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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology

Offered by: HELP University - Subang 2 campus
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Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree
Course Duration3 years (full-time). Full-time enrollment is encouraged, but part-time options for both programs are available, subject to further discussion.
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FeesRM 48,100
Fees (International Student)Refer to University
CampusSubang 2
FacultyFaculty of Behavioral Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDoctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Field of StudySocial Services
Course Description

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology is designed to provide graduate students with the opportunity to conduct research in different areas of psychology, under the supervision of an experienced academic staff.

This programme aims to provide postgraduate-level training for students, to equip students with the research skills and professional development necessary for teaching and research positions in various industries. Students who have completed 1-year of the MPhil program also have the opportunity to progress into the PhD pathway, subject to further assessment.


The list below covers some broad areas for PhD / MPhil research projects, but is not limited to these areas.

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Comparative Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Cross Cultural Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Industrial/Organisational Psychology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Social Psychology
Entry Requirements

1st Class Honours in a Psychology Degree, OR a masters degree in Psychology or related area, as accepted by the University Senate

Intake Months

January, May-August, October-December

Career Prospects
  • Corporate Consultant
  • Management Consultant
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation Consultant
  • Life Coach
  • NGO worker
  • Journalist, Media Reporter or Mass Media Consultant
  • Market Research Consultant
  • Academic Tutor
  • Organisational and Industrial Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Child Psychologist
  • Counsellor
  • Crisis Counsellor
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Academic Lecturer and Researcher
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Ergonomist
  • Neuropsychologist 
  • Neuroscientist

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

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