Master of Psychology

(R/311/7/0073 (MQA/FA5677) / 08/25 )

The Master of Psychology (MPSY) programme is offered by the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences (FESS) as another postgraduate programme in OUM. It is specially designed to expand your knowledge, sharpen your critical thinking skills and teach you how to evaluate problems and find solutions. They cover all key professional competencies and provide you with critical communication skills you need to be successful. You will also have the opportunity to develop valuable research skills.

At OUM, you can tailor your education to help you meet your professional goals and interests with two selection of degrees and specializations offered: 1) Industrial/Organisational Psychology, and 2) Educational Psychology. This challenging yet rewarding master’s degree allows individuals to register with the Malaysian Psychological Association (PERSIMA), Malaysian Counselling Association (PERKAMA International), American Psychological Association (APA), and several international psychological associations.

The objectives of the MPSY programme are:

  1. To develop a professional orientation and identity as a psychologist by applying sound ethical and legally practice in the field of psychology.
  2. To develop effective communication skills and problem solving in their everyday life.
  3. To develop graduate with critical thinking and using scientific approach in the areas of psychology.
  4. To develop an empirically based approach to psychology that emphasize wellness and prevention by integrating theory and best practices.

Dr Wong Huey Siew
Programme Director

Tel (Office) :
603 7801 2067

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Malaysian Learner Fees
Year 1 Year 2
Sem 1 RM3,012 RM4,518
Sem 2 RM4,518 RM2,008
Sem 3 RM4,518 RM2,008
Total RM20,582

* Fees applicable to Malaysians and Permanent Residents only.
* The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.

Discount for the Physically Challenged Learners (OKU) and Senior Citizens

The University offers 50% discount for:
1. Senior citizens aged 60 and above on registration date; and
2. Physically challenged learners – a valid Orang Kelainan Upaya (OKU) is required.
The discounts are not valid for second time registration and repeating of subjects.
Learners who receive this discount are not entitled to other discounts and promotions.

Processing fee: RM50
Re-registration fee of RM220 per semester is chargeable for extension of Masters Projects

Financial options: Payment Mode:
EPF (Account 2); or JomPAY
Education or Personal Loan from commercial banks; or Internet Banking
HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility); or Debit/Credit Card.
International Learner Fees
Year 1 Year 2
Sem 1 RM3,614 RM5,422
Sem 2 RM5,422 RM2,410
Sem 3 RM5,422 RM2,410
Total RM 24,700

1 – Fees applicable to International applicants
2 – The fee above excludes registration fee, processing fee and resource fee. Fee imposed first semester only-non refundable . (Diploma RM2,700; Bachelor RM3,200, Master RM3,700, PhD/Doctorate RM4,200).
3 – Financial method: Telegraphic Transfer , PayPal (Invoice will be prepared in MYR and will be added 6% to cover PayPal transaction fees.)
4 – The fees are for subject fees only and are not applicable for research, registration, repeating of subjects and other fees.
5 – 60% payment of the semester fees must be made before the semester starts, 40% payment before the examination week.

* The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.
**LATEST UPDATE: 30 August 2022

Normal Entry

A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or its equivalent with minimum CGPA 2.75 out of 4.00 from a university recognise by OUM Senate and Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA).

Note: A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology not meeting CGPA of 2.75 (but not lower than 2.50) can be accepted subject to rigorous assessment by an internal review panel.

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)
This programme aims to produce graduates that are:

  • PEO1 To produce graduates who are able to demonstrate mastery of knowledge of psychology through the conduct of psychology research. (Cognitive)
  • PEO2 To produce graduates who are able to apply practical skills in psychology and to work collaboratively and cooperatively with peers and society though effective communication skills. (Psychomotor)
  • PEO3 To produce graduates who are able to demonstrate leadership, autonomy, and responsibilities at work and at conducting research including in the use of a wide range of technologies and software. (Affective)
  • PEO4 To produce graduates who are able to manage information for lifelong learning with the adherence to legal, ethical and professional codes of practice. (Affective)


Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)
Upon completion of all courses in this programme, the graduates should be able to:

  • PLO1 Demonstrate originality and independence in undertaking analytical and critical evaluation and synthesis of complex information in the field of psychology as a basis for research. (Knowledge and Understanding)
  • PLO2 Adapt exemplifies capacity to conduct standard and specialised research methods/approaches which are informed by psychological knowledge as its forefront with the integration of the latest development in the psychology discipline. (Cognitive skill)
  • PLO3 Show capabilities to generate, design, implement and adopt the integral part of research processes in specialised areas in psychology in a scientific manner. (Practical Skill)
  • PLO4 Adjust suitable interpersonal skills to be able to work collaboratively and cooperatively with peers. (Interpersonal Skill)PLO5 Communicate and convey information, ideas, problems and solutions effectively to the general public and professional community. (Communication)
  • PLO6 Demonstrate competent use of wide range of suitable digital technologies and appropriate software to enhance study and research in psychology. (Digital Skill)
  • PLO7 Adapt the appropriate applications and systems to measure and interpret numerical data from psychological research. (Numeracy Skill)
  • PLO8 Demonstrate significant, autonomy, independence leadership responsibilities through communicating and working effectively with peers and stakeholders. (Leadership)
  • PLO9 Apply psychological principles by explaining and suggesting solutions to personal, organisational and social issues including self-understanding and socio-cultural and international diversity. (Personal Skill)
  • PLO10 Initiate and/or lead entrepreneurial ventures or projects in psychology. (Entrepreneurial)
  • PLO11 Demonstrate confidence to give ethical advice and make decisions even in situations with limited information by considering ethics outlined by profession. (Ethical and Professionalism)

The Master of Psychology programme is offered in 6 semesters with a total of 41 credits, consisting of 6 core courses with 2 sets of specialisations courses (I/O Psychology and Educational Psychology). Each specialisation consists of 6 courses including a master project. The course assessment consists of assignment, final exam and a final submission of a master project paper. List of courses offered are listed as below :

Name and Course Code Credit Hours
Core Course Code
Applied Statistics AMPN5103 3
Multicultural Psychology AMPM5103 3
Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues AMPL5103 3
Research Methodology in Psychology AMPR5103 3
Psychometric AMPP5103 3
Academic Writing AMPQ5203 3
Specialisation 1: Industrial and Organisation
Organisational Psychology AMPO5103 3
Training & Development AMPD5203 3
Group Dynamics AMPG5103 3
Organisational Development & Change AMPO5203 3
Occupational Safety & Health AMPK5203 3
Master Project AMPR5203 8
Specialisation 2: Educational Psychology
Advanced Educational Psychology AMPY5103 3
Measurement & Evaluation in Education AMPE5103 3
Human Development Across Life Span AMPY5203 3
Theories and Practices of Teaching and Learning AMPE5203 3
Psychology of Thinking Skills AMPY5303 3
Master Project AMPP5208 8
Total (Core & Specialisation) 41