Course Details

HELP University is proud to offer distinct pathways to attain a degree in Psychology. The primary pathway we offer is the Bachelor of Psychology (Honors) Program, which can be completed fully at HELP University. Students, if they so choose, may also transfer credits to affiliated universities. The American Degree Program (ADP) is the other pathway that HELP offers for those seeking a degree in psychology. The ADP however, is a transfer program and students are expected to transfer to universities after completing several years at HELP.

For more information on entry requirements, program pathway, subjects listing and to get to know the faculty, please click on download brochure



  • University of Western Australia, Perth

(1½ +2)

  • University of Queensland, Brisbane


  • Australian National University (ANU), Canberra
  • Flinders University, Adelaide
  • Curtin University of Technology, Perth
  • University of Ballarat, Victoria
  • University of South Australia, Adelaide
  • Deakin University, Melbourne
  • Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne

(2 + 1½)

  • University of Western Australia, Perth
United Kingdom


  • Cardiff University, Wales
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Leeds
  • Bangor University
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
  • University of Manchester
  • University of the West of England, Bristol
  • Dublin Business School
  • Northumbria University, Newcastle
  • University of Bedfordshire, Luton


  • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
  • University of the West of England, Bristol
  • University of Bedfordshire, Luton
  • Northumbria University, Newcastle
  • Middlesex University, London
New Zealand


  • University of Otago
  • Massey University

Year 1

Core subjects
  • Introduction to Psychology 1 (Biopsychology, Individual Differences, Cognitive Psychology)
  • Introduction to Psychology 2 (Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology)
  • Psychology of Personal and Academic Development
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods
  • Introduction to Qualitative Methods
  • Career Exploration

4 MPU subjects(10 subjects)

Year 2

Core subjects
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Advanced Qualitative Methods
  • Social Psychology
  • Human Personality
  • Biopsychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Learning and Cognition

1 MPU subject

Psychology Electives
Select 3 papers from the following:
  • Counselling Skills
  • Conflict Theory and Resolution
  • Human Services
  • Educational Psychology
  • Group Process
  • Exceptional Children: Developmental Disorders
  • Introduction to Psychological Testing

1 General Elective (12 subjects)

Year 3

Core subjects
  • Undergraduate Thesis 1
  • Undergraduate Thesis 2
  • Ethics in Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Career Development & Planning
Psychology Electives
Select 5 papers from the following:
  • Introduction to Industrial / Organisational Psychology
  • Counselling Theories and Techniques
  • Issues in Contemporary Psychology
  • Psychosocial Effects of Substance Abuse
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Cross Cultural Psychology
  • Youth Work and Services
  • Psychology of Eating
  • Human Motivation
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Psychology of Film

2 General Electives (12 subjects)


  • Course work and assignments approximately 40-60%
  • Written examination approximately 40-60%

Applicants are required to fulfil the following standard requirements:

Applicants must have one of the following entry requirements:

  • HELP Foundation in Arts/Science: Pass all subjects (minimum of 4 credits)
  • A-Levels: 1 C, 1 D
  • STPM: 2 Cs
  • UEC: 5 Bs
  • South Australian Matriculation: ATAR 65
  • Canadian Pre-U: Average 65 (6 subjects)
  • Foundation Programs: Pass all subjects (minimum 50% credits)
  • Diploma Programs: Pass all subjects (minimum 30% credits)

Local Programs have to be MQA-approved. The standard entry requirement of 3 SPM/O-Level Credits (including credits in 1 Math subject & 1 Science subject) still applies to all students. Malaysian students also have to attain a Pass in SPM Bahasa Melayu.

Applicants will also be required to fulfil one of the following English requirements:

  • IELTS: 5.5
  • TOEFL: 550 paper-based (213 computer-based; 80 Internet-based)
  • MUET: Band 5
  • SPM: A for English (A1/A2 or A+/A/A-)
  • UEC: B for English
  • HELP Foundation in Arts/Science: credit for either Intermediate English or Advanced English
  • South Australian Matriculation: 14/20 for English as a Second Language
  • Canadian Pre-U: 65 for ENG4U
  • HELP English Immersion Program: Minimum of B- in Level 6
Intake Date:

January, May and August each year