BSc (Hons) Psychology

School of Science and Technology

About The Programme

Studying psychology will allow you to gain an in-depth understanding of how we learn, think, feel and adapt to our social environment. The programme covers both normal and abnormal behaviour, and deals with the biological, social and individual factors that affect human psychology. The programme also includes supervised fieldwork, during which you will have the opportunity to apply your newly acquired knowledge and understanding in a real-world setting.

Through the practical application of all you have learned, you will acquire the skills and attributes necessary to evaluate and understand the many different facets of human behaviour. You will also consider the complex ethical issues that arise throughout your studies, so that upon graduation, you will be able to use all you have learned for the betterment of human welfare.

A degree in Psychology is the gateway to a variety of exciting career prospects, from forensic scientist to helping businesses understand their customers and even helping sports men and women to perform at their highest potential. A degree in psychology can also open up career prospects in advertising, public relations, administration, retail services, marketing, journalism and even the legal profession, to name but a few.

On successful completion of the programme, the graduates will also be awarded with a degree from Lancaster University. They will be awarded two certificates, making them graduates of both Sunway University and Lancaster University.



January, March & August



3 Years (full-time)


Career Prospects

  • Advertising and marketing executive
  • Behaviour  therapist assistant
  • Child  development consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • General manager
  • Human  resources executive
  • Journalist
  • Management consultant
  • Market  research consultant
  • Occupational health and safety officer
  • Product developer
  • Public relations officer
  • Recruitment consultant
  • Sales executive
  • Shadow aide for special education
  • Teacher
  • Research assistant


Programme Structure

  • Introduction to Psychology I
  • Introduction to Psychology II
  • Human Physiology
  • English for Psychology
  • Law and Society
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Communication Skills

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Psychological Testing
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Sensation and Perception
  • Social Psychology
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Social & Professional Responsibilities

  • History of Psychology
  • Industrial Training
  • Research Project

  • Behaviour Modification
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Psychology Seminar
  • Human Neuropsychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Community Mental Health
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Applied Developmental Psychology

for Local Student
  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • Community Service
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)

for International Student
  • Malay Language for Communication 2
  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Community Service

Entry Requirement

Average C+ or CGPA 2.33 (Minimum 2 principals)

Minimum 12 points

Australian Matriculation

Canadian Matriculation

Monash University Foundation Year

Sunway Foundation in Arts
CGPA 2.3

Sunway Foundation in Science Technology
CGPA 2.3

Unified Examination Certificate
Maximum 26 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs including Mathematics and 1 Science subject)

International Baccalaureate
Completed with minimum 25 points (excluding bonus points)


Specific Requirements

Credit in Mathematics and one Science subject at SPM or its equivalent

The International Preparatory Programme (IPP) is an intensive six-month preparatory programme. International students or candidates from certain countries that want to take Sunway University’s certain degree programmes (for eg programmes in partnership with Lancaster University), they will need to take and pass our online six-month International Preparatory Programme (IPP) to be eligible to enrol on a Sunway degree programme that also leads to a degree certificate awarded by Sunway’s partner institution.

Students are required to pass all the subjects with C and above to qualify for this.


English Language Requirements

IELTS or equivalent 6.0
MUET Band 5
SPM English A2 or A-
UEC English B3
O-Level English (1119) B3
Sunway Intensive English Programme (IEP) Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%
ESL/English Satisfactory level in Pre-University programmes, where the medium of instruction is English


Note: Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
*Sunway Diploma holders may obtain advanced standing if credit transfer requirements are met.



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