University of Nottingham Malaysia

Department of Applied Psychology

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Applied psychology has become influential in almost all aspects of society including work, education, healthcare and health promotion, government, crime prevention, commerce, and even sports. In all of these areas, applied psychologists work to improve people’s lives and help clients achieve their goals and objectives.

The Department of Applied Psychology enjoys a strong reputation for teaching and research. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise, the department, together with Nottingham University Business School, received a Grade 5 (international) rating and was ranked 6th overall in the UK. 

What is applied psychology?

Applied psychology is concerned with the application of psychological science, theory and principles to problems of everyday life. Applied psychologists are interested in people, and seek to understand human behaviour and thought processes. More importantly, they are interested in how individuals interact with the various physical, social, societal, and cultural systems that characterise human life.

Applied Psychology modules are the perfect compliment to business and management as they teach you to ask the right questions and use scientific evidence to analyse and provide answers to problems. It balances scientific perfection with the demands for real-world practicalities – important skills in any business environment. An effective psychologist and businessman or woman is one who is able to appreciate multiple perspectives, analyses situations and systems, and effectively manage change in organisations.

At The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus we offer the following undergraduate degree programme.

• BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology and Management Studies

How you are taught

In the first year you are introduced to the underlying core management disciplines of economics, accounting and finance and the psychology of the individual and his/her relationship with the business world, as well as research methods in applied psychology. 

In the second year, you take modules in more advanced subjects in accounting, economics and research methods, while learning about the psychology of groups, society and culture and other applications of individual psychology. In the final year, you will take further modules on human resource management, strategy and more advanced modules in work psychology and embark on an applied research project.

Career prospects

Applied psychology and management studies 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 management careers in industry, government agencies and organisations with a strong human element. Applied psychologists in business are valued and respected within their various areas of expertise, particularly in the fields of marketing, recruitment, training, career and organisational development, counselling, advertising, selection and recruitment, human resources, change management, and occupational testing. They often collaborate with other experts in business and their contribution is highly sought after.


Department of Applied Psychology
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga,
43500 Semenyih,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
t:  +6 (03) 8924 8693  
f:  +6 (03) 8924 8005 
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University of Nottingham Malaysia

Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan

telephone: +6 03 8924 8000
fax: +6 03 8924 8005

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