The UKM course is one of the oldest courses in the country. The Masters in Clinical Psychology at UKM is a full-time course that starts in January and runs for 2 years. It has links with local government hospitals which means there are a wide range of clients to see. However, this also means many of the clients will expect you to be able to speak Malay fluently.
Historically, UKM used to prioritise places for applicants who were already employed by the government.
The Master of Clinical Psychology prepares students to practice as Clinical Psychologists. A clinical psychologist is involved in preventing, assessing, diagnosing and treating psychological disorders, as well as emotional, personality, learning and behaviour issues that affect daily living and social functioning.
The program consists of structured coursework, research, and clinical training. Students will undergo clinical placements and training at the UKM Health Psychology Clinic as well as mental health clinics in regional government hospitals, private practices, and NGOs.
They are also required to carry out a research project in the areas of clinical psychology, psychological medicine, psychogeriatric, psychological interventions or psychotherapy, psychosexuality, substance misuse and abuse, quality of life and psychological rehabilitation under close supervision of faculty members.
NNNC6032 Ethics and Professional Practice in Clinical Psychology
NNNC6013 Research Methodology & Statistics
NNNC6033 Psychological Testing and Assessment
NNNC6053 Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology
NNNC6073 Adult Clinical Psychology
NNNC6093 Psychotherapy I
NNNC6042 Psychopharmacology in Clinical Practice
NNNC6043 Health Psychology and Community Mental Health
NNNC6062 Psychotherapy II
NNNC6065 Clinical Placement I
NNNC7014 Clinical Psychology Research Project I
NNNC7015 Clinical Placement II
NNNC7024 Clinical Psychology Research Project II
NNNC7025 Clinical Placement III
Centre for Graduate Management, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, DarulEhsan, Malaysia
One of your placements is likely to be Klinik Psikologi Kesihatan, FSK UKM Klaras 2, Bangunan Yayasan Selangor, Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz, Kampung Baru, 50300 Kuala Lumpur
Two‐year full time postgraduate programme.
Total fees for Malaysian Students : Approx RM 6,725. This information is from 2018 so it may have changed.
Total Fees for International Students: Approx: RM 14,485 (note unless you have permission to work in Malaysia it is probably not possible for you to take the course. You would also need to check if the Malaysian qualification is recognised in your own country).
Approximately 10 students per year.
Applicants who wish to apply for the program should fulfil the following entry requirements:
- Bachelor Degree in Psychology with minimum 3.00 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA); or Graduate Diploma in Psychology or Counselling from any Institution of higher learning recognized by the Senate; and
- Pass the intake interview conducted by the program; and
- International applicant should get a minimum score of TOEFL (580 TOEFL Paper; or 230 TOEFL-CBT; or 90-91 TOEFL-IBT) or Band 6.5 for IELTS
The selection process includes an interview session, and aptitude test. Applicants are expected to pass both the interview and test for entry into the programme.
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