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