Master of Education (Guidance & Counselling)

5 Semesters / 1 Year 6 Months
Petaling Jaya (Main)
EPF Withdrawal Available
RM 1,111.11per
RM 20,000.00 total fee
Price listed above is applicable to local students only

Why this course

Master of Education (Guidance & Counselling) is a particularly ideal course for those who want to expand their teaching career into the field of guidance and counselling. Advanced counselling and appraisal techniques as well as cross-cultural counselling are some of the subjects that will be useful not only for guidance counsellors but also for those who work in the human resource sector.

At UNITAR, our curriculum includes the teaching of professional guidance and assistance of the individual by utilising psychological methods mainly in collecting the case history data, using various techniques of the interpersonal interaction and assessment tools

Price listed above is applicable to local students only

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Programme Entry Requirements

You must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for entry to the UNITAR Master’s Programme:

  • i. A bachelor’s Degree (Level 6, MQF) in the field or related field with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or its equivalent as accepted by UNITAR Senate; OR
  • ii. A bachelor’s degree in the field or related fields or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting a CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; OR

Candidates without a qualification in the related fields or working experience in the relevant fields must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses determined by the HEP and meet the minimum CGPA based on (i) to (ii).

  • Entry requirements for admission into the Master’s program (level 7, MQF) through APEL as approved by the Ministry of Education (MOHE). Applicants must be/have:​
    • A Malaysian citizen; and
    • The candidate should be more than 30 years of age in the year of application;​
    • Possess at least STPM / Diploma / A-Levels / equivalent qualifications;​
    • Relevant work experience / prior experiential learning; and
    • Pass the APEL Assessment​

Language Requirements

International students
  • Minimum score of 5.0 for IELTS; OR
  • Minimum score of 42 for TOEFL; OR
    its equivalent.


  • Quantitative Research Methods in Education or
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Education
  • Advanced Theory of Counselling
  • Psychopathology
  • Counselling Across Culture
  • Advanced Individual Counselling
  • Career Development Across Lifespan
  • Psychological Testing and Measurement
  • Appraisal Techniques in Guidance and Counselling
  • Professional Ethics in Guidance and Counselling
  • Group Dynamics and Practice
  • Advanced Career Counselling
  • Counselling Practicum
  • Internship in Guidance and Counselling
  • Human Services Educator
  • Marriage and Family Counsellor
  • Mental Health Counsellor
  • Rehabilitation Counsellor
  • School and Career Counsellor
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • Student Affairs Administrator
  • Addictions Counsellor

The Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO) of this programme is to prepare graduates who are able to:

  1. Fulfil the MQA requirement and complies with knowledge area based
  2. Lecturers are counselling practitioners and certified counsellors with industry experience.
  3. Development of knowledgeable and skilled practitioners.

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