Master of Science (Counselling)

This programme is designed to produce graduates with professional knowledge in counselling, to prepare high quality counsellor to serve in public, private, NGO and community. Furthermore, it also aim to train more qualified counsellor in accordance with standard and requirement of Lembaga Kaunselor Malaysia in which they can contribute towards the harmony and well being of the society.

Upon completion of this programme, graduates are expected to be able to conduct counselling session ethically and professionally based on the model for scientist/ practitioner in counselling, equipped with excellent interviewing skills, assessment, and is able to apply the theory and the principles of counselling. The nature of this programme is coursework based, however graduates will be engaged in research activities in order to increase their expertise to tackle issues in counselling that later would contribute to the development of counselling profession. Apart from that, graduates also need to complete the counselling practicum and internship. The aim is to expose them to the real counselling setting and to gain experiences and to develop skills.

Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Arts & Science
College of Art & Sciences,
Universiti Utara Malaysia,
06010 UUM Sintok,
Kedah Darul Aman, MALAYSIA.

Tel: +604-928 5299
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The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme is offered by full research. However, students without sufficient research skills and knowledge are required to enroll and pass the following courses during the first two (2) semesters of their enrolment (i.e. before being allowed to defend their thesis proposal):

  • SZRZ6014 Research Methodology
  • SCLE6014 Academic Writing

Any other course as determined by the supervisor or Academic Committee.

To complete the Ph.D. programme, students are required to:

1. Present and defend the proposed research/thesis to a committee;
2. Present progress reports of research work at colloquiums arranged by the Graduate School;
3. Produce at least two (2) articles, in (Option A or Option B);
4. Attend a viva voce session to defend the thesis; and
5. Submit a written thesis.

Option A

  • at least one (1) article is accepted for publication in ISI Journal or Scopus; and
  • at least one (1) article is under review for publication in a refereed journal.

Option B

  • Two (2) articles are published in a refereed journal