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Masters In Counselling

Offered By: HELP University

Introduction To The Course
The Masters in Counselling at HELP University College aims to equip people with a high level of professional competence to help people heal broken relationships. It is a holistic programme that covers all the main areas of study required of a professional counsellor. The programme addresses issues in social psychology, developmental psychology, the helping relationship, testing and assessment, group work, research methodology, ethics in the helping profession, career guidance and development, etc.

Admission Regulations
Intake Periods
• January and September

Admission Requirements
• A basic undergraduate degree in any discipline

Course Details
Course Assessment
The weightage of each assessment item is based on the following percentage::

Examination 50%
Course Work 50%
Total          100%

Grading scale:

High Distinction (HD) 85 - 100 marks
Distinction (DI) 75 - 84 marks
Credit (CR) 65 - 74 marks
Pass (PS) 50 - 64 marks
Fail (FL) 0 - 49 marks

Course Duration
The entire programme can be completed in 8 semesters or about 2 ½ years.

Mode of Study

  • This program is designed to suit the needs of working adults.
  • All lectures and tutorials are scheduled on 2-3 weekday nights and on Saturdays.

Course Structure and Approvals

  • Structured according to the requirements of the Standards and Requirements of the Training of Counselors, 2003 – 2010 as set by the Malaysian Board of Counselors.
  • The course has been approved by the Jabatan Pengajian Tinggi Malaysia and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).


Application Fee
(On submission of application form for processing)
RM 600
Registration Fee
(This is a one-off payment made at the start of the program)
RM 1,200
Security Deposit
(Refundable upon graduation / withdrawal from course)
RM 300


(Settlement by installment) RM
1st Payment Application fee
(on submission of application form)
2nd Payment Reg. fee + Sec. Dep. + 1st 2 subjects
(By commencement date of 1st MC subject)
Subsequent PaymentsBy commencement date of each semester:
2nd Semester

3rd Semester3,800.00
4th Semester5,700.00
5th Semester3,800.00
6th Semester3,800.00
7th Semester3,800.00
8th Semester0.00

EPF funds can be used for payment of the course fees.

Students may apply for partial scholarships.

Subjects Offered
Total number of subjects / units are 15 subjects or 51 credit hours.

Area of study:

  • Human Growth and Development
  • The Helping Relationship
  • Social and Cultural Diversity
  • Group Work
  • Career Development
  • Assessment
  • Research and Program Evaluation
  • Professional Identity
  • Counselling Practicum and Internship, and
  • Thesis Writing

Compulsory units:

Group Process
Individuals and Society
Human Development Across the Life Span
Theories of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Research Methods and Statistics
Career Information, Career Counselling and Career Development
Testing and Assessment
Marital and Family Counselling
Application of Career Development Theory to Counselling
Analysis of Individuals and Groups in Counselling
Issues and Ethics in the Helping Profession
Counselling Practicum
Thesis Writing
Counselling Internship