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Study Guide: Psychology in Malaysia

Do you think one needs to be in good physical and mental health in order to be truly healthy? Do you have knowledge of or a desire to learn more about mental illness? Have you always wished that your chosen career would allow you to help others? If so, psychology might be a good option for you to consider.

WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY?

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. Psychologists are actively involved in the study and understanding of mental processes, brain functions, and behaviour. A psychology course entails studying human behaviour, looking into how people think, learn, and develop emotionally and socially. They employ a variety of approaches to perform study on huge groups, specific populations, and individuals. Controlling lab research, assessing clients on-site, or evaluating school assessments for learning difficulties are all part of psychology. It also dives into issues such as assisting persons suffering from trauma, mental problems, or substance abuse.

Psychology is a vast field that includes a variety of industries and applications. It can be challenging for students to decide amongst the different psychology fields and courses available. The major branches of psychology are listed below.

BRANCHES OF PSYCHOLOGY

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Addiction Psychology

Developmental Psychology

Forensic Psychology

Cognitive Psychology

Educational Psychology

Media Psychology

Counselling Psychology

Experimental Psychology

Clinical Psychology

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO STUDY PSYCHOLOGY?

These are the general entry requirements to pursue a degree in psychology.  Entry requirements for some universities may be higher, so do make sure you check the details carefully.​​

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO STUDY PSYCHOLOGY

PRE-REQUISITE

SPM/O-Level: Pass with minimum of 3Cs including Mathematics and Science, and a pass in English.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • A-Level: Minimum of 2Es / equivalent of 80 points

  • Australian Matriculation SAM/SACE International: Minimum ATAR 60

  • Canadian Pre-University programmes: Pass with a minimum average of 50%

  • Foundation or Matriculation programme: Pass with minimum CGPA 2.00

  • International Baccalaureate (IB): Minimum 24 points

  • UEC: Pass with minimum 5Bs including English

  • STPM: Minimum 2Cs with CGPA 2.00

  • Diploma: Pass with minimum CGPA of 2.00

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY IN PSYCHOLOGY?

Psychology courses in Malaysia adhere to professional standards. This is essential if you wish to work as a chartered psychologist in the field of psychology. Scientific research and/or applied psychology might be the focus of courses. Depending on your field of study, the subjects you encounter will differ.

  • Intercultural Communication

  • Trends and Visual Thinking

  • Principles of Public Relations

  • Developmental Psychology

  • Ethics in Psychology

  • Historical Perspectives in Psychology

  • Social Psychology

  • Managing Creativity & Innovation

  • Psychological Disorders

  • Biological Psychology

  • Personality Psychology

  • Cognitive Psychology

  • Counselling Principles and Philosophy

  • Psychological Testing & Measurement

  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology

  • Conceptual Issues and Critical Debates in Psychology

  • Health Psychology 

  • Cyberpsychology

  • Educational Psychology

  • Human Factors Psychology

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A PSYCHOLOGY DEGREE?

In Malaysia, you can discover a variety of psychological employment, as well as counselling positions. Salaries and prospects for future employment growth are determined by your psychology degree and specialisation. Keep in mind that some of these jobs demand at least a Master's degree in Psychology, and many require a doctorate.

  • Clinical psychologist

  • Industrial-Organisational psychologist

  • Counselling psychologist

  • School psychologist

  • Forensic psychologist

  • Health psychologist

  • Sport and exercise psychologist

  • Life coach

  • Market researcher

  • Psychotherapist