Master in Clinical Psychology
About the Course
Master of Clinical Psychology programme aims to produce competent clinical psychologists who possess strong knowledge in psychopathology and are skillful in designing and implementing evidence-based treatment plans of psychological conditions that can present across lifespan. Apart from being a practitioner in mental health setting, they are greatly needed in health and medical rehabilitation areas, research and academics. The graduates will be equipped with ethical values, leadership skills and lifelong learning ability.
Applied Psychology (practitioner):
i. A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (Level 6, MQF) with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 or its equivalent as accepted by the HEP Senate.
ii. A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting a CGPA of 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment.*
iii. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree (non-psychology, Level 6, MQF) with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 with a minimum 45 credits of prerequisites modules in Psychology or a graduate diploma in Psychology or its equivalent as accepted by the HEP Senate
iv. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree (non-psychology, Level 6, MQF) with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 and a Master’s degree in Psychology with a minimum 45 credits of prerequisites modules in Psychology or a graduate diploma in Psychology or its equivalent as accepted by the HEP Senate
v. Other relevant equivalent qualifications recognised by Malaysian government as equivalent to the above requirements.
*Rigorous internal assessment may include independent panel interview, GRE psychology examination, and relevant extensive experience.
i. Personal statement (no more than 500 words) which outlines why the applicants wish to be considered for the course and their relevant skills. While clinically relevant work/volunteer experience is not a course entry requirement, applicants who have undertaken relevant work/volunteer experience may wish to include this as part of their personal statement.
ii. Minimum two confidential referee reports (1 academic referee - research supervisor is highly encouraged; 1 professional referee outside academic context) to be submitted; and
iii. Pass a structured competency-based selection panel interview (short-listed applicants only).
For international students only
Minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score 580 (PBT) or 230 (cBT) or 90-91 (iBT) or IELTS Band 6.5.
Duration of Study
Full time : 2 years
Part time : 4 years
Among the Courses Offered
- Adult Psychopathology
- Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
- Counselling Skills and Basic Interventions
- Intervention and Management of Psychological Disorders
- Ethics and Professional Issues
- Psychological Assessment and Diagnosis for Children
- Psychological Assessment and Diagnosis for Adults
- Clinical Health Psychology and Pharmacotherapy
- Research Methodology
- Research Project I
- Research Project II
- Clinical Placement I (Internal)
- Clinical Placement II (External)
- Clinical Placement III (External)
- Clinical Psychologist
- Clinical Neuropsychologist (with further training)
- Human Resource / Policy Makers
- Working in Medical and Health Settings
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