University of Nottingham Malaysia

Applied Psychology and Management BSc (Hons)


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Qualification: BSc (Hons)
Fees: Malaysian – RM36,000 per year, Non-Malaysian – RM45,500 per year
Mode: Full time, 3 years
Intake: September
Campus: Malaysia

Course overview

This programme is a joint honours degree offered in conjunction with Nottingham University Business School, and the first of its kind to be offered in Malaysia. It provides excellent training for a future career in psychology and/or business and will teach you to apply psychological theories and principles to real-world settings. By combining applied psychology with coreareas of management, you will learn to interpret human behaviour, analyse social interactions and develop anevidence-based approach to problem solving. You will develop an inquisitive mind, superior social skills and apractical business orientation which will prepare you for a successful career in industry and beyond.

Entry requirements

Our Foundation course route

Our Foundation courses give you another way to study for an undergraduate degree. 

Entry requirements
A Level BBB, excluding critical thinking and general studies
IB Diploma  30 points with 5,5,5 at Higher Level and 5 points in mathematics at Standard or Higher Level
STPM  B+B+B+, excluding Pengajian Am
UEC  2 As and 3 B3s, excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language
SAM or other Australian matriculations  ATAR 86 (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects) 
Canadian Ontario Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

80% average based on 6 subjects with at least 70% in mathematics of data management

Canadian Secondary Diplomas from other provinces are acceptable and to be assessed based on the University's requirements

Advance Placement (AP) 4,4,4 in relevant subjects. Applicants taking non-preferred subjects may be made an offer across more than three subjects at Advanced Placmeent level
Diploma - Other Institutions Acceptance to the second year is on a case by case basis (and at the discretion of the School) but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.33 (out of 4) or 75% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme.
Foundation - Other Institutions Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.3 (out of 4) or 75% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme.
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Foundation  Successful completion of any foundation programme and meeting mathematics requirements

In addition to the entry requirements listed above, those who have taken SPM/GCSE/IGCSE/High School Diploma or equivalent must have grade B in mathematics or grade C in UEC mathematics.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic):  6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)
TOEFL (iBT):  87 (minimum 20 in speaking and 19 in all other elements)
GCE A Level English Language or English Literature:  grade C
GCE AS Level English Language or English Literature:  grade C
PTE (Academic): 62 (with no less than 55 in each element)
SPM:  grade A-
1119 (GCE-O): grade B
GCSE O Level: grade C
IGCSE (first language): grade C
IGCSE (second language): grade B
MUET:  Band 4
UEC:  grade A2
IB English A1 or A2 (Standard or Higher Level): 4 points 
IB English B (Higher Level):  4 points 
IB English B (Standard Level):  5 points 

We strongly encourage all interested students to apply. Our students come to us with a diverse range of qualifications and we also consider applicants' personal statement, references and interview performance (if you have one) when making a decision. The only way for us to fully determine eligibility is through the submission of a completed application.



The Foundation in Business and Management is a 1+3 year programme that results in direct progression to the undergraduate degrees related to business and management. This rigorous programme provides students with a strong academic background that will result in enhanced language, communication, critical thinking and study skills.  

Students on this programme also chose from a range of elective modules that provide the opportunity to sample topics related to their chosen undergraduate pathway.  For example, students intending to pursue Applied Psychology and Management Studies will have the opportunity take modules in applied psychology such as Person and Society and Groups and Interpersonal Dynamics.


Year one

Typical core modules

  • Applied Research Methods
  • Business Economics
  • Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice
  • Fundamentals of Financial and Management Accounting
  • Introduction to Applied Psychology
  • People, Work and Organisations
  • Psychology of Individual Differences

Year two

Typical core modules

  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Applied Social and Cultural Psychology
  • Human Resource Management with International Perspectives
  • International Business
  • Marketing Management
  • Psychology of Learning

 optional modules

  • Branding and Advertising
  • Contemporary Issues in Psychology
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Counselling

Year three 

Typical core modules

  • Business Ethics and Sustainability
  • Research Project in Applied Psychology
  • Strategic Management

 optional modules

  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Marketing and Society
  • Occupational Health Psychology
  • Selection and Training in Organisations


Applied psychology and management offers an added value not met by graduates from a single-subject background due to the integration of a psychological perspective. It will prepare you for international careers with a strong human element in government agencies, industry and other types of organisations, such as charities, consultancies and non governmental organisations. Applied psychologists in business are valued and respected within their various areas of expertise, particularly in the fields of advertising, career and organisational development, change management, counselling, human resources, marketing, occupational testing, selection and recruitment, and training. They often collaborate with other experts in business and their contribution is highly sought after.


Department of Applied Psychology
The University of Nottingham Malaysia
Jalan Broga,
43500 Semenyih,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
t:   +6 (03) 8924 8000
f:   +6 (03) 8924 8005 
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