Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Psychology


Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology KPT/JPS (PA 15041) 11/28

The Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (PhD) at Lincoln University College degree provides rigorous research training to prepare graduates for careers in academia or research, as well as practice as a licensed clinical psychologist. Students are given extensive training in research methods and statistics to develop new scientific information on their own, and they are frequently asked to write a dissertation to demonstrate their research ability.

For successful completion of PhD candidate should publish minimum Four research articles in Scopus indexed journals, with Lincoln University College affiliation.

The program Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology will produce professionals who are eligible to:

  • Incorporate in-depth relevant knowledge, formulate, and conduct problems effectively through critical thinking skills in psychology practices.

  • Implement practical measures with interpersonal accuracy through effective communication in advanced psychology.

  • Adopt the digital and numeracy skills in managing scientific solution to complex problems in the field of psychology.

  • Utilize leadership, autonomy, and responsive skills effectively to personally undergo entrepreneurial work in psychological program.

  • Empower integrity through professionalism and ethics in psychology related research.

Obtaining a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology can lead to a plethora of new job prospects. Education, business, and mental health are just a few of the domains where psychology can be used. The aspirants can pursue prestigious positions as:
• Lecturer
• Researcher
• Clinical Psychologist
• Neuropsychologist
• Geropsychologist
• Rehabilitation Specialists
• Counseling and Educational Psychologists
• Industry Consultant

Full Time: Minimum- 36 months; Maximum- 48 months
Part Time: Minimum- 48 months; Maximum- 60 months

Sl.No. MQA Subject Code Subject Name Credits
1 PHDP 8013 Research Methodology 3
2 PHDP 8023 Computer Application 3
3 PHDP 803 Dissertation NA

Intake: Ongoing.

Entry Requirement:

  1. A Master's Degree in Psychology;
  2. OR
  3. Other relevant or equivalent qualifications, experience, and requirements accepted by the Lincoln University College Senate/competent authority in Malaysia.


  • There shall be no direct entry from Bachelor's Degree level to Doctoral Degree level.
  • However, candidates with Bachelor's Degree qualification, registered for Master's Degree programs may apply to convert their candidacy to Doctoral Degree programs.
  • Application of conversion must be done within one year after candidate registers for Master's Degree programs.
  • Application approval is subjected to:
  • having shown competency and capability in conducting research at Doctoral Degree level;
  • rigorous internal assessment by Lincoln University College; and
  • approval by the Lincoln University College Senate.

Duration : 36 Months.

University : Lincoln University College

Level : Ph.D.