What will I learn?

Special Features

Unique master’s degree programme in Psychology designed for non-psychology degree holders and concentrated on schools and community settings

Excellent education in psychological principles, application, and research training

Bridging course offered to participants without prior training in psychology

Recognition of prior learning

Gateway to careers and further study in the field of psychology such as

  • Master / PhD in Clinical Psychology
  • Master / PhD in Educational Psychology
  • MPhil / PhD in Psychology
  • Master / PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Participants

Non-psychology degree holders, especially educators or other community workers, who wish to embark on a path to professional training and career development in psychology.

Programme Structure

Bridging Course

  • Basic Principles of Psychology

Core Courses

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Human Development across the Lifespan
  • Personality Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychological Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Statistical Methods in Psychological Studies

Elective Courses (students are required to take 12 cps)

  • Educational Psychology (3cps)
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills (3cps)
  • Learning Theories & Processes (3cps)
  • Research Project in Psychological Studies (6cps)
  • Stress and Coping (3cps)

Study Venue and Time

Students taking the programme full-time are expected to complete the programme in 1.5 years (students may apply to join a 1-year fast track option), while those studying in part-time are expected to complete the programme in 2 years. Full-time students will attend an average of 3 - 4 classes per week, usually held on weekday evenings and Saturdays at the Tai Po Campus. Classes may also be held on weekday or weekend at the Tai Po Campus and/ or the Tseung Kwan O Study Centre and/ or the Kowloon Tong Satellite Study Centre, and/ or the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) Building in Kowloon Tong.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education and Human Development

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$135,000.00 (US$ 17,356) per year
HK $3,750 per credit, which is provisional and subject to adjustment. (For those required to take the bridging course, the tuition fee is HK$146,250)
Application deadline

Expected May 2022

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Kowloon Tong Satellite Study Centre

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$135,000.00 (US$ 17,356) per year
HK $3,750 per credit, which is provisional and subject to adjustment. (For those required to take the bridging course, the tuition fee is HK$146,250)
Application deadline

Expected May 2022

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Tseung Kwan O Study Centre

No.1, King Yin Lane,

Tseung Kwan O,

Sai Kung, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should normally hold a Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university. English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 with no subtest lower than 6.0; or TOEFL 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (internet-based test); or Other equivalent qualifications.

For international students

Applicants should hold a recognised Bachelor’s degree and preferably have introductory psychology training at a recognised tertiary institution. Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview / a test.

Applicants whose entrance qualifications were obtained from an institution in a non-English speaking system should fulfil one of the following minimum English proficiency requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0; or
  • Grade C or above in GCSE/ GCE OL English; or
  • A TOEFL score 80 (internet-based test); or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.

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

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