MSc in Psychology


About The Programme

This programme focusses on a topic of your choice through an independent research project. It 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 programme also provides an excellent springboard for students wishing to continue their studies through to PhD level.




January, March, June & September



2 Years (full-time)
3 Years (part-time)


Career Prospects

  • Research consultant
  • Researcher
  • Analyst
  • Lecturer
  • Project manager
  • Operations director
  • Senior manager
  • Technical author


Programme Structure

  • Intermediate Research Methods 
  • Intermediate Statistics

Master’s thesis

The Psychology Department has three research groups: Well-being & Community Psychology, Organisational & Work Psychology, and Cognitive & Experimental Psychology. This broad range of expertise means we can help you study the following areas:

  • Biological Psychology – includes the areas of hormones and behaviour, brain function and genetics
  • Cognitive Psychology – includes the areas of attention, perception, learning and language
  • Development Psychology – includes the areas of lifespan development, and the social and cultural contexts of development
  • Individual Differences – includes the areas of personality, intelligence, motivation and mental health
  • Social Psychology – includes the areas of attribution, attitudes, group processes and intergroup relations and close relationships
  • Applied Psychology – includes the areas of clinical and health psychology, education or school psychology and industrial and organisational psychology


Entry Requirement

Bachelor’s Degree      

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 3.00

Other Qualifications   

  • Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-to-case basis*

* For case-to-case basis an interview may be required


English Requirements

IELTS                         6.0
TOEFL                       550 (paper-based), 200 (computer-based) or 75 (Internet-based)
PTE Academic           50 overall
MUET                        Band 4
Cambridge English:   First/CEFR            170 (Grade B)/B2
Cambridge English:   Advanced/CEFR    170 (Grade B)/B2
SPM English 1119     5C


Application Procedure

As part of your application, you have to nominate TWO (2) referees who can provide reference letters about your suitability to undertake the programme (preferably, one academic and one professional). The letters must be printed on the letterhead of the respective referees’ organisations. Each referee is requested to seal and send the hardcopy of the letter to the correspondence address as stated below. Alternatively, the referee may request the prospective student to send the sealed letter. Applicants will be required to submit the following documents:

  1. Postgraduate Application Form
  2. Research Statement
  3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  4. ONE (1) Passport-sized Photographs measuring 3.5cm by 5.0cm – please write your name at the back of each photo
  5. Academic Qualifications/Results (Certificates and Complete Transcripts)(Degree/Master’s Degree/Others)
  6. High School Leaving/Completion Certificate
  7. English language Qualification (IELTS/TOEFL /MUET/Others) — if applicable
  8. A Copy of National Identity Card (Malaysians Only) Or Passport (All Pages for International Students)
  9. Evidence of Financial Support (if applicant is a recipient of other scholarship, sponsorship, study loan)


All documents are to be sent to the correspondence address as below. Incomplete documents will not be processed.

Hani Zalehan Zakaria
Postgraduate Administrator
School of Medical and Life Sciences
No. 5, Jalan Universiti, Bandar Sunway
47500 Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia



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