MSc in Psychology

Sunway University

Program Description

MSc in Psychology

Sunway University

The MSc in Psychology provides you with the opportunity to build on your previous studies in Psychology, through an independent research project, focusing on a topic of your choice. The program is specifically designed to enable you to develop your research skills and to undertake independent research while at the same time, broadening your knowledge and understanding in an area of psychology that excites you.

You will learn how to research the literature and to plan and manage a research project. The skills and attributes you gain in critical thinking, project management and report writing will help you to achieve your career potential.

The program also provides an excellent springboard for students wishing to continue their studies through the PhD level, the highest level of qualification achievable.


March & August


  • Full Time: 2 Years
  • Part Time: 3 Years

Career Prospects

A Master’s degree in Psychology is great fun and it is also great for your career. According to the Times, Higher Education Supplement degree holders earn on average 50% more money than people who do not have a degree, and post-graduate degree holders earn another 50% more. This means that a post-graduate Psychology degree is a great investment and prepares you for a top-level career in any field you choose, including:

  • Project Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Ergonomist
  • Operations Director
  • Senior Manager
  • Marketing Director
  • Entrepreneur
  • Experimental Scientist
  • Developmental Psychologist
  • Technical Author
  • Researcher
  • Analyst
  • Lecturer/teaching fellow

Program Structure

The program consists of core modules followed by a master research thesis.

Core modules

  • Intermediate Research Methods
  • Intermediate Statistics

Research thesis

  • Master’s thesis

Areas of Research

  • Work and Organizations
  • Business Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Well-being
  • Mental health
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Cross-cultural Psychology
  • Mindfulness
  • Leaders and Teams
  • Social Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Personality
  • Psychometrics and testing
  • Intelligence

Entry Requirement

A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with minimum CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-to-case basis.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.0;
  • TOEFL 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 80 (internet-based);
  • PTE Academic 50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill).
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 26, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Jan. 2019
2 - 3 years
Part time
Full time
Malaysia - Shah Alam, Selangor
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Jan. 2019
Malaysia - Shah Alam, Selangor
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