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Advanced Certificate in Psychology

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Start Date
10 Apr 2018 (Tue)
1 year to 3 years

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.

It also caters to practitioners in various fields such as education, business, human resources, nursing, and public services etc. who are seeking to enhance personal and/or professional development. For degree holders in a discipline other than psychology, the Advanced Certificate programme will provide a good understanding of the discipline and better prepare them for studies at a more advanced level.



Lecture hours

Abnormal Psychology 異常心理學


Developmental Psychology 發展心理學


Introduction to Psychology 心理學導論


Organizational Behavior 組織行為學


Personality Psychology 性格心理學


Social Psychology 社會心理學


Note: 3-12 hours of tutorial sessions will be added to the lecture hours of the above modules.

              Applicants should be able to read & write in both English and Chinese.



In general, modules will be assessed by coursework and written examination with the minimum attendance requirement of 75%.

Based on personal merits and academic background, holders of the Advanced Certificate in Psychology may be eligible to apply for further studies in psychology.

Days / Time
  • Tuesday, 6:45pm - 9:45pm
  • Thursday, 6:45pm - 9:45pm
  • Saturday, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

There are 6 modules in this programme:

  1. Abnormal Psychology
  2. Developmental Psychology
  3. Introduction to Psychology
  4. Organizational Behavior
  5. Personality Psychology
  6. Social Psychology

Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (normally 6:45p.m. - 9:45p.m.; occasionally, tutorial classes will be held from 6:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.) and Saturday afternoons (normally 2:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.).

Applicants are expected to be holders of:

1) a recognized Bachelor's Degree in any discipline, or

2) an Associate Degree, Higher Diploma, Advanced Diploma or an equivalent sub-degree award.

*All applicants are subject to screening and final approval by the programme team.

Application Fee

HK$150 (non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • HK$15000 (to be paid in 1 instalment)

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Enrolment Method

Applicants should submit: i) a completed application form*, ii) copies of academic certificates, iii) a copy of HKID card or passport^, and iv) an application fee of HK$150 by crossed cheque (payable to “HKU SPACE”) to the following address:


Ms. Nicole Chan

HKU SPACE, Unit 1109, 11/F, Fortress Tower,

250 King’s Road, North Point, H.K.

           (Remarks: Application for the Advanced Certificate in Psychology)


* Application forms can be obtained from any HKU SPACE Learning Centres or download from

^ Applicants will be asked to present their HKID cards or passports for verification if applying in person at one of the HKU SPACE enrolment counters, or to attach a copy of their HKID cards or passports if applying by post.