Master of Arts in Psychology

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Bachelor's Degree In Psychology | WOU

The Master of Arts in Psychology 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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Helen Hayes

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. Nor Asma Warnee Binti Habib at norasmahb@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 





Number of Courses


Number of Credits


Tuition Fees






10,310 -14,050

Bachelor Degree

26 - 39

120 -126

24,390 - 43,850


Postgraduate Diploma



7,500 - 9,888

Master Degree

8 -13

41 - 46

17,400 - 30,890

Doctor of Business Administration(DBA)



41,600 - 47,350

PhD in Philosophy (PhD Phil)(Research)

By research

By research

23,535 - 25,200


  • A one-off payment Processing and Administration fee (P&A) is chargeable for new students and varies according to programme.
  • Registration, Resource and Services (RR&S) fee is chargeable every semester and varies according to programme.
  • All tuition fees are merely indicative and fees are subject to change without notice.

All of the University’s courses are classified into three categories, i.e., lower level, middle level or higher level. Lower-level courses are basic, introductory or foundation courses designed for freshmen. Middle-level courses may require some knowledge of previous study or a certain amount of intellectual maturity. Higher level courses are specialised courses usually designed for those majoring in a particular discipline. The level of a course is indicated by the first digit of the course code, i.e., lower level courses are indicated by the code 1XX/XX, middle level courses by 2XX/XX and higher level courses by 3XX/XX or 4XX/XX. The 2 digits after the slash indicate the credit value of the course. i.e., WLA101/03 is a lower level course of 3 credits while BBM203/05 is a middle level course of 5 credits and TEC305/10 is a higher level course of 10 credits.

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