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September 2022 Intake - Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

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WHY CHOOSE HERIOT-WATT?

In joining us you will become an integral part of that community where we inspire curiosity to learn and find solutions that transform lives. You will be part of a truly global university, with around 28,000 students, five campuses and over 100 learning partners worldwide. You will join scholars who are leaders in ideas and solutions, delivering innovation, educational excellence and ground-breaking research.

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Global campuses

A truly international university with five global campuses, partners in over 100 countries and approximately 27,000 students studying worldwide.

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Graduate-level jobs

Over 90% of our students are in graduate-level jobs or further study six months after completing their programme and are actively sought by global industry.

Our Impact

A world-leading university with strong links to international business and industry. We attract leaders in ideas and solutions tackling real-world challenges.

Our Facilities

We have excellent facilities, highly rated teaching and world-leading research activity, which together provide an exceptional learning and teaching experience. You will have the opportunity to realise your potential by gaining the knowledge and skills needed to achieve your career aspirations.

RESPONSIVE BLENDED LEARNING

Responsive Blended Learning (RBL) combines active, supported online learning with contextually appropriate face-to-face learning opportunities, responding dynamically to the changing external context. This approach enables students to proceed with their studies alongside their peers, whatever pandemic-related restrictions are lifted or imposed in specific contexts.

At the heart of the RBL approach is our Heriot-Watt global learning community, our students and our staff collaborating together to inspire learning.

Foundation in Science
KPT/JPS (R/010/3/0223)(FA3952) 07/23

Intake: April/July/September

Get ahead of your peers, with this fast-tracked intake for science related degrees, where your second year will commence in September 2022.

Our Foundation Programme introduces you to the style of teaching that best prepares you for degree level studies with lectures, tutorials and seminars such as the ones below.

How do I progress to Degree with Foundation programme?

PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAMMES

Psychology, BSc (Hons)
KPT/JPS (N/311/6/0081) (PA8056) 04/21

Overview

Psychology is the science of behaviour and the mind. It uses a variety of scientific methods to explore key areas, including the influence that our biology has on behaviour; the ways in which we develop from early infancy to adulthood; the ways in which we perceive, think, solve problems and make decisions; and the way we interact with each other. Our programmes focus on real world issues and consider how psychological theory and knowledge can be applied to resolve them.

Psychology graduates are employed in a wide range of occupational roles in commercial organisations, the non-governmental sector, educational institutions, and government, where their theoretical knowledge can be put into practice.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). In accordance with our normal practice our professionally orientated programmes are designed to meet the educational requirements for membership of relevant professional institutions. In addition to recognition within Malaysia, we seek accreditation by the relevant UK or international professional bodies in accordance with their standard procedures.

Career Opportunities

Psychology graduates generally progress to a wide variety of careers, including business, teaching, counselling, nursing, social work, probation work and market research. Psychology graduates may also progress in the profession itself by training as clinical, educational, forensic, health or sports psychologists.

Teaching and Assessment

Learning methods include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • practical experimental classes
  • web-based and computer-based work

Core Courses

Year 1
  • Cognitive Psychology 1
  • Human Intelligence
  • Research Methods and Analysis 3 & 4
  • Philosophy and History of Psychology
  • Social Psychology
Year 2
  • Cognition across the Lifespan
  • Research Methods and Analysis 5 & 6
  • Psychobiology
  • Social Cognition and Personality
  • Intelligence at Work
Year 3
  • Theoretical Research Project 1 and 2

Students take a total of 8 courses per year including core, optional courses and projects.

Entry Requirements

  • Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Foundation in Science or Foundation in Business: CCCC
  • A-Level/STPM: CCC*
  • WACE/SACE: ATAR 70
  • CPU: 70%
  • UEC: 20 points or less (5 subjects not less than B grade)
  • Diploma recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University.
  • any other relevant qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government.

*with minimum C in Science and Maths at SPM/O-Level or equivalent

Intake: September
Duration: Full-time, 3 years

View our tuition fees for this course.

Psychology with Management, BSc (Hons)
KPT/JPS (R/311/6/0075) (FA5343) 08/25

Entry Requirements

  • Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Foundation in Science or Foundation in Business: CCCC
  • A-Level/STPM: CCC*
  • WACE/SACE: ATAR 70
  • CPU: 70%
  • UEC: 20 points or less (5 subjects not less than B grade)
  • Diploma recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University.
  • or any other relevant qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government.

*with minimum C in Science and Maths at SPM/O-Level or equivalent

Overview

Psychology is the scientific study of the relationship between mind and behaviour. It asks why people, in general, behave as they do and why some people behave in unexpected or a typical ways. Findings from psychological studies help us to enhance people’s everyday experiences and improve lives.

Psychologists employ a wide range of research skills such as observation, surveys and experiments. This Bachelor’s degree aims to introduce you to these scientific methods and the critical evaluations that go into answering important questions from a psychological perspective.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). In accordance with our normal practice our professionally orientated programmes are designed to meet the educational requirements for membership of relevant professional institutions. In addition to recognition within Malaysia, we seek accreditation by the relevant UK or international professional bodies in accordance with their standard procedures.

Career Opportunities

Psychology with management graduates will be well-prepared for business-related employment. The degree knowledge and skills lead to a wide range of occupational roles in commercial organisations, educational institutions, government, and NGO sectors. Examples include human resources, market research, advertising and public relations, sales, teaching, counselling, and social work.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching methods range from lectures, tutorial classes and mentor sessions, to computer-based laboratory activities supported by group and individual projects. Assessment is by examination, coursework, presentations, group project and individual project, the balance being appropriate to the different teaching methods used in the courses.

Core Courses

Year 1
  • Cognitive Psychology 1
  • Human Development and Intelligence
  • Research Methods and Analysis 3 & 4
  • Philosophy and History of Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Two optional courses from Business Management (Human resource management, Organisational behaviour).
Year 2
  • Cognition across the Lifespan
  • Research Methods and Analysis 5 & 6
  • Intelligence at Work
  • Psychobiology
  • Social Cognition and Personality
  • Two optional courses from Business Management (Business venturing, Resourcing and talent management, Innovation management, Critical approaches to management).
Year 3
  • Psychology with Management Research 1 & 2
  • Students take a total of 8 courses per year including core, optional courses and projects.
  • Two optional courses from Business Management (The contemporary workforce, Changing trends in employment)

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Scholarships and Bursaries

At Heriot-Watt, we believe that a university education is an investment in your future. In order to help with your finances, we offer a range of scholarships and financial assistance to qualifying students.

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High Achiever's Scholarships to Undergraduate

A range of scholarships to high achievers based on the tier below to our undergraduate programmes.

up to100%

Financial Hardship Scholarships

Fee waiver of 50% or 100% off total tuition fees to students pursuing both Foundation and Undergraduate studies.

Partner Scholarships

We partner with industry, foundation and organisations to offer 50% to 100% scholarships to study at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.

Empower Programme

The EmPOWER Programme is a 4-level structured programme anchored by six developmental domains. These are designed to deliver experiential learning opportunities that provide a lifelong foundation for building emotional intelligence, resilience, and happiness.

The first level, known as Watt Level of the EmPOWER Programme is compulsory for all students and will be offered in their first year of undergraduate degree studies. Watt Level focuses on Leading Self and Defining Impact and is delivered through POWER talk sessions conducted by a panel of experienced POWER speakers. The other three levels (Kilowatt, Megawatt and Gigawatt) are achieved through a more personalised approach developed by students with their Personal Tutors.

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OUR RANKINGS

WHAT OUR GRADUATES SAY

Lectures, friends, student life; you will have an amazing time here!

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
Crystal Law Lee Jun

BSC (Hons) Psychology

Heriot-Watt offers a lot of opportunities with amazing lecturers. I believe my lecturers are very qualified and passionate. They put their very best in teaching and they are always available whenever you require any help.

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
Zulaikha Binti Zainul Rizam

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Management

WHERE IS HERIOT-WATT MALAYSIA?

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia’s campus is based in the modern garden-city of Putrajaya just 25km south of Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur. Putrajaya is a growing, dynamic city and its proximity allows easy access to the extensive cultural, leisure and retail amenities of the buzzing metropolis.

How to Apply

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia - How To Apply?

Apply online

You can apply online for our programmes (except the MBA Programme). You must create an account to use the online application form. You don’t have to complete the application in one session; you can save the information you have already entered and return to complete it at a later date. There is a help facility on each page of the online form.

Supporting Documents

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Response To Your Application

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Contact Us

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA (DULN007(WP))
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+603 8894 3888     hw.ac.uk/malaysia     +6012 651 2599