Project Description

Master of Counselling

(R-DL/762/7/0002 (MQA/FA0155) 01/21)

Programme Synopsis

The Master of Counselling (MC) degree is designed to meet the needs of those who interested in pursuing their studies at higher level in the area of counselling. MC programme is also aimed to produce graduates with professional skills and knowledge in counselling and to train more qualified counsellors according to the standard and requirement of Lembaga Kaunselor Malaysia (LKM).

Additional info:

  • Master of Counselling is accredited under the National Accreditation Board of Malaysia issued by Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA) (MQA/FA0155).
  • Master of Counselling meets the Malaysia Board of Counsellor (LKM) Accreditation Criteria:-
    • 13 subjects are conducted on 42 hours face-to-face seminars
    • 2 subjects involved Practicum and Internship
    • Fulfill the requirement hours for Practicum (240 hours) and Internship (504 hours).
  • Graduates are eligible to apply for the license as a registered counsellor from Malaysia Board of Counselling
    Graduates from Master of Counselling OUM are eligible to apply the licensed as a registered counsellor from Malaysia Board of Counsellor (LKM).
  • Weekend Classes
    All face-to-face seminars are conducted on weekends (Saturday & Sunday).


This programme aims to produce graduates that are:

PEO 1: Knowledgeable and competent in counselling in-line with the industry requirement (Cognitive)

PEO 2: Effective in communication and demonstrate good leadership quality in early counselling organisation (Psychomotor)

PEO 3: Capable to solve problems related to counselling innovatively, creatively and ethically through sustainable approach (Cognitive)

PEO 4: Able to demonstrate entrepreneurship skills and recognise the need of lifelong learning for successful career development in counselling industry (Affective)



Upon completion of all courses in this programme, the graduates should be able to:

PLO 1: Evaluate theories and concepts in areas of counselling (Knowledge and Understanding)

PLO 2: Apply critical thinking skills for decision making (Cognitive skill)

PLO 3: Demonstrate the skills and principles of lifelong learning in counselling programme development (Practical skill)

PLO 4: Demonstrate an appropriate techniques and theories in counselling interventions and activities (Interpersonal skill)

PLO 5:  Demonstrate effective communication and innovative ideas effectively (Communication)

PLO 6: Appreciate digital technology to support learning and improve counselling interventions (Digital skill)

PLO 7: Utilize statistical concepts, research methods, needs assessment and program evaluation skills commonly used in the counselling profession. (Numeracy skill)

PLO 8: Perform leadership in managing counselling programme. (Leadership)

PLO 9: Develop capability to plan for counselling programme. (Personal skill)

PLO 10: Engage in life-long learning and to develop innovative entrepreneurial skills in counselling. (Entrepreneurial)

PLO 11: Practice and conduct research methods and program evaluations to effectively implement prevention and intervention strategies, in compliance with professional values, attitude and ethics (Ethical and Professionalism)

Kemasukan Biasa
i. Ijazah Sarjana Muda dengan PNGK minimum 2.50 atau yang setara dengannya seperti yang diterima oleh Senat PPT; atau
ii. Ijazah Sarjana Muda atau yang setara dengan tetapi tidak mencapai PNGK 2.50, boleh diterima masuk tertakluk kepada minimum 5 tahun pengalaman bekerja dalam bidang yang relevan.

Normal Entry
i. Bachelor degree or its equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 as accepted by HEP Senate; or
ii. Bachelor degree or its equivalent with CGPA below 2.50, is acceptable subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in related field.


  1. The provisional offer of admission will be revoked if the candidate:
    1. Fails to submit evidence of qualification within the stipulated date; or
    2. Does not meet the entry requirements of the University.
  2. Entry requirements are subject to change as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
Year 1 Year 2
Sem 1 RM4,473 RM4,473
Sem 2 RM4,473 RM2,982
Sem 3 RM4,473 RM2,982
Total RM23,856

* Fees applicable to Malaysians and Permanent Residents only.
* International students are required to pay registration fees of RM1,000 and an additional 20% for the tuition fees.
* 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:

  • Senior citizens aged 60 and above on registration date; and
  • Physically challenged learners – a valid Orang Kelainan Upaya (OKU) is required.

These discounts are for subject fees only and are not applicable for research and other fees. The discounts are also 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 (Malaysian) & RM100 (International Students)

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

Financial options:

  • EPF (Account 2); or
  • Education or Personal Loan from commercial banks; or
  • HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility); or

Payment Mode:

  • JomPAY; or
  • Internet Banking; or
  • Debit/Credit Card.

Core Courses

Subject Name Credit Hour
Theories of Counselling and Psychotherapy 3
Human Development Across The Lifespan 3
Multi-Cultural Counselling 3
Theory of Career Development 3
Career Counselling and Personnel Development 3
Ethical Issues in Counselling and Psychology 3
Assessment in Counselling 3
Techniques and Process in Counselling 3
Psychological Testing 3
Group Counselling 3
Basic Statistics and Research Method 3
Practicum 3
Internship 6
Total 42

Elective Courses

Choose any ONE of the following courses:

Subject Name Credit Hour
Family and Marriage Counselling 3
Industrial and Organisational Counselling 3
Total 3

Core Elective

Subject Name Credit Hour
Counselling Research Project 3
Total 3


  1. What is MC?
    It is Master of Counselling is accredited under the National Accreditation Board of Malaysia issued by Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA) (MQA/FA0155).
    Master of Counselling meets the Malaysia Board of Counsellor (LKM) Accreditation Criteria.
  2. Who are those eligible to register for MC?
    It is designed to meet the needs of those who interested in pursuing their studies at higher level in the area of counselling. Meet the needs of those who possess a Bachelor degree in any field.
  3. What is MC entry requirement?
    Any recognized Bachelor’s degree in any field with CGPA > 2.5. If < 2.5 can be accepted with minimum of 5 years relevant working experience. Your certificate must be recognized by Malaysian government.
  4. How long is the MC study duration?
    It is a 2 years programme which consists of 6 semesters.

  5. When is MC intake?
    January or May or September intake.

  6. MC structure
    Refer to OUM portal.

  7. How many MC credit hour?
    48 credit hours

  8. What about MC course assessment?
    Students need to do coursework (40%) and final examination (40%) and continuous assessment (20%) with the exemption of 3 courses which is 100% by course work.

  9. How does the courses in MC conducted?
    It is a blended learning (face to face tutorials, online or e-tutorial learning support and self-managed learning)

  10. What is the difference between Practicum and Internship?
    Practicum involved practicing counselling among course mate in the same class and is conducted in the lab at the Graduate Centre.  Learners have to complete the Practicum course first before taking Internship.

  11. Who arrange students placement for practicum?
    Learners are encouraged and practice their counselling session among their course mate, most of their practice will be conducted in lab  at the Graduate Centre and will be monitored by their lecturer.

  12. What is the duration of my practicum?
    Learners are encouraged to do their practicum in one semester.
  13. Do I have to quit my job to do my practicum/Internship?
    No. You need to choose an organization, NGOs or any   institution near your house or working place. Choose the day or two that you can take time off. Negotiate with respective institutions the day that you are able to conduct a counselling session there.

  14. How many hours of counselling that I am required to do during practicum duration?
    Involve in 252  practicum hours;{ direct contact hours for counselling (individual or group counselling)= 96 hours and Counselling related activities= 156 hrs}

  15. Do I have to appoint my site supervisor?
    No for Practicum but you have to appoint site supervisor for Internship.

  16. Who arrange students placement for Internship?
    Learners are encouraged to find their own training place that has a counselling center and suits them. They can choose more than one centers to practice.

  17. What is the duration of my internship?
    Learners are encouraged to complete their internship within Two semesters.

  18. How many hours of counselling that I am required to do during Internship duration?
    Involve in 504 hours  internship hours; {direct contact hours for counselling (individual or group counselling) = 192 hours and Counselling related activities= 312hrs}

  19. What about job opportunities after completing The programme?
    • Registered counselor/ Pegawai Psikologi
    • Community or welfare worker (in areas such as prison, child care, women, old aged care, disabilities, alcohol and other drugs counselling setting)
    • Health care counselor
    • Counselling lecturers
    • Private practitioner and/or consultant/NGOS
    • Hospitals
  20. Who can I contact to join MC?
    AP Dr Fatimah Yusooff
    Programme Director
    Masters in Counselling (MC).
    Cluster of Education and Social Science
    0193296902 or  0355205527
Tel (Office) :
603 7801 2184

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