Masters Program in Psychology in Malaysia

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A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

Psychology is a diverse field that involves knowledge of human behavior and the mind. Research psychology conducts experiments to better understand personality and social behavior. Applied psychology uses the results of research to solve social problems.

Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia. It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories and has a total landmass of 329,847 square kilometres separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo.

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Master of Philosophy (Food Studies)

Taylor’s University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30 months February 2017 Malaysia Subang Jaya + 1 more

The Master of Philosophy (Food Studies) aims to groom graduates into highly qualified professionals who are experts in the field of Food Studies. [+]

Best Masters in Psychology in Malaysia 2017. Dual recognition and certification by The Master of Philosophy (Food Studies) aims to groom graduates into highly qualified professionals who are experts in the field of Food Studies. To achieve this, Taylor’s University and University Toulouse Jean Jaurès (UT2J) have designed a comprehensive curriculum which encompasses research skills, anthropology and sociology of food, understanding of the different food cultures, food trends and business outlook, socio-political issues on food nutrition and public health and much more. Programme Advantage The only Malaysian university with a ‘Chair of Food Studies: Food, Cultures and Health’ – Prof. Dr. Jean Pierre Poulain. He maintains an emphasis in food studies, contributes to academic programmes and provides advice to students and faculty members. A French socio-anthropologist, Prof. Dr. Poulain has a long and successful career in the field of food studies and hospitality education in both academic and international life. He has published numerous books, book chapters and articles, as well as actively delivered keynote and conference presentations around the world on topics such as food sociology, food heritage and tourism practices. The only Food Studies programme to offer Global Field Research Programme (GRP) which provides the opportunity for conducting fieldwork abroad. Students have the exciting opportunity to conduct research work for their thesis abroad if it is focused on a food-related topic specific to a particular country for 3 – 6 months. Choose from an international network of partner universities for research in countries such as France, Spain, Italy, Hong Kong and Japan. This will provide students with a more comprehensive research experience as they interact with a different culture, form different perspectives of global issues and engage actively with the global community. An internationalised curriculum. The Global Immersion Programme in Food & Culture (GIF) is embedded within the World Food Cultures module, which requires students to spend two weeks traveling through Switzerland and France. Students will be visiting major players in the food industry and attending seminars led by several Michelin chefs, all to gain a holistic understanding of the food culture in France and Europe. Through the School’s internationalised curriculum, students are challenged to engage in critical exploration of global interconnections and interdependence, as well as understand different cultural contexts and world views. Specialised facilities for research support. These include the R&D Kitchen, experimental restaurant and sensory analysis lab. R&D Kitchen: Equipped with kitchen appliances and food product testing instruments, students get to immerse themselves in culinary creativity, hands-on food science experiments and live and contextual consumption experience. Experimental Restaurant: This restaurant serves as an observatory, where experiments related to areas such as food preferences, presentation, behaviour, design, taste and much more are carried out on guests with their consent for research purposes. Recording of meal services are also possible, providing valuable qualitative and quantitative information during these experiments. Sensory Analysis Lab: Here, food products are analysed for their taste, smell, appearance and colour, among others. It has the necessary equipment for studenst to engage in evaluating perception of a new product, examining changing ingredients and researching potential products. Possible financial support on research projects. The Centre for Research and Innovation in Tourism, Hospitality and Food Studies (CRiT) aims to promote research, consultancy, training, education and public-private partnership initiatives in the areas of tourism, hospitality and food studies. As the Food Studies programme is supported by CRiT, there will be possibility for financial support for students’ research projects. Dual master’s degree recognition by Taylor’s University and University of Toulouse, Jean Jaurès. Students get the opportunity to learn from two of the best food studies graduate programmes in Asia and Europe and earn a dual master’s degree upon completion of the programme. [-]

Master of Applied Psychology in Coaching

HELP University
Campus Part time 2 - 3 years Open Enrollment Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

With its unique but powerful blend of psychological principles and coaching skills, this program will help develop coaches with the ability to understand people and help them reach their full potential in a powerful and structured way. [+]

Developing World Class Coaches With its unique but powerful blend of psychological principles and coaching skills, this program will help develop coaches with the ability to understand people and help them reach their full potential in a powerful and structured way. What Does A Professional Coach do? "Coaches partner with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential" – ICF. In essence Coaching is about helping people to attain higher level of performance so that they can succeed in any area, be it in their life success, in their relationship with people, in getting the most of their careers or in becoming a better performer, etc. Professional Coaching: A Driver for Extraordinary Corporate Growth Professional coaches were used to be hired only by among the largest and most elite companies in the world but now this trend has spread to many of the MNCs (multinationals) and GLCs (government link corporations) in Malaysia and the Asia region. This is because there is growing evidence of high ROIs (return on investments) on hiring professional coaches to raise the bar of performance many times more. For example, IBM reported in 2010 a ROI of 563% on their coaching program for sales and marketing executives – ICF. When people in organizations demonstrate extraordinary performance, it is often due to the presence of coaches in their lives. Coaches are the closest and most capable allies anyone can have to help them see their hidden potentials, challenge their self beliefs, stretch and walk with them on the path of excellence. Coaches are not an option but a critical success factor for anyone who wants to be the best they can ever be. This explains why for centuries till this very day, coaches are depended on to help sports people achieve breakthrough achievements. Now this same method is used in almost all aspects of life. Join one of the fastest growing professions in the world today While the majority of clients in the world who employ professional coaches are corporate leaders, there are more and more young working professionals, students, performing artists, professional athletes, people working in government and non-profit organizations employing professional coaches too. A survey conducted by the ICF on over 15,000 respondents in Asia, America, Europe, and Australasia indicated that over 50% of the general population are aware of professional coaching and its benefits. More importantly, recognition of the importance of coaching was the highest among young adults which points to an upward trend in demand for professional coaches. This program is designed to suit the needs of working adults. All lectures and tutorials are scheduled on weeknights (Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7:00pm to 10:00pm) and on Saturdays. [-]

Master of Managerial Psychology

HELP University
Campus Part time 18 - 36 months Open Enrollment Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The Master of Managerial Psychology program applies psychological principles to the practice and discipline of people management. [+]

Best Masters in Psychology in Malaysia 2017. The Master of Managerial Psychology program applies psychological principles to the practice and discipline of people management. This program is designed specifically for leaders, general managers and human resource managers as well as trainers, consultants and corporate coaches. This program is designed to suit the needs of working adults. All lectures and tutorials are scheduled on weeknights and on Saturdays. Entry Requirements : A basic undergraduate degree in any discipline with a minimum CGPA of 2.5. The Master of Managerial Psychology course comprises of 12 modules. Students are required to enroll for the 6 compulsory units, and choose 6 out of the 8 electives offered. Students who do not have a prior degree in Psychology will be required to complete one pre-requisite subject during the course of the program. [-]

MPhil in Psychology specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years

The MPhil Psychology course is aimed at psychology graduates, without a masters degree or equivalent postgraduate experience, who are seeking to develop their knowledge and produce research in a specific area of psychology to a high level of academic achievement. Initially, you will be registered for an MPhil and will carry out research towards this end. Assuming satisfactory progress, as indicated by a transfer report, you will have the option to... [+]

Psychology specialisms - MPhil The MPhil Psychology course is aimed at psychology graduates, without a masters degree or equivalent postgraduate experience, who are seeking to develop their knowledge and produce research in a specific area of psychology to a high level of academic achievement. Initially, you will be registered for an MPhil and will carry out research towards this end. Assuming satisfactory progress, as indicated by a transfer report, you will have the option to request a transfer to the award of PhD. Alternatively you have option of writing-up for an MPhil only if you so wish. Either qualification is awarded subsequent to the production of a thesis and oral examination. Careers & professional development The course is useful for people wishing to become psychology lecturers and researchers in higher education. If you are wishing to develop areas of expertise related to your present or intended career outside higher education, then this course is also designed to fulfil your needs. The University of Bolton has a long standing reputation for working closely with professional bodies, organisations and industry. On completion of your MPhil, you will also become a member of the University's alumni association. You can be a lifelong member of the University's community, able to access careers information and guidance, as well as the University's library and periodicals, and other facilities. Subject overview Psychology staff in the School of Health and Social Sciences value their relationships with students, and provide friendly and supportive postgraduate research supervision. The MPhil course is followed mainly by supervised independent study. You will produce a thesis under the supervision of a member of staff with expertise in the area chosen (the Director of Studies). Additional support is available from other internal/external academics. A programme of related studies that may involve formal taught courses is agreed with the director of studies each year. The broad topic to be investigated is usually determined by you, with more specific details being determined via discussions with the Director of Studies. At the start of the course you will be expected to broaden your research training by participation in sessions on the MSc Psychology ‘Advanced Methods’ module (this does not incur any extra tuition fees). Throughout your period of study, you will be encouraged to present your work to internal audiences via a school seminar series. If you continue your studies to PhD level you will be encouraged to present your work to external academic audiences at relevant conferences and to submit papers to academic journals. Research topics Applications are considered in the following areas (these will vary from time to time as notified on our website): Decision research and economic psychology: particularly, personal and household financial decision making; decision, risk and uncertainty; adaptation to new and unfamiliar currencies; perceptions of price changes and inflation. Computer-related and internet psychology, including individual differences in computer-related behaviour and attitudes, computer-mediated communication, aspects of cyberpsychology and technology-enhanced learning. Cognitive and neuropsychology: particularly, memory and rehabilitation after brain injury; object and word recognition; cognition in the neurologically impaired; cerebral asymmetry, motor programming and hand preference. Theoretical and critical psychology: particularly, psychoanalysis and gender. Applied psychology, focusing on: aspects of mental and physical health and disability; forensic psychology, including risk assessment, offence-related distress, and working with offenders who minimize offence-responsibility. Developmental psychology, especially children’s cognitive and social development and social decision making. Available projects Projects are available in the areas detailed in the 'research topics' section. Before submitting a formal application you should contact the postgraduate research degree admissions tutor in psychology to discuss the area in which you wish to work. A more detailed proposal of a research topic will then be agreed between you and your supervisor(s) as part of the formal application process. [-]

MRes in Psychology

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 5 semesters

The MRes Psychology is for psychology graduates who wish to continue their studies to an advanced level and may be considering progression to a doctorate. The main focus of the course is the study of research methods, which will give you an advanced critical appreciation of contemporary methods, theories and issues in psychology and will build upon and enhance the skills you acquired from your undergraduate studies... [+]

Best Masters in Psychology in Malaysia 2017. Psychology - MRes The MRes Psychology is for psychology graduates who wish to continue their studies to an advanced level and may be considering progression to a doctorate. The main focus of the course is the study of research methods, which will give you an advanced critical appreciation of contemporary methods, theories and issues in psychology and will build upon and enhance the skills you acquired from your undergraduate studies. In advanced research methods modules you will develop in-depth research skills for psychology and apply them to a substantial piece of independent research, ensuring that you apply your knowledge and understanding of appropriate ethical issues. You will develop your intellectual and thinking skills to a very high academic standard, which will be reflected in your studies, in particular your dissertation. About the course The Psychology department at the University of Bolton is one of the oldest and most established psychology departments in the UK with a long history of teaching the subject at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Teaching will be carried out in small groups to encourage interaction and in-depth discussion of ideas and specialist knowledge. There are many opportunities to develop key and transferable skills for example presentation, research and numeracy skills, critical thinking, personal development and self awareness. A variety of innovative teaching and learning methods are employed throughout the degree to ensure the acquisition and development of appropriate concepts, knowledge and skills. Tutors are active researchers within the areas of psychology that are taught and supervised on the degree and are always happy to speak with students and involve them in their research activities. The department operates an effective academic personal tuition system providing support to students at all levels to ensure they achieve at the highest level possible. Graduates are welcome to attend the research seminar programme and become active postgraduates within the University. The department boasts a number of past students who have successfully gained places on clinical and educational psychology programmes or remained at the University to pursue MPhil and PhD research. Special features At MRes stage students have the option of developing their research as part of a research team within the department. The course is flexible with opportunities for independent study. What you will learn You will develop and master a high level of complex specialist knowledge and skills in the field of psychology and you will have the opportunity to use these skills to conduct your research. You will be expected to take responsibility for all aspects of your studies and will apply your knowledge and understanding of appropriate ethical issues in the context of your research. In addition to enhancing your specialist knowledge in the field of psychology, you will enhance your key and transferable skills such as leadership, teamwork, data handling and project management. These skills are developed and practiced using traditional learning and teaching methods including lectures, seminars, workshops and practicals. Tutors may also introduce techniques which they view as especially suitable in aiding learning in their specialist area. Areas of study are regularly updated to reflect the research activity within the department. What you will study You will study six modules worth 20 credits each and a 60 credit dissertation, a total of 180 credits. You will study four core modules covering advanced methods in psychology. These are: Concepts and Principles of Research Design; Qualitative Inquiry; Quantitative Inquiry 1 – Analysing Multivariate Relationships; Quantitative Inquiry 2 – Advanced Experimental and Non-experimental Techniques. You will also choose two optional modules from the following: Cognitive and Neuropsychological Assessment for Clinical Populations; Psychoanalytic Approaches to Psychotherapy; Psychology of Decision Making; Computing & Cyberpsychology; Current Issues in Developmental Psychology; Current Issues in Cognitive Psychology. Entry requirements You must hold at least an upper second class honours degree (2.1) in psychology that is recognised by the British Psychological Society for the Graduate Basis for Chartership (formerly known as the Graduate Basis for Registration). If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

Master of Psychology (Industrial and Organisational Psychology)

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 48 months May 2017 Malaysia Kampar + 1 more

The Master of Psychology (Industrial & Organisational Psychology) programme aims to prepare candidates with knowledge and skills of workplace psychology to manage the fast-changing organisational processes; and at the same time, impart effective human management skills to resolve organisational problems. [+]

The Master of Psychology (Industrial & Organisational Psychology) programme aims to prepare candidates with knowledge and skills of workplace psychology to manage the fast-changing organisational processes; and at the same time, impart effective human management skills to resolve organisational problems. The programme will further prepare candidates to undertake high-level research activity and participate in real-life consultancy project in the field of Industrial & Organizational Psychology. The programme provides candidates with the opportunity to develop themselves as effective future leaders and Industrial & Organisational specialists/ psychologists/ consultants/ practitioners/ researchers. Benefits One of the few postgraduate degrees specialising in Industrial and Organisational Psychology in Malaysia Curriculum relevant to industry demand Learn from experienced and qualified facilitators Participate in real research activity/real consultancy in the field of IO Qualifications A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or its equivalent with minimum CGPA 2.75 out of 4.00; or Note: A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology not meeting CGPA of 2.75 (but not lower than 2.5) can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment by an independent review panel. A Bachelor’s Degree with minimum CGPA 2.75 out of 4.00 in any field, and a minimum 45 credits of prerequisites modules in Psychology or its equivalent (covering all eight Knowledge Areas highlighted in pages 13 – 14 of Programme Standards: Psychology) with a minimum CGPA 2.75 out of 4.00 in the prerequisites modules; or A Bachelor’s Degree with minimum CGPA 2.75 out of 4.00 in any field, and a minimum 30 credits of prerequisites modules in Psychology or its equivalent (covering all eight Knowledge Areas highlighted in pages 13 -14 of Programme Standards: Psychology) with a minimum CGPA 2.75 out of 4.00 in the prerequisites modules, and a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Subject Test (Psychology) with a minimum score of 550; or Other relevant or equivalent qualification Other entry criteria An applicant is also required to possess a relevant score in one of the following English language examinations: (a) a minimum overall score of 580 in TOEFL (paper-based) or 237 in TOEFL (computer-based) or 92 in TOEFL (internet-based testing); (b) a minimum overall band score of 6.5 in IELTS; (c) a minimum grade B in Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE); (d) a minimum score of 980 in English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT); (e) a minimum score of 500 in Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) (Critical Reading); (f) a minimum score of 22 in American College Testing Assessment (ACT); (g) a credit in English 1119; (h) a minimum credit C4 in SPM English Language / "O" level English Language; (i) a minimum overall band score of 4 in MUET; or (j) any other qualification which is of equivalent level as determined by the Senate of the University. All applicants must meet the required English Language requirement before being admitted to the approved programme of study. Intakes January, May & October [-]

M.HSc. in Psychology

International Islamic University Malaysia
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur + 1 more

The Master of Human Sciences in Psychology is a two-year full time programme in the specialization area of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. It prepares students for the pursuit of a higher degree and provides them with in-depth knowledge of issues related to performance and human relations in organizations. [+]

Best Masters in Psychology in Malaysia 2017. The Master of Human Sciences in Psychology is a two-year full time programme in the specialization area of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. It prepares students for the pursuit of a higher degree and provides them with in-depth knowledge of issues related to performance and human relations in organizations. Programme Description Currently, the programme offered is only M.HSc in Psychology specialising in Industrial and Organizational psychology. Full time students usually complete the graduation requirements for Master's programme within two years while part time students complete the programme within four years. Entry Requirements A relevant Bachelor’s degree with good grade from IIUM or any other accredited institutions of higher learning, or other certificates that are recognized as equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree or relevant professional qualifications and experience that are recognized by the Senate of the University. Applicants are required to obtain the following Arabic and English proficiency levels: Minimum score on IIUM's Arabic Placement Test (APT) Minimum TOEFL / IELTS 7.0 Paper based: 550 IELTS - Band 6 Note: Students are required to provide evidence of English proficiency by submitting their proficiency certificates before the beginning of the programme. If they fail to do so, they will be required to sit for the IIUM-administered English Placement Test (EPT). [-]