International Undergraduate Programme in Psychology

Programme overview

The psychology as a study programme was initiated in 1981 as part of study programmes in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences. Starting in 1993, the study programme evolved and became an independent faculty named as the Faculty of Psychology at Universitas Airlangga.  The Faculty has the vision to be an independent, innovative, and well-known faculty of Psychology nationally and internationally, advancing science and technology based on religious and moral principles. In line with the Universitas Airlangga internationalisation strategy, the Faculty of Psychology offers the International Undergraduate Programme in Psychology (The IUP in Psychology).

The IUP in Psychology provides its students with the knowledge and skills required to meet the needs of society for high quality in psychological services and consulting. The existence of psychology, not only as fundamental science but also as applied science, is urgently needed to provide the best possible solutions to the more complex problem facing by individuals, families, and society.

Programme Objectives and Desired Outcomes

The programme general objectives are to produce graduates who can:

  • Understand the basic knowledge of psychology and objective assessment techniques, therefore, they can interpret human behaviour according to psychological principles for individuals and groups.
  • Know various kinds of psychological scales and understand their functions and benefits.
  • Show sensitivity toward Indonesian values, bio-psycho-social problems and moral.
  • Conduct studies in the field of psychology.
  • Appreciate and implement the scientific code of ethics, research, and profession.

Programme Structure

To earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology, students must fulfil the programme requirements. These requirements include having earned 144 credits and a minimum GPA of 2,00. The required total credits to graduate can usually be completed in seven or eight semesters (3,5 – 4 years). Upon the completion of the programme, graduates will be awarded Sarjana Psikologi (S.Psi.) or equivalent to Bachelor of Psychology degree.

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Majors and Minors

The IUP in Psychology offers a general programme in psychology. However, starting from the sixth semester, students can take elective courses that are in-line with their interest. The elective courses can be classified into four groups of interest: Educational and Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Mental Health, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and Social Psychology.

Unique features

Students of Psychology Universitas Airlangga are exposed to practical experience during their studentship. Besides conducting practicum at the psychological laboratory as part of academic program, students have opportunity to do internship in community care and services according to their interest. The faculty owns five applied psychology units and several academic supports where students could learn from through volunteering.

Career Opportunities

Bachelor of Psychology graduates is highly prospective. Graduates can work as:

  • Assistant psychologist
  • Staff or Manager in Human Resource Departments
  • Consultant in the psychological field (education, HRD, growth, and mental health)
  • Teacher
  • Counsellor
  • Community Development Designer and Facilitator
  • Assistant Researcher
  • Facilitator and Motivator in Training Program
  • Independent business owner
  • Public relations and communication staff
  • Developers of early childhood education
  • Developers of inclusive education
  • Companion of mental health program
  • Community Companion
  • Mental health program Designer and Facilitator.

International Exposures

Our partnerships with other universities and networks open up global opportunities for students and staff. Collaboration increases the learning process and self-development at Universitas Airlangga and various leading universities in the world.

As like the other International Undergraduate Programmes in Universitas Airlangga, the IUP in Psychology requires students to get international exposures. This can be gotten through taking dual-degree, exchange, or outbound options to the partner universities abroad.

The Programme has agreements with several partner universities in Malaysia, Taiwan, China, and Australia to offer dual-degree, student exchange, and short-term options. Students who successfully complete the dual-degree option will be awarded two degrees: one from Universitas Airlangga and the other one from the partner university. Students who take this option will study four semesters in Universitas Airlangga and must pass GPA >3.25. Moreover, students must meet the requirements from the partner university to be admitted and will pay the tuition fees according to its regulation. The partner university for the dual-degree option is as follows:

Australia Scheme: 2+2@PartnerUny
Tuition Fee*: AUD 12,300/semester
Living Cost**: AUD 25,920/ year
IELTS: 6,0 (no sub score < 6,0)

Note: *subject to change by the partner university

Please note that the curriculum for the dual degree will be slightly different compared to the curriculum of full study in Universitas Airlangga (a single degree programme).

Students who take the exchange option must undertake a one-semester course to partner universities.  These students can get course credit transfer (courses that are equivalent to the curriculum of the IUP in Psychology) and/or credit-earning (courses outside the field of psychology and are not equivalent to the curriculum of the IUP in Psychology). These options aim to provide students to experience different academic atmosphere abroad, to gain valuable experience of different social and cultural environment as an integrated part of their regular students. There are two partner universities that students could choose this option:

  • Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
  • University Utara Malaysia (Australia)

Furthermore, students are offered to take one of the Student Outbound Programmes organized by the Faculty of Psychology and Airlangga Global Engagement. The Programs take less than a semester, typically a maximum of 4 weeks at host universities in the form of a summer course, international conference, social visits, research internship, and others. The partner university for these options are:

  • Asia University (Taiwan)
  • Management and Science University (Malaysia)
  • Zhejiang University (China)
  • University of Warsaw (Poland)
  • University Malaya (Malaysia)
  • Universiti Brunei Darussalam (Brunei Darussalam)

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