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Social Work & Sociology

Many factors have made sociology and social work hot topics in Hong Kong, from an increase in antisocial behaviours, high-stress educational system, domestic violence, marital strife, political turmoil and elderly welfare. The School continuously seeks innovative programmes to address these concerns, including hospital play, career guidance, negotiation training, conflict management, social service management, adventure-based leadership, public administration and similar targeted programmes.

Social work is a people-oriented profession that seeks to affect positive change in the quality of life of vulnerable individuals, and to relieve social problems. The profession is closely involved with the work of other disciplines, such as education, medicine and criminal justice; therefore, this programme is highly recommended to practitioners in the fields of human welfare, education, health care and criminal justice.

Sociology let us explore how a harmonious and fair society can be built, also equipping students with social research techniques which can also be applied in both social work field and sociology field for the active improvement of society, through policy analysis and research.

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Applied psychology is the use of theory and findings in psychology to solve practical problems in important areas of the human environment, including education, health, the workplace, and so on. This programme is designed to help participants apply cutting-edge theory to real-world situations. It is made up of different registered psychologists and other related specialists to deliver a powerful curriculum that explores a range of human behaviors, including how to motivate individuals and organizations, how to assess and improve performance and how to pursue healthy lives.
Start 01 NOV 2017 (WED)
Duration 6 months
Fee HK$7200
Edinburgh Napier University, UK
This is a part-time degree programme offered locally by Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) in collaboration with HKU SPACE. It offers students an opportunity to study different social science disciplines such as psychology, sociology, cultural geography and politics, which enable them to develop a detailed understanding of, and the research skills to investigate, the social world, relationships within it and the social forces that act on us all. This knowledge and specialist skills will be particularly useful to employers across all sectors.
Start 24 SEP 2018 (MON)
Duration 1 year to 2 years
Fee HKD11,120 plus GBP770 per installment (Total 6 installments in 2 years)

**Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change without prior notice.
世界衛生組織 (World Health Organization) 預計臨近二零二零年,抑鬱症將會成為人類的第二大殺手。由此看來,我們的情緒健康實在不容忽視,而情緒健康又和我們的自尊感息息相關。
開課日期 2018年3月6日 (星期二)
修業期 6個星期
課程費用 HK$1,250
This programme is designed for those who are interested in acquiring knowledge in the key areas of counselling, as well as those seeking a new career in this specific field.
Start 10 APR 2018 (TUE)
Duration 2 years to 5 years
Fee HK$50,000
這項急救訓練,於2004年透過香港心理衛生會由澳洲引入香港,概念等同危機處理。當有緊急事故發生,曾受這訓練人士可在醫生或專業人士到達前,懂得如何處理精神狀態失常的人士。 本課程適合中學畢業或以上程度,能操粵語及因不同情況而有需要接觸情緒不穩者的專業人士。
開課日期 2017年11月4日 (星期六)
修業期 2個星期
課程費用 HK$1,900


開課日期 待定
修業期 3個星期
課程費用 HK$2,520
This challenging international programme is one of the world’s leading training programmes in corruption studies. It is beneficial to all practitioners and professionals in anti-corruption and law enforcement agencies, justice departments, regulatory bodies, accounting and legal professions, the public and private sectors as well as multi-national organisations who require the expertise to combat corruption within an organisation or within a country.
Start 06 NOV 2018 (TUE)
Duration 3 weeks
Fee HK$23,200 (or US$3,000)
This programme enables participants to study part of the wide range of modules available in Advanced Diploma in Applied Social Sciences programme.
Start To be advised
This programme is specially designed for those who are interested in acquiring knowledge in the key areas of counselling. The modules will provide students with a general understanding of the discipline and training in basic counselling skills.
Start 09 OCT 2018 (TUE)
Duration 1 year and 6 months
Fee HK$15,000
開課日期 2018年10月8日 (星期一)
修業期 9個月
課程費用 單元一:HK$2,950 (待定)
單元二:HK$6,520 (待定); 實習費用: 待定
This Advanced Diploma in Applied Social Sciences (Psychology) is designed for those who are interested in personal, academic, and/or career development in the field of psychology. The key areas to be introduced include: abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, organizational behavior, personality psychology and social psychology.
Start 10 APR 2018 (TUE)
Duration 2 years to 5 years
Fee HK$50,000