University of Nottingham Malaysia

Applied Psychology MPhil/PhD


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Qualification: MPhil/PhD
Fees: Malaysian – RM35,700 per year, Non-Malaysian – RM41,900 per year
Mode: MPhil: full-time 1-2 year, part-time 2-4 years/ PhD: full-time 3-4 years, part-time 6-8 years
Intake: February, April, June and September
Campus: Malaysia

Course overview

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.

Our current areas of research include:

  • 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

How to apply for MPhil/PhD

If you are interested in applying to do an MPhil or PhD with the Department of Applied Psychology we would recommend that you contact us and discuss your research project proposal with the relevant supervisor in the first instance. You can then visit our applications pages to find out how to apply.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

PhD: 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.

MPhil: An upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent) in a related discipline. Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard.

Applicants must have graduated from an approved university. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Entry requirements in the prospectus and website may not always apply and individual offers may vary.

Applicants must have graduated from an approved university

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 (no elements below 6.0)

TOEFL (iBT): 87 (minimum 20 in speaking and 19 in all other elements)
PTE (Academic): 71 (no less than 65 in each element)
MUET: Band 4
IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.




Find out about scholarships, financial assistance and specific research funding available to all malaysian and international students.


Department of Applied Psychology
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga,
43500 Semenyih,
Selangor Darul Ehsan
t:   +6 (03) 8924 8000  
f:   +6 (03) 8924 8005 
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