About the Course

A career in counselling revolves around guiding and encouraging individuals to manage changes in their lives in accomplishing mental health, wellness, career and personal goals. The curriculum of the MSU honours degree programme in counselling and guidance factors the realities of local culture and moral values in helping relationships, equipping you for multicultural counselling, drug abuse counselling, and industrial counselling. The emphasis given to your formative and summative assessments and regular feedback from your lecturers will ensure that you have a sound foundation in this discipline. The two practicum experiences in this programme are focused on giving you the most exposure in counselling in various environments ranging from schools to hospitals and organizations.

Entry Requirements

i. Pass STPM or equivalent with at least:

Pass with Grade C in 3 subjects including General Studies/ General Papers; or
Pass subjects with Grade C in 2 subjects including General Studies/ General Papers and Grade D in other 2 subjects; OR
ii. Pass A-Level with at least Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in 2 subjects; and

Credits in Mathematics and Science and pass English subject at SPM level; OR
iii. Pass The South Australian Matriculation (SAM) with at least minimum score of 65-75%; OR

iv. Pass Canadian Pre-University Programmes (CPU) with atleast minimum score of 80% for; OR

v. Pass STAM (level Jayyid); OR

vi. Pass UEC with at least Grade B in 5 subjects; OR

vii. Pass Matriculation/Foundation from any public universities/private universities/institutions which is allowed to offer foundation programs with minimum CGPA of 2.00; OR

viii. Diploma in related field with minimum CGPA of 2.00; or

ix. Any other qualifications recognized as equivalent


(R2/762/6/0027) (04/27) (MQA/A8432)


RM40,000 - RM45,000

*The stated fees are estimation on overall completion of the program. In any cases where there are credit exemptions, offered rebates or approval of scholarship applications, there will be considerable reduction in the fees



The fees stated here are for Malaysians or local students only. Kindly refer to MSU regarding the fees for international students



Among the Courses Offered

Year One

  • Social Psychology
  • Principles and Techniques in Counselling
  • Child Psychology
  • Introduction to Helping Skills
  • Thinking Skills
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Growth and Human Development
  • Group Leadership
  • Personality Theories
  • Helping Skills 1
  • Ethnic Relations/Malaysian Studies 3
  • Islamic Studies/ Moral Education
Year Two
  • Psychological Testing in Counselling
  • Issues and Ethics in Counseling
  • Statistics in Counselling
  • Theories in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Helping Skills 2
  • Assessment and Observation in Counselling
  • Helping Skills for Diverse Settings
  • Counselling Laboratory 1
  • Research Methods in Counseling
  • Community Service
  • Career Development
  • Islamic Civilization and Civilization Asia/Malay Language Communication 2
Year Three
  • Group Counselling
  • Drug Abuse Counselling
  • Career Counseling
  • Family Counselling
  • Counselling Laboratory 2
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Industrial Counselling
  • Research Project in Counselling
  • Business Communication
  • Entrepreneurship
  • English for Occupational Purposes
Year Four
  • Practicum
  • Internship
Career Prospects
  • Counsellor
  • Welfare or Social Services Officer
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Rehabilitation Therapist
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