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The programme is designed to give students an understanding of the methodologies and issues in engaging the public in science. It aims to explore the role played by culture and media in science communication and discuss ways to deliver content and utilise technology and digital media to facilitate effective communication of science to different audiences.

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Start 11 NOV 2022 (FRI)
Duration 30 hours
Fee HK$7,500
Psychology is the study of human’s behaviour, performance, and mental operations. It also refers to the application of the knowledge, which can be used to understand social phenomenon, treat mental health problems, and improve education, employment, and relationships, etc. The subject lies at the intersection of applied, educational, and theoretical science.
 
The objectives of this short course are (1) to introduce participants to the field of psychology; (2) to describe how various psychological approaches contribute to our understanding of everyday life settings; and (3) to apply the knowledge from these studies to our own personal and professional lives.
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Start 06 OCT 2022 (THU)
Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$2520
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 commissioned by the Path of Democracy, which aims to train and develop young political leaders to meet the needs and unique political situation in Hong Kong.
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Start 03 SEP 2022 (SAT)
Duration about 10 months
Fee Course Fee : HK$29,500 per programme (excluding field trip expenses)

Scholarship for applicants who meet the criteria* and approved by Path of Democracy Sponsorship Committee may receive half-tuition scholarships

*(1) who have obtained their first degree within the last 5 years; or
*(2) who have special financial needs.
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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Start 02 NOV 2022 (WED)
Duration 6 months
Fee HK$7,800

In the post-VUCA era, the majority of the workforce is from Generation Z while others are from different generations. In order to engage the Millennium at work and achieve organisational goals more effectively, It is necessary for leaders to understand the beliefs, values, personalities and behaviours of young employees. This understanding will help leaders to be more analytical and able to predict the responses of employees in different situations. Leaders will be more able to influence employees, create a positive and innovate working environment, solve difficult problems, promote team work and facilitate organisational changes.

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Start To be advised
Duration 12 months
Fee HK$75,000

In the era of digital economy, executives should not only be professional in their functions but also know how to engage their people, including open communication, value people over task, team approach, accept ambiguity and facilitate staff's development. This programme will improve your knowledge and skill in coaching. But, more important is before coaching others, you need to learn how to coach yourself: be more humble, willing to listen, be active in listening. Through the approach of coaching-based leadership, you will understand how to enhance yourself, at the same time, improve performance through the development of your staff.

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Start To be advised
Duration 12 months
Fee HK$72,000
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.
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Start To be advised
Duration 1 month
Fee HK$7,000
The main objective of this programme is to introduce students to the dominant perspectives in media and cultural studies, and thus to help them develop the study of media and cultural institutions, ideologies and policies as part of social and economic reality. At the core of the programme is a set of selected scholarly readings that will provide students with an opportunity to review and criticise contesting theories and approaches to the understanding of media and cultural systems and contents in the academic field. The readings and class discussions will be synthesised through a number of presentations and written assignments.
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Start 12 SEP 2022 (MON)
Duration 36 hours
Fee HK$10,000
Through a combination of lectures, tutorials and student presentations, this programme enables students to define methodological terms, concepts, and processes in media and cultural studies. This helps students make critical judgments on researches commonly used in media and cultural industries, and to design and apply research methodologies to research on media messages, media production and consumption. The programme also aims to equip students with the independent research skills they will need to flourish in academic and vocational contexts, and to carry out basic research in order to produce a piece of academic writing.
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Start 12 SEP 2022 (MON)
Duration 36 hours
Fee HK$10,000
The Postgraduate Diploma in Media and Cultural Critique programm aims to develop students’ critical understanding of media and cultural institutions, ideologies and policies and their relationships with social and economic reality. This programme provides a grounding in the media and then visual, socio-cultural and economic content, and makes it possible for graduates to further study in media and cultural studies, creative industries, media management and advertising.

 

 
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Start 12 SEP 2022 (MON)
Duration 7 months
Fee HK$39,000
This programme aims to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become effective programme planners, and trainers in adult and vocational education institutions, teachers of post-secondary education colleges, as well as human development personnel in corporations and businesses.

This programme is suitable for Trainers in commerce, industry and public sectors; Teachers in vocational, technical, professional, community and adult education; Personnel involved in programme management, administration and human resources development. The course is open to applicants without prior teaching or training experience.
PT
Start 17 SEP 2022 (SAT)
Duration 14 months
Fee HK$43,000
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.

 
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Start 15 OCT 2022 (SAT)
Duration Around 9 months
Fee HK$19,500