Master in Counselling by Coursework

Master in Counselling by Coursework

This programme is designed to prepare students who aspire to become school counselors and also for individuals who are seeking career advancement opportunities with a focus on academic counselling and in an advisory capacity. This programme is designed to attract candidates from a variety of professions including education, human resources, health, social welfare, administration, and business.

Key features

  • A specialisation programme that leads to professional counselor status
  • Designed to attract candidates from a variety of professions including education, human resources, health, social welfare, administration and business
  • This programme provides opportunity for candidates who have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in counselling from UBD or its equivalent to continue with their professional training at master’s level
  • Practical experience in schools or any organisation throughout the programme
  • Research exercises (eg. School-based) to improve counselling skills

Duration

  • 1 year Full-Time for candidates with a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling or its equivalent (commencing in January)
  • 1 ½ years Full-Time for candidates without a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling or its equivalent (commencing in August)
  • 2 years Part-Time (commencing in January and August)

Typical Entry Requirements

  • A good honours Degree (at least second class lower) or equivalent from a recognised university
  • Evidence of English proficiency at the level of at least an IELTS score of 6.0 or a TOEFL score of 550 or a credit in the GCE ‘O’ Level English Language
  • Evidence of Malay proficiency at the level of at least a credit in the GCE ‘O’ Level Malay Language applicable for applicants applying for Malay medium Master’s Degree programme
  • Applicants are advised to write a short research proposal
  • Successful performance in an interview and any test required

Start dates

  • January and August

For more information, please contact:
Programme Leader, Graduate Professional Development