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Study Psychology in Malaysia

Course Duration:

3 - 4 Years

Average Salary:

RM 2,500 - 3,600

Average Fees:

RM 40,000 - 70,000

Job Demand:

What is Psychology?

Studying Psychology in Malaysia involves the in-depth study about perception, cognition, attention, emotion, personality, behaviour and interpersonal relationships.

Do you strongly believe that to be truly healthy, one must have good physical as well as mental health? Do you understand mental illness or have an interest in learning more about it? Have you always dreamt of being able to help people in your chosen path? If so, then you may want to consider studying psychology in Malaysia. Let us open your mind to the course and what it will entail.

A course in Psychology involves investigating human behaviour, delving into how people think, how t

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What are the branches of Psychology?

Addiction Psychology

Cognitive Psychology

Counseling Psychology

Developmental Psychology

Educational Psychology

Experimental Psychology

Forensic Psychology

Media Psychology

Clinical Psychology

What are the subjects you will study in a Psychology?





Cognitive Psychology

Human Development & Intelligence

Research Methods and Analysis

Social Psychology

Forensic Psychology

Why should you study Psychology?

Clinical Psychologists in Malaysia, although few in numbers, have great potential in providing significant services in the treatment of psychologically-related disorders in almost every level of sub-specialties of medicine.

With so many degree options out there, here are some top reasons why you should study Psychology

An Intellectual Job

A Psychology degree will equip you with the necessary skills to analyse various problems, enhance your critical thinking skills, research about patient issues and solve them with your knowledge.

Able to Venture to Various Fields

A degree in Psychology does not necessarily make you a Psychologist. It provides you with sufficient knowledge so you are able to venture into many different types of fields such as Corporate Communications, Counselling, Clinical Psychology, Teaching, Marketing, Human Resources, etc. Because knowledge gained through this course is able to be applied in many job scopes, you are free to apply for a job in most companies.

Read Body Language

As much as we would like to tell you that you can read minds after studying Psychology, the truth is, you can’t. This course deals a lot with thought processes and how the brain functions so you’ll be able to read people’s body language and interpret non-verbal communication. Just ensure that you’re using your knowledge for good though.

What are industry experts saying about Psychology?

What are the entry requirements for an Psychology course?

Master in Psychology

Master’s Degree :

  • A relevant first or second class Honours degree, or a degree qualification, or equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University.
  • Degree in communications with min CGPA 2.5 or third class honours or equivalent

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) :

  • A Master's Degree in relevant field and shows evidence of adequate related research or work experiences to satisfaction of Senate
  • A Master's Degree of other University or equivalent qualification from an Institution as approved by Senate
  • Any other academic equivalent to the first or second option from other universities approved by the Senate

Foreign Students :

  • A-Levels

BBC with minimum C in Science and Maths at SPM/O-Level or equivalent


If English is not your first language, then evidence of proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 is required.

  • IB

26 points

  • Diploma recognised by the Malaysian Government
  • Any other relevant qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government.

Important Note: If you opt to study a Diploma in Psychology and continue your degree at the same institution, you will most likely get a one-year exemption. This means that you can enter degree year 2 after diploma..

How does your education pathway look like?

It is not necessary to do postgraduate but doing so would help you advance in your career and open up more job opportunities. You can opt to work straight after degree as well.

What skills do you need for a course in Psychology?

Good with People

Psychology will entail dealing with people, both young and old, most of whom will be apprehensive to open and tell you their problems. You’ll have to establish rapport and establish a connection with them to ever stand a chance of treating them.

Good Communicator

You need to be able to pose questions to potential patients that will help lead them to the root cause of their problem. You’ll also need to convey complicated explanations in an easy to understand manner to your patients.


Sometimes, you’ll see immediate progress with your patients. Others will take ages before they open up, taking their first step on the road to recovery. Either way, you will need to be patient with all of them, as many will act out due to their illnesses.

What career options do you have with an Psychology degree?

Where can you study Psychology in Malaysia?

Do note that all courses should be accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Click here to check if the course you choose is accredited.

For a start, here are some of the most popular Psychology schools in Malaysia.

Top Universities/Colleges to study
Psychology courses


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Top Universities/Colleges to study Psychology courses


Monash University Malaysia

Subang Jaya

2 Courses  

International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW)

Kuala Lumpur

1 Courses  

SEGi University & Colleges Kota Damansara

Petaling Jaya

3 Courses  
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