HELP University: Masters in Clinical Psychology

HELP University

HELP runs one of the older and better established Clinical Psychology training programmes in Malaysia. The Masters in Clinical Psychology is a full-time course that starts in January and runs for 2 years.

In common with all Masters in Clinical Psychology the training is split into academic study at the university and ‘learning on the job’ on placement.

The information below was taken from HELP’s website and brochure on November 2020. Please do check this information on their website incase they have updated it.

Their website states that the course has the following elements:

Programme Structure

  • Clinical Interview and Basic Intervention Skills
  • Personality and Psychotherapy
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Child Development, Health and Dysfunctions
  • Adult Development, Health and Dysfunctions
  • Social-cultural Context of Psychology
  • Family Systems Theory and Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Theory and Therapy
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Clinical Research and Evaluation Skills
  • Internal Practicums
  • Professional Issues: Ethics, Conduct and Law
  • Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse
  • External Practicums
  • Clinical Research Project
  • Clinical Competency Evaluation
  • Professionalisation Seminars

For more information on entry requirements, program pathway, subjects listing and to get to know the faculty, please see their course webpage.


HELP University’s Masters in Clinical Psychology Course Website.


The Department of Psychology is on Level 8, Wisma HELP, Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

However, teaching is carried out at the new HELP campus at Help Subang 2, Persiaran Cakerawala, 40160 Shah Alam, Selangor.


You can request the fees on HELP’s website:

Places available:

Between 10 to 15 students per year.

If you are not Malaysian or you do not have Permanent Residence you should check whether the Masters in Clinical Psychology from Malaysia would be recognised in your home country.

Entry requirements:

  • Applicants must have graduated with a Bachelor degree in Psychology, with at least a Second Class Honors (Upper division) or at least a CGPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), or its equivalent such as a Graduate Diploma in Psychology.
  • A high standard of written and oral communication skills (in English).
  • Ability and willingness to sustain high workloads.
  • Capacity to relate to a wide range of people from different age, gender, ethnic-racial, cultural, socioeconomic and vocational backgrounds.
  • Experience in clinically related fields is an advantage, but not mandatory.


Shortlisted applicants must pass an interview with members of the selection committee


This entry was written on 2nd November 2020. Please refer to the course website for the most up-to-date information. If you are a representative of the course and would like anything changed please email us at

I am a British Chartered Clinical Psychologist currently working in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I aim to help people who are facing psychological or emotional difficulties to overcome their difficulties.

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