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Master of Counselling

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Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration2 - 5 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimePart time: All lectures are scheduled on 2-3 weekd
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FacultyFaculty of Behavioural Sciences / ELM Graduate School
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudySocial Services
Credit Hours51
Mode of StudyBy Mixed mode
Course Description

The Masters in Counseling program covers all the main areas of study required of a professional counsellor. It 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, and practical work.

The curriculum is also structured according to the requirements of the Standards and Requirements of Training for Counsellors 2003-2010 as set by the Malaysian Board of Counsellors.


The Masters in Counselling programme consists of a total of 15 Subjects (51 credit hours) as listed below:

  • MC-501 – Human Development Across The Lifespan
  • MC-502 – Social Diversity and Culture
  • MC-503 – Theories of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • MC-504 – Career Information and Career Development
  • MC-505 – Techniques and the Process of Counselling
  • MC-506 – Research Methods and Statistics
  • MC-507 – Group Process
  • MC-608 – Testing and Assessment
  • MC-609 – Theory and Practice of Career Counselling
  • MC-610 – Marital and Family Counselling
  • MC-611 – Analysis of Individuals and Groups in Counselling
  • MC-612 – Issues and Ethics in the Helping Profession
  • MC-613 – Counselling Practicum
  • MC-714 – Research Project
  • MC-715 – Counselling Internship

Note that classes are held:

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday (7-10pm)

Selected Saturdays (9-5pm)

Note: Sequence of subjects may vary from intake to intake.


Examination - 40% - 60%
Course Work - 40% - 60% 

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

Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or in related field of at least 3 years’ study from a recognised university with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 or equivalent.

For international candidates, English Proficiency in terms of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is requirement for course commencement.

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All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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