Diploma in Psychology

Be a Psychology Assistant or Motivator

Intake starts in March, July, October


Full-time: 2.5 years

Programme Level


Awarding Institution

University of Cyberjaya Main Campus


March, July, October
Academic Calendar
Available to International and Domestic students.
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Is a Diploma in Psychology for You?

Do you have an interest in the field of psychology and want to learn how to comprehend human interactions, think critically, and empathise with others?


Our Diploma in Psychology programme is designed for graduates to become professionally trained in theories, knowledge, skills, and methods in psychology. The objective of this programme is to produce graduates who have a comprehensive understanding of the principles of the human mind and behaviour while being able to apply these principles in a variety of industries and scenarios. Students will explore diverse psychological theories, engage in practical research, and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills essential for a career in psychology.

Programme Pathway

Graduates of our Diploma in Psychology programme can pursue further studies and advance their qualifications by getting a Psychology degree. This pathway not only broadens their knowledge and expertise but also opens up more advanced career opportunities in the field of psychology.

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) 

Career Impact

Career Prospect

Graduates can find career opportunities in various organisations, including:

  • Psychology Assistant
  • Social Work Assistant
  • Motivator
  • Research Assistant
  • Welfare and Rehabilitation Officer
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Human Resource Development Personnel
  • Administrative Officer

*With further studies & advance training graduates will qualify to be a Certified Psychologist, Therapist, Professional Counselor, Consultant and Corporate Trainer.

Career Organisation

  • Welfare agencies
  • Rehabilitation centre
  • Community centre
  • Government organization
  • NGO’s organizations
  • Private sector companies

Course Structure

Course Description

The Diploma in Psychology is a 2.5-year (8 semesters) programme that prepares students to become professionally trained in theories, knowledge, skills, and methods in psychology. The curriculum is designed to provide a strong foundation in psychological concepts, research methodologies, and practical applications. Students will engage in both theoretical learning and hands-on experiences, ensuring they are well-prepared for their future careers

Year 1

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Lifespan Development
  • Communication and Persuasion
  • Ethics in Psychology
  • Personality
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • History And Theories of Psychology
  • Personal And Professional Development
  • Affective Domain

Year 2

  • Elementary Statistics
  • Motivations and Emotions
  • Child And Adolescent Development
  • Educational Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Cross Cultural Psychology
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Health Psychology

Year 3

  • Theories of Psychotherapy
  • Behaviour Modification and Intervention
  • Community Engagement

The Experience

Who is teaching?

Students are taught by experienced doctors, teachers, lecturers, researchers and clinicians employed by UoC.

The programme taught with the following methodologies:

  • Lectures and tutorials
  • Written assessments
  • Industrial training
  • Educational visits

On Campus Learning

Classes are held at Cyberjaya Campus with our state of the art facilities.
Virtual Tour of University Cyberjaya Campus

Off Campus Learning

Learning will also take place in real-world scenario where students are posted at the hospitals, clinics and sometimes industry.

Solve World Challenges

The University recognizes the importance of mental health and the need for more professionals in the field. Currently, there is only 1 Psychologist per 100,000 Malaysians, according to a News Straits Times source. Much lower than the recommended WHO ratio of 1 for every 10,000 people. At University of Cyberjaya, students are able to complete their Diploma in Psychology, Undergraduate as well as Postgraduate studies in Psychology studies, allowing them to have the most comprehensive coverage for knowledge related to the field. Students will also gain access to academics who are dedicated towards their profession as an educator as well as in the field of mental health. Our team of Psychology academics and students are one of the most active on campus – new students can look forward to being part of an engaging community.

Entry Requirement



Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia

Pass with 3 credits in any subjects and Pass in Mathematics and Science

Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia

Pass Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) or its equivalent with minimum Grade C in 1 subject and Pass Mathematics and Science at SPM level

Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia

Pass with Maqbul grade and pass in Mathematics and Science at SPM level


Pass with minimum Grade C in three (3) subjects and pass in Mathematics and Science

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

Pass with minimum Grade B in three (3) subjects and pass in Mathematics and Science

Other certificate (Level 3, MQF)

Pass with at least CGPA 2.00

Other Equivalent Qualification

Other relevant or equivalent qualification, experience and requirement acceptable by the Malaysian government and the University.

For International Students Only

Minimum IELTS scores of 4.0 or equivalent

How to Apply

Applications can be made using our Online Registration System.
Create Account
Create an account in Student System
Complete your documentations
Choose your programme
Upload your documents
Submit your application

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