Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Counselling (BCP)

Malaysia first private university approved to offer Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Counselling.

Graduates are eligible to apply professional licensing from Board of Counsellors of Malaysia (LKM).

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Counselling is designed as a four-year degree programme where students are required to complete their counselling internship in the final year. Upon completion of 126 credit hours, students will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Counselling.

The programme’s curriculum is designed in accordance with the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and Malaysian Board of Counsellor’s standards and requirements. Therefore, graduates of this programme are eligible to become a registered counsellor.

This programme covers the major fields in psychology and counselling. Students will be trained in three aspects: theoretical, supervised counselling practicum, and internship training. In order to equip students with the professional knowledge and skills, the programme will introduce students to the latest and different perspectives of psychology including counselling theories, counselling skills, interviewing techniques, and the development of counselling psychology. Moreover, students will learn to manage clients with various psychological and mental health needs, as well as provide individual/group/family therapies derived from extensively researched interventions, assessment, and research.

Program Features

  1. The programme will emphasize on counselling theory and its application, using English as the main medium of instruction, and Chinese as an additional medium of instruction.
  2. Cultivate culturally sensitive counsellors and provide counselling services to individuals from different ethnic groups.
  3. Students may be assigned to schools, community counselling centres, and non-government organizations (NGO) for internships with the purpose of increasing their exposure to the local culture in the field of mental health.
  4. Emphasize on the academic exchange of knowledge among scholars and professional counsellors in the field; actively organize research conferences and professional workshops.

Programme Modules *

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Counselling
  • Basic Statistics in Psychology
  • Career Development and Planning
  • Group Dynamics
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Observation and Counselling Skills
  • Social Psychology
  • Advanced Statistics in Psychology
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Theories of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Personality Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Career Counselling
  • Psychological Testing
  • Group Counselling
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Individual Counselling Laboratory
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Family Counselling
  • Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Design and Practice of Group Work
  • Counselling Practicum
  • Multicultural Counselling
  • Project Paper I & II
  • Counselling Internship
  • Life Education
  • Learning
  • Psychology of Sex and Gender
  • Educational Psychology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Crisis Intervention and Counselling
  • Brief Counselling
  • Psychology of Death and Dying
  • Counselling for the Elderly
  • Expressive Therapy
  • Applications of Technology in Counselling

* Selected programme modules

Intakes and Duration
4 years
4 years
Course Fee (Local Students)
Course Fee (International Students)
Please consult Institute of International Education (IIE), NEUC.
Entry Requirements
STPM (CGPA2.0) with 2 Principal Passes
UEC with 5 Credits
Diploma programmes (CGPA2.0) from New Era University College or other local tertiary institutions
Foundation Programmes (CGPA2.0) from New Era University College or other local tertiary institutions
Other equivalent qualifications
A Level / Other qualifications deemed equivalent by MQA
Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology

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