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Master in Counselling

Offered by: HELP University - ELM Business School
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Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration2 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimePart time: All lectures are scheduled on 2-3 weekd
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FacultyELM Graduate School
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudySocial Services
Credit Hours51
Mode of StudyBy Mixed mode
Course Description

The Masters in Counseling program covers all the main areas of study required of a professional counsellor. It addresses issues in social psychology, developmental psychology, the helping relationship, testing and assessment, group work, research methodology, ethics in the helping profession, career guidance and development, and practical work.

The curriculum is also structured according to the requirements of the Standards and Requirements of Training for Counsellors 2003-2010 as set by the Malaysian Board of Counsellors.


The Masters in Counselling programme consists of a total of 15 Subjects (51 credit hours) as listed below:

  • MC-501 – Human Development Across The Lifespan
  • MC-502 – Social Diversity and Culture
  • MC-503 – Theories of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • MC-504 – Career Information and Career Development
  • MC-505 – Techniques and the Process of Counselling
  • MC-506 – Research Methods and Statistics
  • MC-507 – Group Process
  • MC-608 – Testing and Assessment
  • MC-609 – Theory and Practice of Career Counselling
  • MC-610 – Marital and Family Counselling
  • MC-611 – Analysis of Individuals and Groups in Counselling
  • MC-612 – Issues and Ethics in the Helping Profession
  • MC-613 – Counselling Practicum
  • MC-714 – Research Project
  • MC-715 – Counselling Internship

Note that classes are held:

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday (7-10pm)

Selected Saturdays (9-5pm)

Note: Sequence of subjects may vary from intake to intake.


Examination - 40% - 60%
Course Work - 40% - 60% 

High Distinction (HD) 85 – 100 marks
Distinction (D) 75 – 85 marks
Credit (CR) 65 – 74 marks
Pass (PS) 50 – 64 marks
Fail (FL) 0 – 49 marks

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have one of the following entry requirements:



Bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years’ study in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 or equivalent preferred but not necessarily with industry experience.

For international candidates, English Proficiency in terms of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required for course commencement.

Intake Months

January every year. For the January 2022 Intake, application deadline is Thursday, 30th September 2021

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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