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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.
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Start 06 NOV 2024 (WED)
Duration 6 months
Fee HK$8,600
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.
 
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Start 16 SEP 2024 (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.
The course aims to give participants an overview of the development of the funeral industry not just in Hong Kong but also in various parts of the world, emphasizing the global trend, challenges and issues faced by the industry, along with related opportunities in Hong Kong. Participants will be introduced to modern funeral concepts, the service-oriented philosophy, and the integration of technology, environment, and art to facilitate sustainable, modern funerals. In addition, the course aims to acquaint participants with the skills involved in communicating with the bereaved, not just covering the dos and don’ts in the process but allowing more idea exchange and discussion.
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Would you like to use the skills of counselling to advance your career? Would you like to learn more about yourself?

The Advanced Certificate in Counselling provides a comprehensive overview of the theories and techniques in counselling. We have supported many graduates of this course to pursue master’s degree in psychology/counselling in Hong Kong and overseas.

Some of the topics that you will learn in this course includes, 1) Introduction to Counselling, 2) Non-verbal and verbal communication skills in Counselling, 3) different approaches to counselling. The modules will provide you with a general understanding of the discipline and better prepare you for advanced studies in counselling and other related disciplines.
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Start 08 OCT 2024 (TUE)
Duration 1 year
Fee HK$19,800
Would you like to be a psychologist? Would you like to learn more about yourself?

The Advanced Certificate in Psychology provides a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behaviours, We have supported many graduates of this course to pursue master's degree in psychology/counselling in Hong Kong and the rest of the world.

Some of the topics that you will learn in this course includes, 1) how people from different cultures react differently in negotiation, 2) how typical-developing children and children with learning difficulties learn differently, 3) the nature and definition of psychology. The modules will provide you with a general understanding of the discipline and better prepare you for advanced studies in psychology and other related disciplines.
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Start 08 OCT 2024 (TUE)
Duration 1 year to 3 years
Fee HK$19800
This programme aims to provide students with a broad-based social sciences training for personal and career development, and  a general understanding of the discipline of counselling / psychology and better prepare them for advanced studies in the related disciplines.

The Advanced Diploma in Applied Social Sciences consists of 2 streams, i.e. Counselling and Psychology. Students who choose the Counselling stream will be awarded an Advanced Diploma in Applied Social Sciences (Counselling) upon successful completion of the programme. Those who choose the Psychology stream will be awarded an Advanced Diploma in Applied Social Sciences (Psychology) upon successful completion of the programme.
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Start 08 OCT 2024 (TUE)
Duration 2 years
Fee HK$54,600 (to be paid in 2 installments)
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.
 
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Start 04 DEC 2024 (WED)
Duration 8 months
Fee Course Fee: HK$13,800
這個課程旨在讓教育及幼兒工作者學習運用遊戲治療作為輔導方法,幫助孩童表達內心感受,並提升他們的自信。透過課程及小組討論,學員可以學習遊戲治療的知識,讓孩童在面對不同壓力時,透過不同技巧令孩童能夠表達自己。
 
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開課日期 2024年7月2日 (星期二)
修業期 15小時
課程費用 HK$2800
正向心理學近年對於「快樂之道」及「啟發潛能及改善心理素質」作出大量研究。
本課程重點講解此方面心理學之理念及研究結果,導師也會分享正向心理在生活和工作上之應用,以助參加者了解及發揮個人正面之心理素質,做個開心快樂人。
 
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開課日期 2024年7月8日 (星期一)
修業期 6個星期
課程費用 HK$1450
繪畫分析是輔導員常用的技巧。其用途廣泛,如建立關係、了解個案心理狀況、分析性格、表達及處理情緒等。
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開課日期 2024年7月13日 (星期六)
修業期 6個星期
課程費用 HK$2800