Doctor Of Philosophy In Psychology

January, May and September
Course Duration
Full Time: Min – 3 years, Max – 4 years
Part Time: Min – 4 years, Max – 5 years
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
Lectures, Research and Thesis
Approval Code
Accreditation Code


The Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology programme at UCSI University is designed to give you a deep understanding of human behaviour and thought processes, so you can make a real difference in society. This programme will provide you with the tools to address complex societal issues and make a meaningful impact....

You will be trained to conduct rigorous research, refine clinical skills, and advocate for social justice, all of which directly benefit people seeking mental health support. You will be part of a community that creates a more inclusive and supportive environment for those in need.

Graduates will be well-prepared to engage in teaching, research, clinical service, and leadership roles in medical, mental health, academic settings, and beyond.

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Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

A master’s degree in Psychology;

Other relevant or equivalent qualification, experience and requirements accepted by the HEP Senate/relevant authority in Malaysia.


  1. Direct entry from the bachelor's degree level to the doctoral degree level is not permitted.
  2. However, candidates with a bachelor's degree qualification, registered for a master's degree programme may apply to convert their candidacy to doctoral degree programmes.
  3. The application of conversion must be done within one year after the candidate's registration for a master's degree programme.
  4. Application approval is subjected to:
    • Demonstrated competency and capability in conducting research at a doctoral degree level;
    • Rigorous internal assessment by the HEP; and
    • Approval by the HEP Senate
  5. Students without a background in psychology will need to complete a bridging programme before starting the PhD programme.

English Language Requirements

For International Students

For international students, the English language requirements include any one of the following:

Overall band 5.0
Band 4

Courses Offered

PSP1013 Advanced Research Methodology

PSP1023 Advanced Statistical Analysis

PSP1031 Research Seminar 1

PSP1020 PhD Research Project (required repetition of course as

approved by HoP/HoD)

Career Opportunities

  • Researchers
  • Teachers
  • Lecturers
  • Administrators and/or practitioners at government agencies
  • Corporate organisations
  • Educational institutions
  • Health institutions
  • Research agencies


Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 45,740

International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 58,100

Note: This is an estimated fee, as different countries have different visa processing charges and administrative fees. For more information, kindly refer to your region’s counselor for the detailed fee breakdown.

All information is correct at the time of upload and UCSI University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.


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