Master of Counselling

General

Programme Description

The Masters in Counseling programme covers all the main areas of study required of a professional counsellor. It addresses issues in social psychology, developmental psychology, the helping relationship, testing and assessment, group work, research methodology, ethics in the helping profession, career guidance and development, and practical work.

The curriculum is also structured according to the requirements of the Standards and Requirements of Training for Counsellors 2003-2010 as set by the Malaysian Board of Counsellors.

Subject Listing

15 Subjects (51 credit hours)

  • MC-501 – Human Development Across The Lifespan
  • MC-502 – Social Diversity and Culture
  • MC-503 – Theories of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • MC-504 – Career Information and Career Development
  • MC-505 – Techniques and the Process of Counselling
  • MC-506 – Research Methods and Statistics
  • MC-507 – Group Process
  • MC-608 – Testing and Assessment
  • MC-609 – Theory and Practice of Career Counselling
  • MC-610 – Marital and Family Counselling
  • MC-611 – Analysis of Individuals and Groups in Counselling
  • MC-612 – Issues and Ethics in the Helping Profession
  • MC-613 – Counselling Practicum
  • MC-714 – Thesis Writing
  • MC-715 – Counselling Internship

This programme is designed to suit the needs of working adults

  • Part-time
    All lectures are scheduled on 2-3 weekday nights, Monday and/or Wednesday and/or Friday
  • Full time
    Subject to availability

Assessment

  • Examination (40-60%)
  • Course Work (40-60%)

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have one of the following entry requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years’ study in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 or equivalent preferably but not necessarily with industry experience. Those with a lower CGPA but with a minimum of 5 years’ working experience are also admissible.

  • For international candidates, English Proficiency in terms of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is requirement for course commencement.

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

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Since 1986 we have grown steadily and sturdily. We have sustained our student number and ensured a robust financial position. We have distinguished ourselves by excelling as a thought leader, an incubator of outstanding graduates, a model of selective excellence, and as a community-caring institution. All these years our educational goals have been to prepare students for their first job graduate school, to prepare students for their subsequent career and to prepare students for a fulfilling and productive life. The drives of our vision are our values which are based on “Pride Of Achievement, Sharing Success, The Courage to Be, To Be compassionate, and To be Significant” Read Less