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Social Sciences are broad disciplines that examine factors in affecting individuals and theories in explaining issues of the society. It helps us explore many hot social issues in Hong Kong, such as 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 short courses in negotiation training, conflict management, adventure-based leadership, and similar targeted programmes are also extended to top-up Social Sciences degree in part-time mode.

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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 02 NOV 2022 (WED)
Duration 6 months
Fee HK$7,800
Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
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 19 SEP 2022 (MON)
Duration 2 years
Fee HKD20,200 per instalment (Total 6 instalments in 2 years)

**Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change without prior notice.
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 11 OCT 2022 (TUE)
Duration 1 year
Fee HK$16,000
The Advanced Certificate in Psychology is a part-time study programme primarily designed for those who are interested to acquire foundation knowledge in some key areas of psychology, including social psychology, developmental psychology, abnormal psychology, organizational behavior and personality psychology. The modules will provide students with a general understanding of the discipline and better prepare them for advanced studies in psychology and other related disciplines.
Start 11 OCT 2022 (TUE)
Duration 1 year to 3 years
This part-time programme provides students with a broad-based social science training and an understanding of counselling. It prepares students for advanced studies in counselling and other related disciplines.
Start 11 OCT 2022 (TUE)
Duration 2 years to 5 years
Fee HK$51,500
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 11 OCT 2022 (TUE)
Duration 2 years to 5 years
Fee HK$51,500
The Certificate in Positive Psychology programme provides an introduction to the core concepts and fundamental principles of positive psychology, including its philosophical approach and its practical applications. Throughout the programme, students explore the research and practice that make up the foundation of positive psychology. The implementation of positive psychology based exercises may contribute to positive mental wellness, increasing psychological assets and resourcefulness.
Start 07 DEC 2022 (WED)
Duration 8 months
Fee Course Fee: HK$12,500

動機式訪談法 (Motivational Interviewing ; 簡稱MI) 是目前具實證的輔導方法之一。透過系統性的晤談方法,引導案主解決有關改變的矛盾心態,消除抗拒改變的因素,並促進自我探索及提升內在改變動機,幫助案主做出積極的、正向的改變。 

開課日期 2022年9月1日 (星期四)
修業期 6個星期
課程費用 HK$1850
開課日期 2022年9月7日 (星期三)
修業期 6個星期
課程費用 HK$2700
This course provides basic theories and practice in counselling. Students will learn communication and interpersonal skills, ethical issues in counselling, developmental issues, basic counselling micro-skills, assessment and therapeutic approaches in counselling.
Start 14 SEP 2022 (WED)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,350