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2 months ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 2 months ago

Hi Nhivetha,

A Medicine course requires you to have prior knowledge of the three core science subjects: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. On top of that, you must have studied Mathematics and/or Additional Mathematics as well.

If you did not take these subjects prior to your Psychology course, you will have to retake your SPM with these subjects so that you can proceed to the Medicine pathway.

Hope this helps, good luck!

New answer posted

3 months ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 3 months ago

Hi Tayyaba,

We are not an institution. Afterschool.my is an online education website dedicated to helping students find the most suitable institution for them.

You may view a full list of the institutions on our website or by clicking this link.

New answer posted

6 months ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 6 months ago

Hi Nicole,

The master's degree offered in UKM is known as Master of Health Science (Hearing & Speech). Do note that it is a master's by research course.

The minimum requirements are as follows:

  • Bachelor Degree in related field with a good Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia or any Institution of higher learning recognized by the Senate; or
  • Other qualifications equivalent to a Bachelor Degree and other qualification or experience recognized by the Senate.

For more info about the course, do visit the official page here.

We wish you the best of luck!

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New answer posted

6 months ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 6 months ago

Hi Nurul Liyana,

There are currently no diploma programmes in Psychology offered in public universities. Hence, you will have to pursue the said programme at a private university.

However, if you would rather opt for a public university, you will first have to undergo a pre-u programme such as STPM (either science or arts stream). The subjects that you would be required to score (at least a Credit) during SPM are Mathematics/Additional Mathematics, Science, and English.

For more information about the Psychology course, do refer to this link.

Hope this helps, and good luck!

New answer posted

8 months ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 8 months ago

Hi Diviya!

That is a great idea! You have several options to pursue Clinical Psychology for your education. You can either do A Levels or if you have already set your mind on a certain university that you would like to do your degree in, you could just do a Pre-University course such as a Foundation offered by that university and proceed to your degree in the same place. 

Do note that in order to become a registered Clinical Psychologist, you'll have to proceed to a Master's degree after a basic Psychology degree. 

As for job prospects, Psychology is a blooming field at the moment and mental health is gaining more attention than ever before. Furthermore, a Psychology degree is very versatile in terms of job prospects. A lecturer, human resource manager, and corporate communications executive are just some of the many career options that you can consider besides a psychologist. You can refer here for more information in regards to Psychology related job options. 

Hope this helps!

New answer posted

9 months ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Aug' 2018

Answered 9 months ago

Hi Aya,

Occupational therapy actually falls under psychology, so you don't really have to choose between the two at the end of the day. This is because, in an Occupational Therapy degree, you would be learning elements of psychology in your modules. Of course you can always take a general degree in psychology and and then later pursue a Masters in Occupational Therapy, or even take a psychology degree and major in Occupational Therapy, but not many institutions offer this kind of flexibility. You can also take a psychology degree and choose to intern at an institution that practices occupational therapy to gain exposure into the industry.


If you are interested in a general psychology degree, IUMW and Raffles University Iskandar both offer these courses. Just fill in the bar on the right, and one of our counselors will get in touch with you.


Hope this helps!

New answer posted

9 months ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Aug' 2018

Answered 9 months ago

Hi Aishah,

Fret not! You don't need to wait to pursue your Master's to get into the psychology field. If you get at least a CGPA of 2.00 in your diploma studies and have achieved a C in SPM level Math and Science, then you're eligible for the degree!


If you are interested, IUMW and Raffles University Iskandar both offera degree in psycholgy. Just fill in the bar on the right, and one of our counselors will get in touch with you.


Hope this helps!

New answer posted

10 months ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 10 months ago

Hi Nurul Liyana,

You would need to get a C in SPM level Math in order to be eligible for a psychology degree. The psychology degree itself does not include any heavy Math elements, minus a tiny bit of statistics. 


If you are interested, IUMW and Raffles University Iskandar both offer this course. Just fill in the bar on the right, and one of our counselors will get in touch with you.


Hope this helps!

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Aug' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Yao,

A degree in psychology would most likely be able to land you an internship in a speech therapy department/institution, because psychology is very intertwined with clinical language sciences, and covers the basics of language impairment in the course. As for what institution you should go for, it's hard to choose between Help, Nottingham and Monash as they all offer psychology degrees of good quality, and each have their own independent strengths. But you may check the reviews of the universities on the Afterschool website to get an honest opinion of what each university is like. 

Check for reviews of the institutions here:

Nottingham

Help

Monash


Hope this helps!

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Aug' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Yao,

To become a speech therapist, you will need a degree in Speech Sciences. You don't have to go to foreign soil to pursue this course, as UKM offers a degree in Speech Sciences. USM is the only other institute that offers a similar degree, which is a Bachelor of Health Science (Speech Pathology). After obtaining one of these degrees, added with some clinical training, you may become a Speech-Language Pathologist/Therapist (SLP). 

Alternatively, you may pursue a different degree, perhaps in psychology/biomedical sciences/science as you had intended, and then obtain a Masters of Speech Language Pathology to practice as an SLP. However, these clinical Masters program are not available in Malaysia. 

As for pathway, the fastest track to getting into a Speech Sciences degree programme would be to take Foundation in Science. You would need a decent CGPA too, ranging from 2.75 to 3.00 depending on the institution. 

If you're interested, IUMW, AIMST, and MAHSA all offer Foundation in Science. If you are keen on applying, just fill in the bar on the right and one of our counselors will get in touch with you.

Hope this helps!

New answer posted

2 months ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 2 months ago

Hi Nhivetha,

A Medicine course requires you to have prior knowledge of the three core science subjects: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. On top of that, you must have studied Mathematics and/or Additional Mathematics as well.

If you did not take these subjects prior to your Psychology course, you will have to retake your SPM with these subjects so that you can proceed to the Medicine pathway.

Hope this helps, good luck!

New answer posted

3 months ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 3 months ago

Hi Tayyaba,

We are not an institution. Afterschool.my is an online education website dedicated to helping students find the most suitable institution for them.

You may view a full list of the institutions on our website or by clicking this link.

New answer posted

6 months ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 6 months ago

Hi Nicole,

The master's degree offered in UKM is known as Master of Health Science (Hearing & Speech). Do note that it is a master's by research course.

The minimum requirements are as follows:

  • Bachelor Degree in related field with a good Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia or any Institution of higher learning recognized by the Senate; or
  • Other qualifications equivalent to a Bachelor Degree and other qualification or experience recognized by the Senate.

For more info about the course, do visit the official page here.

We wish you the best of luck!

N

Nicole Liew

Member since Mar' 2019

Answered 6 months ago

Thank you for your response. The information you gave is very useful. Let’s say if I go for my bachelor degree in psychology and after this degree I would like to further my master degree in Speech Science in UKM, is it possible? What are the basic requirements needed for this course?

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 6 months ago

Hi Nicole,

As long as your psychology degree was rooted in science-related subjects (i.e. a Bachelor of Science in Psychology as opposed to a Bachelor of Arts), you will be able to pursue a master's degree in speech pathology.

However, do note that speech pathology is not offered as a clinical master's course in Malaysia; there are very few universities that offer courses in speech pathology. For example, UKM offers both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in research in Hearing and Speech. Besides that, USM offers a bachelor's degree in speech pathology.

Hope this helps!

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New answer posted

6 months ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 6 months ago

Hi Nurul Liyana,

There are currently no diploma programmes in Psychology offered in public universities. Hence, you will have to pursue the said programme at a private university.

However, if you would rather opt for a public university, you will first have to undergo a pre-u programme such as STPM (either science or arts stream). The subjects that you would be required to score (at least a Credit) during SPM are Mathematics/Additional Mathematics, Science, and English.

For more information about the Psychology course, do refer to this link.

Hope this helps, and good luck!

New answer posted

8 months ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 8 months ago

Hi Diviya!

That is a great idea! You have several options to pursue Clinical Psychology for your education. You can either do A Levels or if you have already set your mind on a certain university that you would like to do your degree in, you could just do a Pre-University course such as a Foundation offered by that university and proceed to your degree in the same place. 

Do note that in order to become a registered Clinical Psychologist, you'll have to proceed to a Master's degree after a basic Psychology degree. 

As for job prospects, Psychology is a blooming field at the moment and mental health is gaining more attention than ever before. Furthermore, a Psychology degree is very versatile in terms of job prospects. A lecturer, human resource manager, and corporate communications executive are just some of the many career options that you can consider besides a psychologist. You can refer here for more information in regards to Psychology related job options. 

Hope this helps!

New answer posted

9 months ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Aug' 2018

Answered 9 months ago

Hi Aya,

Occupational therapy actually falls under psychology, so you don't really have to choose between the two at the end of the day. This is because, in an Occupational Therapy degree, you would be learning elements of psychology in your modules. Of course you can always take a general degree in psychology and and then later pursue a Masters in Occupational Therapy, or even take a psychology degree and major in Occupational Therapy, but not many institutions offer this kind of flexibility. You can also take a psychology degree and choose to intern at an institution that practices occupational therapy to gain exposure into the industry.


If you are interested in a general psychology degree, IUMW and Raffles University Iskandar both offer these courses. Just fill in the bar on the right, and one of our counselors will get in touch with you.


Hope this helps!

New answer posted

9 months ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Aug' 2018

Answered 9 months ago

Hi Aishah,

Fret not! You don't need to wait to pursue your Master's to get into the psychology field. If you get at least a CGPA of 2.00 in your diploma studies and have achieved a C in SPM level Math and Science, then you're eligible for the degree!


If you are interested, IUMW and Raffles University Iskandar both offera degree in psycholgy. Just fill in the bar on the right, and one of our counselors will get in touch with you.


Hope this helps!

New answer posted

10 months ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 10 months ago

Hi Nurul Liyana,

You would need to get a C in SPM level Math in order to be eligible for a psychology degree. The psychology degree itself does not include any heavy Math elements, minus a tiny bit of statistics. 


If you are interested, IUMW and Raffles University Iskandar both offer this course. Just fill in the bar on the right, and one of our counselors will get in touch with you.


Hope this helps!

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Aug' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Yao,

A degree in psychology would most likely be able to land you an internship in a speech therapy department/institution, because psychology is very intertwined with clinical language sciences, and covers the basics of language impairment in the course. As for what institution you should go for, it's hard to choose between Help, Nottingham and Monash as they all offer psychology degrees of good quality, and each have their own independent strengths. But you may check the reviews of the universities on the Afterschool website to get an honest opinion of what each university is like. 

Check for reviews of the institutions here:

Nottingham

Help

Monash


Hope this helps!

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Aug' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Yao,

To become a speech therapist, you will need a degree in Speech Sciences. You don't have to go to foreign soil to pursue this course, as UKM offers a degree in Speech Sciences. USM is the only other institute that offers a similar degree, which is a Bachelor of Health Science (Speech Pathology). After obtaining one of these degrees, added with some clinical training, you may become a Speech-Language Pathologist/Therapist (SLP). 

Alternatively, you may pursue a different degree, perhaps in psychology/biomedical sciences/science as you had intended, and then obtain a Masters of Speech Language Pathology to practice as an SLP. However, these clinical Masters program are not available in Malaysia. 

As for pathway, the fastest track to getting into a Speech Sciences degree programme would be to take Foundation in Science. You would need a decent CGPA too, ranging from 2.75 to 3.00 depending on the institution. 

If you're interested, IUMW, AIMST, and MAHSA all offer Foundation in Science. If you are keen on applying, just fill in the bar on the right and one of our counselors will get in touch with you.

Hope this helps!

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