Master of Social Sciences in Organisational Psychology and Education Management




What will I learn?

The Master of Social Sciences in Organisational Psychology and Education Management is a one-year full-time or two-year part-time programme designed for students who want to advance their careers by acquiring in-depth knowledge in organisational psychology and education management. The OPEM Programme would appeal to local students and those from the region and beyond, who currently or aspire to assume leadership and policy-making roles in the education sector. OPEM graduates could follow a range of careers in education policy and administration in schools, tertiary institutes, government, NGOs, think tanks, as well as in the field of human resource management.

The OPEM programme offers students a rich experiential learning environment through interacting with leading scholars in the education management and applied psychology fields. Students will have access to a wide range of sector-specific expertise across the University, including Education Policy and Management, Organisational Psychology, Globalisation and International Development, as well as Comparative and International Social Policy. The Programme enables students to analyse policy and management issues from organisational, psychological, and international perspectives.

The OPEM Programme is an inter-disciplinary programme. It combines advanced training in education management and organisational psychology with a capstone project based upon students selected organizations. The Programme provides opportunities for students to interact with practitioners from education and psychology sectors to reflect upon management issues. Building upon the strong research in organisational psychology and education management in Lingnan University, students' learning will be enhanced through active participation in the research activities organised by Division of Graduate Studies, Department of Applied Psychology, and different research centres. The OPEM Programme consists of 30 credits which normally takes 1 year of full-time or 2 years of part-time studies to complete. The Programme provides core courses, capstone project, and conferences at our esteemed regional and international partner organisations.

The OPEM programme aims to:
- Equip students with a broad knowledge, understanding of organisational psychology in education management (e.g. The role of leadership in school settings)
- Nurture students to become critical thinkers and problem solvers who could tackle issues in education management with a holistic approach
- Offer a wide range of experiential learning opportunities for critical analysis and perform reflective practice review of educational management in a wider policy context
- Conduct contemporary policy analysis and organisational research in education setting through engagements with practitioners and the wider policy community

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$150,000.00 (15,91,444) per year
Application deadline

Expected June 2024

More details

Start date

Expected January 2024


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:

  1. applicants should have a bachelor’s degree with first or second class honours from a recognised tertiary institution*; and
  2. applicants whose degree is from a non-English-medium tertiary institution should have a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or 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), or an equivalent score in a recognised test*.

* Equivalent qualifications and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis

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


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