Master of Arts in Psychology

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The programme is designed to cater to the need for professional development in the field of psychology due to the growing demand for psychological services in educational, medical and corporate institutions. Through the programme, graduates will be equipped with advanced psychology knowledge, effective practical strategies and skills for professional development in this area.

Graduates will be able to fulfil the need for postgraduate professional qualifications in the field of psychology and to raise the quality of services in educational institutions, upgrade the knowledge, skills and competencies required in the field of psychology, develop the necessary skills and competencies required in psychology career-related fields such as education, research, consultancy, and administration as well as apply advanced knowledge in psychology as well as ethical values and social responsibilities in the workplace.

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Top Core Courses

Fundamentals that will build you up to stay relevant and excellent today, tomorrow and beyond.

Psychological Theories

This course introduces classical psychological concepts and theories that will help students  establish a clear and solid understanding of various aspects of psychology.

Contemporary Topics in Psychology

This course introduces contemporary psychological concepts and theories that will help students form a futuristic view of the field of psychology.

Professional Ethics and Standards

This course provides an understanding of the current ethical standards that guide psychological practices and research.

Advanced Research Methods

This course offers an insight into advanced research techniques in the field of psychology that will help students prepare for their own research, as well as enhance their career prospects.

Psychological Measurement and Assessment

This course offers an understanding and appreciation of  psychometrics theories and practices which make up the foundation of psychological science.

Learning Path

Students will be introduced to the basic psychological knowledge and skills to prepare them to be an efficient researcher and psychologist. Students will also be exposed to a wide range of psychological fields that will enable them to establish their field of interest and focus.

Students will conduct an independent and original psychology research under the guidance of experts in the focused field of interest of their own selection.

You have numerous career options to choose from such as:

  • Organisational Psychology Consultant
  • Talent Acquisition Specialist
  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Customer Support Manager
  • Community Relations Officer
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Behavioural Analysts
  • Childcare Worker
  • Researcher
  • Lecturer



No.Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
1.LSP501/03Psychological Theories  (APEL.C)3
2.LSP502/03Contemporary Topics in Psychology3
3.LSP503/03Professional Ethics and Standards  (APEL.C)3
4.LSP504/03Advanced Research Methods3
5.LSP505/03Psychological Measurement and Assessment (APEL.C) 3
6.LSP506/03Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis3
Subtotal Credit Hours18
ELECTIVE COURSES (Choose one course only)
1.LSP507/03Multicultural Issues in Human Behaviour3
2.LSP508/03Health Psychology3
Subtotal Credit Hours3
Subtotal Credit Hours20
Total Credit Hours41


Important Notes:

  1. Students must complete 41 credit hours with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 in order to graduate.
  2. Students must complete all the core major courses (18 credits) before enrolling in LSP509/20 Dissertation.


APEL.C Courses

The maximum credit transfer through APEL.C is 30% of the total graduating credits for a specific programme of study.

For courses that you intend to apply for APEL.C but are not listed above, please contact Ms. Quah Phaik Luan at  plquah@wou.edu.my.

Kindly contact your nearest Regional Centre if you need further clarification.

Candidates with the following criteria will be eligible to be considered for admission into the postgraduate programme:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (Level 6 MQF) in Psychology or its equivalent with minimum CGPA 2.75 out of 4.00; OR
  • A Bachelor’s Degree (Level 6 MQF) with a minimum CGPA 2.75 in any field and minimum 45 credits of prerequisites modules in psychology or its equivalent; OR
  • 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 with CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.00 in the prerequisites modules;
  • A Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.00 in any field, and a minimum 30 credits of prerequisites modules in Psychology with a CGPA of 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.

Fee Schedule

(Effective May 2022 Semester)

Wawasan Open University uses a unique model of delivering education to both Open Distance Learning (ODL) and On-Campus Learning (OCL) students with tuition fees for the following level of programmes that can be worked out as follows: 


Total Number of Courses

  Total Number of Credits

 Tuition Fees  (RM)





12,250 – 13,950

Bachelor’s Degree

26 – 39

  120 – 126

27,880 – 43,520


Postgraduate Diploma




Master’s Programme

8 – 13

  41 – 46

25,800 – 29,700

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)






  • A one-off payment Processing and Administration fee is chargeable for new students and varies according to programme.
  • Open Distance Learning Study Resource and Services fee is chargeable every semester and varies according to programme.
  • On Campus Learning Study Resource and Services fee is chargeable every semester and varies according to programme.
  • All totals are merely indicative and fees are subject to change without notice.


All of the current postgraduate courses of the University are classified into four categories, Core Compulsory courses, Elective courses, Specialist courses and Project/Case Study. The course codes given are 5XX/03 and 5XX/04. This indicates that it is a level 5 (Postgraduate) course with 3 credits or 4 credits. The Project course, being a capstone course is given a course code of 601/06 to indicate that it is a higher level course with a value of 6 credits.

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