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Master of Psychological Medicine (MPM)

Masters of Psychological Medicine is a 4-year clinical program under the Faculty of Medicine which provides psychiatric specialist training in Malaysia.


At the end of the course the candidate shall demonstrate:

  • thorough knowledge in the field of psychiatry and adequate knowledge in the psychiatric sub-specialties.
  • broad knowledge in the fields of psychopathology aspects of etiology, symptomatology, treatment and management.
  • ability to take a detailed history, and in carrying out physical and mental state examinations.
  • ability to conduct appropriate investigations.
  • leadership skills and cooperate with other staff like the clinical psychologist, medical social worker, occupational therapist and others.
  • good attitudes and a sense of responsibility while discussing with colleagues and while treating patients.
  • good skill in handling discussions and in communicating with patients or their family members.
  • capacity to continue acquiring current knowledge in psychiatry and in keeping abreast of latest developments in the field of medicine in general.
  • ability to undertake research activities in psychiatry.
  • ability to function as a psychiatrist who is efficient in raising the levels of expertise,
  • practice and mental health standard in the society.

To gain knowledge and skills to candidates in psychiatry, enabling candidates to function independently as safe and competent psychiatrists.
Career Opportunity
After completion of the course, a candidate shall be gazetted/credentialed under a consultant psychiatrist supervision to be certified as a clinical psychiatrist in Malaysia.
Course Structure

(1) The programme of study comprises three stages as follows:

(a) Stage I, in the first year of study comprising:

(i) clinical training in basic attitudes;

(ii) training in clinical skills and management in psychiatry;

(iii) training in basic sciences relevant to psychiatry and training in psychiatric management and

(iv) preparation of two case protocols in general psychiatry.

(b) Stage II, in the second and third year of study comprising:

(i) training in clinical psychiatry and rotational postings in psychiatric subspecialties;

(ii) preparation of case protocols for the number of cases which shall be determined by the department from time to time.

(c) Stage III, in the forth year of study comprising advanced training in psychiatry and completion of research project

(2) No candidate shall be permitted to proceed to Stage II of the programme study unless he has passed the Part I Examination.

(3) No candidate shall be permitted to proceed to Stage III of the programme study unless he has passed the Part II Examination.

Language Requirement

Foreign candidates who are their first degree is from a university where English is not the medium of instruction must have at least:

(1) A band 6 for IELTS; or

(2) A score of 550 paper based total or a score of 213 for computer-based total for TOEFL.

Without the language requirement above, the candidate must attend and pass the English Language Proficiency Programme (ELP) conducted by University of Malaya Centre for Continuing Education (UMCCed) at the level stipulated by the University.

Entry Requirement

(1) Entry qualifications

(a) The degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of the University or an equivalent medical qualification approved by the Senate; and

(b) At least one year of post-full registration clinical experience approved by the Senate.

(2) Other requirements

(a) Qualifies for registration as a medical practitioner under the Medical Act 1971 (Act 50) of Malaysia; and

(b) Satisfies the Department responsible for the candidate’s programme of study in an Entrance Evaluation recognised by the Faculty.

Intake Schedule
Once a year in month of June.
RM 35,508.00 (Local student)
RM 70,060.00 (International student)
(Fees above are subjected to amendment by the Management of University Malaya)
Last Update: January 10, 2018