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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Counselling with Psychology

Dr. David Barron  |  BA (Hons.) Psychology, MRes. (Strathclyde, UK), PhD (Westminster, UK)

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“This programme prepares students to become scientist-practitioners of counselling. That is, in addition to developing students to counsel to an international standard, the BSc. (Hons.) in Counselling with Psychology programme encourages students to directly engage in research literature. From developmental and social psychology, students will engage in advancing cognitive and neuropsychological content. At its core, our programme is focused on developing scholarly ability and occupational readiness.”

The BSc. (Hons.) in Counselling with Psychology programme at Perdana University represents an opportunity for graduates to be registered counsellors on completion of their final year. Mirrored with the development in the West, this fledgling subject is expanding due to the opportunities in the job market. As we face the biggest pandemic in our lifetime, the need and role of counsellors will only continue to grow. This also means there is a requirement for new, modern, and sophisticated programmes catering to this ever-evolving field.

  1. The programme is the first Bachelor of Science for counselling in Malaysia. As well as learning theoretical and practical aspects of counselling, this programme has a strong scientific and psychological grounding.
  2. The programme consists of local and international modules for broad and critical understanding through evidence-based capacities, with the highest teaching and research standards.
  3. The programme delves into neuropsychological and neurophysiological underpinnings that allow graduates to be more equipped in their understanding as counsellors, or if they choose a psychology career.
  4. Modern and advanced facilities are dedicated for this programme to give students the best experience in their learning process.

Year 1

  • Introduction to Counselling
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Counselling Theory and Psychotherapy
  • Individual Counselling I
  • Ethics and Legal Issues in Counselling
  • Multicultural Counselling
  • Group Counselling I
  • MPU subjects

Year 2

  • Humanistic Approaches
  • Complementary Approaches
  • Alternative Approaches to Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic and Cognitive
  • Behavioural Approaches
  • Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Individual Differences
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Assessment in Counselling and Psychology I

Year 3

  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Individual Counselling II
  • Assessment in Counselling and
  •  Psychology II
  • Research Project I
  • Health and Disease
  • Family Counselling
  • Group Counselling II
  • Career Counselling
  • Mindfulness
  • Sociology

Year 4

  • Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • Mental Health and Rehabilitation
  • Career Information and Development
  • Research Project II
  • Counselling Practicum
  • Counselling Internship

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Recognition & Accreditation:
This programme is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Course Approval Number:

JPT/BPP (N/762/6/0053) (MQA/PA13917) 02/28

Award Title:
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Counselling with Psychology

Full Time: 4 years


September 2021

  1. STPM or its equivalent with a minimum of 2 full passes with Grade C (Grade Point, GP) 2.00; OR
  2. A Diploma or its equivalent with minimum CGPA 2.00 out of 4.00; OR (All the above qualifications need to be supported with at least credits with Mathematics and Science, with a pass in English at SPM level)
  3. Matriculation / Foundation / A-level or its equivalent with a minimum CGPA 2.00 out of 4.00 and certified by the Senate and has a SPM (for citizens and residents in Malaysia only); OR
  4. Pass UEC with a minimum of grade B in 5 subjects; OR
  5. Other equivalent qualifications recognized by the HEP Senate/Authorities in Malaysia.


English Language Requirements

  1. For local students: candidates should have MUET (Band 3) or its equivalent
  2. For international students: candidates should have IELTS (Band 5.5) / TOEFL (550) paper-based or its equivalent

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NOTE: The above tuition fee does not include miscellaneous charges. Kindly contact the University for more details.

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