The Master of Clinical Psychology is a two-year postgraduate programme which prepares students to practice as Clinical Psychologists. A clinical psychologist is involved in preventing, assessing, diagnosing and treating psychological disorders, as well as emotional, learning and behaviour problems that affect daily living and social functioning. Other job scopes for clinical psychologist include teaching and supervision; consultation and program development; administration and management; research and evaluation; as well as policy-making and legislation. Students entering the program must possess a Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a post-graduate diploma in psychology from UKM or other recognised institutions. The programme consists of structured coursework, research and clinical training. Core subjects include child and adult clinical psychology, cognitive-behavioural assessment and therapy, and research methods and statistics. Students undergo clinical placement and training at the UKM Health Psychology Clinics as well as mental health clinics in regional government hospitals. Throughout the clinical training students are trained to conduct clinical psychology assessment, diagnosis and perform individual and group psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults and older adults. Students are also required to carry out a research project in the area of clinical psychology, psychogeriatric, psychological interventions or psychotherapy, psychosexuality, substance misuse and abuse, quality of life and psychological rehabilitation under close supervision of faculty members.
The above course description is from the course provider’s website.
Centre for Graduate Management, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, DarulEhsan, Malaysia
Two‐year full time postgraduate programme.
Total fees for Malaysian Students : Approx RM 6,725.
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:
- A good pass in the Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) and a credit in Malay Language/a Credit in Malay Language July paper; and
- Bachelor Degree in Psychology with minimum 3.00 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia or any Institution of higher learning recognized by the Senate; or
- Graduate Diploma in Psychology or Counselling from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia or any Institution of higher learning recognized by the Senate; and
- Pass the intake interview and aptitude test conducted by the program; and
- International applicant should get a minimum score of TOEFL 580/ TOEFL-CBT 230/TOEFL-IBT 88 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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