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Psychology Degree Course,  Study Psychology in Malaysia

Psychology is science just like biology or geology, it is a scientific study of the mind. Psychology is a Humanities and Social Sciences course. It goes beyond the study of human behaviour and personality. This is a study of social psychology, cognitive science, basic neuroscience, research methods etc.


The duration to study Psychology in Malaysia is as follows:


Study Levels


Bachelor's Degree

3-4 years

Master's Degree

2-4 years

Doctoral Degree

3-8 years

Each University has different requirement and list below is a general requirement:


Bachelor’s Degree 


Min. CGPA 2.33 (C+)


3 passes, good standing (min. BBB), 12 points

Australian Matriculation



Min. CGPA 2.33


Maximum 26 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs including Mathematics and 1 Science subject)

International Baccalaureate

Min. 25 points


IELTS (minimum 5.5 - 7.0 overall), TOEFL (minimum 550 or 90)

Master’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree

Min. CGPA 2.5-3.0


IELTS (min. 6.5 overall) or TOEFL (min. 550 or 83)

PTE Academic

50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)

Tuition fee in Malaysia for studies of Psychology differs from University to University: The list below gives you an estimated tuition fee in Psychology from Malaysian University,



Estimated Fees

Bachelor’s Degree

MYR 9,000 - 35,000 per year

Master’s Degree

MYR 7,000 - 50,000 per year


MYR 15,000 - 45,000 per year


The fee above only covers the tuition fee and not other additional fees nor living expenses

There are different types of jobs you can follow as a graduate in Psychology from Malaysia-

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologist
  • Counselling Psychologist
  • School Psychologist
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Health psychologist
  • Sport and exercise psychologist
  • Life coach
  • Market researcher
  •  Psychotherapist


What are the major fields in Psychology?

  • Psychology courses are a wide range of Human Studies which includes-
  • Clinical Psychology 
  • Cognitive Psychology 
  • Educational Psychology 
  • Forensic Psychology 
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Health Psychology 
  • Experimental Psychology 
  • Developmental Psychology

What kind of education is required to be a Psychologist

A study of Doctoral Degree is a must if you want to practice as a psychologist. This will include counselling, forensic, industrial and school psychologist.

How long does it take to be a therapist or a licensed psychologist?

There are several types of therapists, psychologists, and counsellors, the way to each profession is similar.

  • 3-4 years of undergraduate studies 
  • 7-10 years of postgraduate studies

Are Psychologists well paid?

There is tremendous diversity among psychology professions, and salaries and yearling earning are just as varied. In a struggling economy, many students have turned their interest toward some of the highest paying careers in psychology. The highest paying psychologist career salaries average up to $167,000.

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