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The programme aims to meet the continuing education and professional development needs of people who are currently working in public relations or those who have aspirations in this area. The programme provides students with knowledge in practical public relations techniques and tools to achieve the corporate's branding goals and objectives.
Start 07 JAN 2019 (MON)
Duration 2 months
Fee HK$7,000
The programme aims to meet the continuing education and professional development needs of those who are currently working in public relations and/ or event management or those who have aspirations in these areas. The programme provides students with core event management concepts as well as knowledge in public relations and corporate branding. A broad and holistic view in event management will be given to students with practical public relations techniques and tools to achieve the corporate's branding goals and objectives. 
Start 07 JAN 2019 (MON)
Duration 4 months
Fee HK$13,000
In order to improve the quality of governance in Hong Kong, it is important to first improve the quality of the politicians. This executive programme is a specialized course developed and offered jointly by the Path of Democracy and HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE), which aims to train and develop young political leaders to meet the needs and unique political situation in Hong Kong.
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Duration 10 months
Fee HK$25,000
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.
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Duration 6 months
Fee HK$7200
London College of Communication, University of the Arts London
The MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice is a unique programme that explores contemporary media and communications alongside the cultural and creative industries. Work-place learning forms an integral part of this programme, suitable for media professionals or career conversion.

This programme, with its emphasis on transforming media and cultural practices, offers a broad approach that spans different sectors. It has been designed for postgraduate students considering a career in the media, culture or media arts industries, or those who want to work in research and education in these areas. 
Start 01 SEP 2019 (SUN)
Duration 16 months
Fee HK$130,500
The programme aims to develop the study of media and cultural institutions, ideologies and policies as part of social and economic reality. Its design has a specific rationale, beginning from a semester which aims to provide a comprehensive foundation in research methods and critical approaches to media and cultural studies, through another semester which provides a grounding in the media (including social media) and then visual and socio-cultural content, giving graduates the possibility of undergoing further study in media and cultural studies, communication studies, creative industries, arts and cultural management.
Start 01 FEB 2019 (FRI)
Duration 7 months
Fee HK$39,000
This Postgraduate Diploma programme caters for the in-service teachers, student teachers, therapists, social workers and health-related professionals, providing them with practical experience, systematic training and environment to the interested and qualified students to fulfill one quarter of the requirements to become a registered music therapist with the Australian Music Therapy Association.
Start 15 FEB 2019 (FRI)
Duration 1.5 years
Fee HK$49,000
This Postgraduate Certificate in Public Relations and Corporate Communication aims to equip students with updated knowledge and knowhow to analyse, plan, formulate and design practical and innovative solutions that help address the public relations, corporate communication and media relations challenges that organizations are facing nowadays. By influencing and building up mutual relationships with key stakeholders such as media, employees and community, the organization will effectively achieve their brand goals.

Start 04 MAY 2019 (SAT)
Duration Around 9 months
Fee HK$18,800
This programme aims to provide a broad-based education that prepares students to be digital media and broadcasting professionals who can incorporate various skills and practices across different media platforms such as television, the Internet and mobile phones. Students will learn to express their visions and visualise their ideas on screen through practical training on writing, directing, cinematography, sound and editing.
Start 04 MAY 2019 (SAT)
Duration Around 12 months
Fee HK$43,800
This programme allows potential leaders an opportunity to seek professional knowledge in the field of public order management, in particular for those whose first degree is not related to their profession. The programme specifically aims at providing both frontline practitioners and junior managers in law enforcement agencies or other service-related personnel working in the field of order maintenance and offender management with professional knowledge and skills in early identification and handling of vulnerable individuals and groups in the community, leadership in crisis management and analysis of current issues in law and order maintenance.
Start 04 MAY 2019 (SAT)
Duration 1 year
Fee HK$30,000