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What will I learn?

The MSc in Work and Organizational Psychology Programme is offered and managed by the Department of Applied Psychology, Lingnan University. This full-time programme will begin in fall 2017. The normal duration for the programme is one year full time or two years part-time. The Programme focuses on the core elements of modern work and organizational psychology. Offers applied psychology courses including personnel psychology, organizational psychology, occupational health psychology, psychology of IT in the workplace, and interpersonal skills in organizations. It aims to prepares students for a career in managerial positions particularly in health care, trainers, human resource managers, organizational consultants, or further studies in the field. Graduates of this programme can apply for Registered Psychologist membership awarded by the Hong Kong Psychological Society (HKPS). Non-local graduates can be granted a one-year extension of visa to search for job.

The programme aims to:

  • provide an environment conducive to learning knowledge and skills in the areas of work and organizational psychology;
  • give exposure to contemporary theories and best practices in work and organizational psychology;
  • build a learning community that nurtures students, fosters interpersonal skills, and builds team spirit; and
  • develop a strategic perspective on work and organizational psychology in equipping organisations to thrive within complex and rapidly changing environments.

On completing the MSc programme in work and organizational psychology, students will be able to:

  • apply skills and knowledge for managing and developing people in the continuously changing work environment;
  • think critically in solving problems regarding the management of individual members and work teams;
  • make informed human resource decisions with reference to best practices, organisational constraints, and environmental demands; and
  • implement human resource strategies to support the development of quality of work life and occupational well-being of employees.

Career Prospects

Career Aims

The programme aims to prepare students for a career as managerial positions particularly in healthcare sectors, trainers, human resource managers, organizational consultant, or further studies in the field.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$155,000.00 (15,68,032) per year
Start date

January 2023, August 2023

Venue

Lingnan University

8 Castle Peak Road,

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree from a recognised tertiary institution; and An applicant whose degree is from a non-English-medium tertiary institution should obtain: IELTS: minimum acceptable score of 6.5 or TOEFL: minimum acceptable score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) or an equivalent score in a recognised test

For international students

To be eligible for entry into this programme, candidates should have:

1. A bachelor’s degree with a good record from a recognised tertiary institution (applicants with a non-psychology first degree have to complete a pre-entry course); or equivalent qualifications and experience, which will be considered on a case-by-case basis; and

2. An applicant whose degree or, exceptionally, an alternative qualification deemed equivalent is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or a score of 450 in the College English Test (CET) Band 6, or an equivalent score in a recognised test, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

3. Interviews may be conducted when needed.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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