The International Psychology University (IPU) issues accredited PhD, D.Phil., D.Clin. (Psy), Masters, Honours degrees, graduates and postgraduates certificates and diplomas in various fields of psychology. The IPU is led by an International team of faculty from the different fields of psychology who serve as supervisors to adult undergraduate and graduate learners seeking professional certification and advanced degrees in psychology.
IPU subscribes to the belief that education in Psychology should be learner-centered and self-directed. We also encourage an intellectual setting in which disciplinary boundaries are easily crossed and collaborative learning is emphasized. Our approach derives from the most progressive thinkers in adult education internationally and we proudly take our place among other prominent graduate institutions founded on these principals. The Open University in the UK is one such example and, in the United States, The Union Institute and Graduate School, the Fielding Institute, the Saybrook Institute and the California Institute of Integral Studies are others, and the Intercultural Open University in the Netherlands. Today, IPU directed, innovative adult graduate education.
Our psychology programmes are accredited by the European Union Accreditation Council for Distance & Mix Modals Learning in Higher Education (EUACDM), the World Council for Psychotherapy (WCP); the International Society for Psychotherapy, Counseling & Psychiatry: Theory, Research & Clinical Practice (ISPCP), the Malaysian Association for Psychotherapy (MAP) and the Malaysian Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Association (MCBTA). IPU believes firmly that study is more an attitude than a system. That attitude puts the learner first and the institution second. It concentrates more on the needs of the learner than on the convenience of the institution. It encourages individual opportunity rather than uniform prescriptive learning, and it de-emphasizes time and space, in favor of competence and performance.
IPU encourages the “scholar-practitioner” model of study. In collaboration with a faculty supervisor, each learner creates an individualized curriculum of proficiency areas that are relevant to his or her chosen fields of specialization.
The individualized programs require a learner to assume a great deal of responsibility for their own learning process as the learner can then design course programmes with paces and interests that suit the needs of the student himself or herself. With clinical supervision, learners identify a topic areas and develop the necessary clinical skills needed to carry out their research and professional programs of study. They investigate important practical, clinical and socially relevant problems, disseminate their research and clinical results to professional audiences, and work with practitioners to implement and test their research and clinical findings.
Please find in “courses” the different programmes of psychology offered and if you are interested in pursuing research in a psychology field not represented on this list, please get in touch – we are open to new ways of thinking in different areas of psychology and are willing to work with you to develop a degree customized for your interests.