bs
    • South Australian Matriculation
      ATAR 65
    • Canadian Pre-U
      Average 65 (6 subjects)
    • Foundation Programmes
      Pass all subjects (minimum 50% Credits)
    • Diploma Programmes
      Pass all subjects (minimum 30% Credits)

    Local Programs have to be MQA-approved. The standard entry requirement of 3 SPM/O-Level Credits (including credits in 1 Math subject & 1 Science subject) still applies to all students. Malaysian students also have to attain a Pass in SPM Bahasa Melayu. Credit is equivalent to 60 out of 100 marks.

  • English Requirements

  • Applicants must have one of the following English requirements:

    • IELTS
    • TOEFL
      550 paper-based (213 computer-based; 80 Internet-based)
    • MUET
      Band 5
    • SPM
      B for English “(not including SPM 1119)”
    • UEC
      B for English
    • HELP Foundation in Arts/Science
      Credit for either Intermediate English or Advanced English
    • South Australian Matriculation
      14/20 for English as a Second Language
    • Canadian Pre-U
      65 for ENG4U

    Please note that the University standard entry requirement for degree is MUET Band 3, but the Department of Psychology requires MUET Band 5.

Here are the academic pathways for the Bachelor of Psychology (Hons).

  • Australia

  • (1+2)

    • Queensland University of Technology
    • University of Adelaide
    • Macquarie University


    • Macquarie University
    • University of Queensland

    (1+3.5, 1.5+2.5, 1.5+3)

    • University of Queensland


    • Murdoch University
    • Queensland University of Technology
    • University of Adelaide
    • Macquarie University
    • Edith Cowan University


    • Macquarie University
  • New Zealand

  • (1+2)

    • University of Otago


    • University of Otago


    • University of Otago
  • United Kingdom

  • (1+2)

    • Bangor University
    • Goldsmiths, University of London
    • The Queen’s University of Belfast
    • University of Essex
    • University of Leeds
    • University of Plymouth
    • University of Portsmouth
    • University of Sheffield
    • University of the West of England


    • Bangor University
    • Middlesex University
    • University of Northampton
    • University of Portsmouth
    • University of West England

Here are the career pathways for graduates who complete the Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) programme. The graduates can further their studies and do a postgraduate degree to further unlock more career pathways.

  • For Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

    • Corporate Consultant
    • Talent
    • Management Consultant
    • Corporate Training (Soft Skills)
    • Human Resource Management
    • Marketing Manager
    • General Administrative
    • Management
    • Conflict Resolution and Mediation Consultant
    • Customer Relationship Manager
    • Advertising and Public Relations Consultant
    • Political Strategist
      Life Coach
    • NGO worker
    • Journalist, Media Reporter or Mass Media Consultant
    • Market Research Consultant
    • Academic Tutor
    • Research Assistant
    • Headhunter
  • For Graduates with a Postgraduate Degree

    • Organisational and Industrial Psychologist
    • Clinical Psychologist
    • Child Psychologist
    • Counsellor
    • Crisis Counsellor
    • Educational Psychologist
    • Forensic Psychologist
    • Academic Lecturer and Researcher
    • Sports Psychologist
    • Ergonomist
    • Neuropsychologist 
    • Neuroscientist