Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology

This PhD programme provides graduate students with the opportunity to conduct research in different areas of psychology.


The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology is designed to provide graduate students with the opportunity to conduct research in different areas of psychology, under the supervision of an experienced academic staff.

The programme aims to provide postgraduate-level training for students and equip them with the research skills and professional development necessary for teaching and research positions in various industries. Students who have completed one year of the MPhil programme also have the opportunity to progress into the PhD pathway, subject to further assessment.

January, May-August, October-December

3 years (full-time). Full-time enrollment is encouraged, but part-time options for both programs are available, subject to further discussion.

HELP Subang 2

RM 48,100
including Application Fee, Registration Fee, Resources Fee (Full) and Tuition Fee (Full)

Course Code
(N/311/8/0109) (10/25) (MQA/PA10469)

Why study Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology at HELP?

  • One of the largest psychology programmes in Southeast Asia with over 1000 students

  • A strong faculty of over 50 lecturers and graduate tutors

  • A facilitative and interactive programme that attracts top student achievers from all over Malaysia and around the world

  • A strong research culture and infrastructure supported by academic staff who are active international research

  • Opportunities for practical training through internships with over 300 organisations

  • Four Postgraduate programmes in psychology for full time students and working adults

  • A vibrant student life with active psychology student clubs, sporting events, psychology movie festivals and psychology research colloquiums

Programme Overview

Entry Requirements
Career Pathways
  • Research Areas

  • The list below covers some broad areas for PhD / MPhil research projects, but is not limited to these areas.

    • Clinical Psychology
    • Cognitive Psychology
    • Comparative Psychology
    • Counselling Psychology
    • Cross Cultural Psychology
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Educational Psychology
    • Industrial/Organisational Psychology
    • Neuropsychology
    • Personality Psychology
    • Positive Psychology
    • Social Psychology

You will need to fulfill one of these entry requirements to join the programme.

  • Entry Requirements

  • 1st Class Honours in a Psychology Degree, OR a masters degree in Psychology or related area, as accepted by the University Senate

Here are the career pathways for graduates who complete the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology programme. 

  • Possibly Career Pathways

    • Corporate Consultant
    • Management Consultant
    • Conflict Resolution and Mediation Consultant
    • Life Coach
    • NGO worker
    • Journalist, Media Reporter or Mass Media Consultant
    • Market Research Consultant
    • Academic Tutor
    • Organisational and Industrial Psychologist
    • Clinical Psychologist
    • Child Psychologist
    • Counsellor
    • Crisis Counsellor
    • Educational Psychologist
    • Forensic Psychologist
    • Academic Lecturer and Researcher
    • Sports Psychologist
    • Ergonomist
    • Neuropsychologist 
    • Neuroscientist