PhD (Applied Psychology)

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Doctorate (PhD)
Tuition Fees
RM 35,700/ year (for Malaysian students)
2 years full-time; 4 years part-time
Prior Study
Masters degree
Study Field


We offer high-quality doctoral training to postgraduate students who wish to pursue an MPhil or PhD. As a research student you will work under a supervisor who will assist you in your research and thesis design.

Faculties, Schools & Departments

Department of Applied Psychology

Areas of research

  • Chronic Illness at Work
  • Expatriate Adjustment
  • Generation Gap at Work and its Implications
  • Individual Differences, Coping and Work Performance
  • Occupational Health and Wellbeing
  • Organisational Change and Employees’ Coping Behaviour
  • Psychology of Family Firms
  • Work Design and Psychological Wellbeing
  • Work Engagement
  • Work Life Balance and Work Family Conflict
  • Work Related Stress, Coping and Burnout
  • Women’s Leadership Labyrinth

Entry requirements

A masters degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant discipline related to applied psychology plus, an upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant discipline. A masters degree either in psychology or with an element of psychology is highly advantageous. Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)
  • TOEFL (iBT): 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements)
  • PTE (Academic): 62 (with no less than 55 in each element)
  • MUET: Band 4

Intake Months

February, April, July & September

*If you are interested in applying, we would recommend that you familiarise yourself with our research areas and staff expertise and then contact us to discuss your research project proposal with the relevant supervisor in the first instance. Please visit our applications pages to find out how to apply.