Bachelor of Science Honours in Psychology

Entry Requirements

  • Three Passes in GCE Advanced Level (A/L) in any stream along with a pass for G.C.E Ordinary Level (O/L) English.
    An equivalent qualification for international students.

Level
Undergraduate
Semester
8 (4 Years)
Credit
120

WHY SELECT KIU WHEN PURSUING A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE HONORS IN PSYCHOLOGY DEGREE IN SRI LANKA?

Psychology is a subject which is unique as it’s an area where most subjects intersect. As such there is always a huge demand for qualified psychologists as well as for other professionals in the field of study. However, there exists a huge void in the education sector in Sri Lanka as the opportunities are lacking to study Psychology as a degree level programme which is accredited in Sri Lanka itself.

Thus, the best private university in Sri Lanka, KIU offers a curriculum which is locally developed and approved by the UGC while offering the highest number of elective modules in a Psychology Degree Programme in Sri Lanka and our programme is the only Bachelor’s Degree Programme with both the independent research study and the Placement. The programme is delivered by a panel of PhD, MPhil and M.Sc. qualified eminent lecturers who hold the highest qualifications in the field of Psychology.

KIU’s Bachelor of Science Honours in Psychology Degree Programme is designed to offer subjects that could easily cater to the rapidly developing world. Our Degree Programme places great emphasis on what the demands of the sectors are; hence is intended to meet such demands.

CURRICULUM

Year One

Semester One

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Biological basis of Psychology
  • Research Methods I
  • Cognitive Psychology I

Semester Two

  • Social Psychology
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Research Methods II
  • Cognitive Psychology II

Year Two

Semester Three

  • Developmental Psychology I
  • Abnormal Psychology I
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Skills Development in Psychology

Semester Four

  • Developmental Psychology II
  • Abnormal Psychology II
  • Critical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology

Year Three

Semester Five

  • Dissertation I
  • Test and Measurements I
  • Clinical Psychology (Elective)
  • Educational Psychology (Elective)
  • Working with disabilities (Elective)

Semester Six

  • Dissertation II
  • Test and Measurements II
  • Organizational Psychology (Elective)
  • Health Psychology (Elective)
  • Psychosocial work (Elective)

Year Four

Semester Seven

  • Dissertation III
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Neuropsychology (Elective)
  • Cross cultural Psychology (Elective)
  • Business Psychology (Elective)

Semester Eight

  • Developmental Psychology III
  • Forensic Psychology (Elective)
  • Sports Psychology (Elective)
  • Psychology of Gender (Elective)
  • Placement

KIU, the best non-state sector university in Sri Lanka, takes pride in contributing to the betterment of the future by encouraging the students to grow in to educated, responsible, and ethical citizens. The students will be encouraged at all times to reach their fullest potential and a well qualified lecturer panel will facilitate the same.