HELP University’s Department of Psychology and Flinders University’s School of Psychology jointly offer the Bachelor of Psychological Science and Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) degree. This historic joint degree, the fi rst of its kind in Asia, allows students to complete a three-year degree or a four-year honours degree in Malaysia which is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). This accreditation allows graduates of this program to apply directly to any Australian or New Zealand university to continue with their PhD or Masters studies.
This program is available for students who have completed their pre-university studies and also for HELP Bachelor of Psychology students. HELP Bachelor of Psychology students are eligible to apply to transfer into Year 2 or Year 3 of this program. Students who obtain a minimum GPA of 5.5 (out of 7) in the third year of the Bachelor of Psychological Science degree will be eligible to enter into Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
Note: Students who have transferred into the Bachelor of Psychological Science program will not be able to transfer back into the Bachelor of Psychology program
The subjects in Year 1 and Year 2 of the Bachelor of Psychological Science program are identical to the subjects in Year 1 and Year 2 of the HELP Bachelor of Psychology program.
The Year 3 subjects of the Bachelor of Psychological Science program and subjects for the fourth year (Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)) are as follows:
Introduction to Psychology 1
Introduction to Psychology 2
Social and Business Communication
Leadership and Life Skills
3 General Electives
Advanced Research Methodology
Advanced Quantitative Methods
Adolescent & Adult Development
Psychology Electives (Select 2 papers from the following):
Conflict Theory and Resolution
Human Factors & Ergonomics
1 General Elective
Ethics and Professional Practice in Psychology
Psychological Assessment: Basic Principles
Undergraduate Thesis 1
Undergraduate Thesis 2
Interviewing and Counselling
Psychology Electives (Choose 3 out of 6)
Child Development in a Cultural Context
Psychology of Work
Introduction to Neuropsychology
Psychology Honours Thesis: Part 1
Psychology Honours Thesis: Part 2
Psychology Honours Thesis: Part 3
Research and Practice in Psychology: Part 1
Research and Practice in Psychology: Part 2
Research and Practice in Psychology: Part 3
Contemporary Issues In Psychology
Any of the following:
Completion of SAM with a minimum TER of 70.
Completion of A Levels
Applicants must have completed a minimum of 2 A Level and 2 AS Level subjects, with a minimum score of 7 for best 3 subjects (General paper and first language subjects to be excluded from this calculation).
Calculation of score for A Level subjects: A = 5, B = 4, C = 3, D = 2, E = 1
Calculation of score for AS Level subjects: A = 2.5, B = 2, C = 1.5, D = 1; E = 0.5
Completion of STPM
Applicants must have completed a minimum of 2 or 3 subjects, with a minimum score of 7 for best 3 subjects (General paper and first language subjects to be excluded from this calculation).
Calculation of score: A or A- = 5, B+ = 4, B = 3, B- or C+ = 2, C = 1
Completion of UEC.
Applicants must have completed UEC, with a maximum score of 25 for best 5 subjects (General paper and language studies to be excluded from this calculation). Students must also obtain a minimum of 5Bs.
Applicants must have completed the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with a minimum of 6 Grade 12 University (U or 4U) courses or University/College Preparation (U/C or 4M) courses, with a minimum score of 65%. College Preparation (4C) courses are not accepted for this purpose.
The minimum score of 65% is calculated by computing the average score of the best six subjects.
Completion of HELP Foundation in Arts / Foundation in Science with a minimum GPA of 5 out of 7.
In addition, applicants must obtain a score of Credit of better for Advanced English.
And 3 SPM / O-Level credits (all students); with a pass in Bahasa Melayu (for Malaysians only)
** Applicants with equivalent qualifications may submit their certificates and transcripts to be considered for entry.
Completion of HELP’s Bachelor of Psychology Year 1 (Pass grade for all subjects)
May 05 – Aug 07 intakes: PSY 101-PSY 106, MC100, LLS 101, 2 1st yr electives
Jan 08 – Aug 09 intakes: PSY 111, PSY 112, PSY 105, PSY 106, MC100, LLS 101, PMG101, PSY 110a, 3 1st yr electives
Completion of HELP’s Bachelor of Psychology Year 1 and Year 2 (Pass grade for all subjects)
For Year 1 subjects, please refer to the subjects listed under “Entry into Year 2” (please refer to the correct intake)
For Year 2 subjects:
May 05 – Aug 07 intake: PSY 201-PSY 208, 2 2nd yr psychology electives, 2 2nd yr general electives.
Jan 08 – Aug 09 intake: PSY 201-PSY 208, PSY 220, 2 2nd yr psychology electives, 1 2nd yr general elective.
Jan 10 intake onwards: PSY 201, PSY 202, PSY 205, PSY 207, PSY 208, PSY 221, PSY 222, PSY 220, 3 2nd yr psychology electives, 1 2nd yr general elective.