Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

Full Time / Part-time

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

Sunway University
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Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology is a 3 years PhD program taught at Sunway University, . The program is offered in campus-based modes with full Time and part-time options. To successfully obtain Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology from Sunway University you are required to complete credit hours. After completion of Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology you will be able to further continue for advance studies or start career as Psychologist, Neuropsychologist, Assistant Psychologist, Clinical Health Psychologists, Clinical Psychologist.

Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for admission in Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology at Sunway University for all applicants (Domestic or International) are:

  • program specific academic requirment set by Sunway University.
  • English Language OR any other language requirments as set by Sunway University as pre-requiste for admission in Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology.

Note: Please check the university website in the link below.

Bachelor’s Degree               A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or equivalent with a CGPA of 3.00 AND

Master’s Degree                   A Master’s degree in Psychology

Other Qualifications             Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-to-case basis*

*For case-to-case basis an interview may be required


English Requirements

ELTS  7.0
TOEFL    600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), 95 (Internet-based)
PTE Academic    65
MUET Band 5
Cambridge English: Advanced/CEFR185 (Grade A)/C1
Cambridge English: Advanced/CEFR185 (Grade C)/C1
SPM English 1119    2A

Courses Units

You need to complete credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at

The core domains of Psychology are: Biological Psychology (which includes the areas of hormones and behaviour, brain function, and genetics), Cognitive Psychology (which includes the areas of attention, perception, learning, and language), Developmental Psychology (which includes the areas of lifespan development, and the social and cultural contexts of development), Individual Differences (which includes the areas of personality, intelligence, motivation, and mental health), Social Psychology (which includes the areas of attribution, attitudes, group processes and intergroup relations, and close relationships), and Research Methods (which includes the techniques for the systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of data to answer a certain question or solve a problem).

More Information

The Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology degree is a research higher degree. This research postgraduate programme equips graduates with advanced knowledge of research methods and the skills to independently conduct research in many areas of behavioural science. Students conduct original research which extends the frontiers of knowledge in a specialised area of Psychology. As a result of acquiring the abilities needed to undertake independent research graduates will also develop problem solving and critical thinking skills which can be applied in their future learning and work environments.

Completion of the programme allows students to become experts who are able to facilitate and contribute to the advancement of Psychology. This is a required qualification for people who wish to go onto a career as an academic or independent researcher in Psychology.

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