Advanced Diploma in Applied Social Sciences (Counselling) (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Psychology & Counselling, Social Sciences courses
Class arrangement during COVID-19

The COVID-19 situation may still be fluid and constantly affect class arrangements in the coming months. The health and safety of our students will always be our top priority. To ensure that students’ academic progress is not affected, the School may substitute face-to-face classes with online teaching if necessary in the event that face to-face classes cannot be held. Our respective Programme Teams will contact the students concerned with details of such arrangements as necessary.

Close special announcement
Main content start

Social Sciences Psychology & Counselling

Advanced Diploma in Applied Social Sciences (Counselling)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
11 Oct 2022 (Tue)
Next intake(s)
2 years to 5 years
Course Fee
How to Apply
Deadline on 01 Sep 2022 (Thu)

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.

Students will need to study 7 core social sciences modules and the specialism modules of the chosen stream. 

Articulation arrangements with a number of overseas universities have been established. Students may be eligible to apply for further studies to the part-time top-up degree programme, Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences)*, Edinburgh Napier University.

* This is an exempted course under the Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.

Application Code 2050-CS015A -

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

Core Social Sciences Modules

  • Academic English for Social Sciences Students (I) 
  • Academic English for Social Sciences Students (II)
  • Hong Kong Society
  • Introduction to Psychology  
  • Introduction to Social Research Methods 
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • The Art of Reasoning  

Specialism Modules

  • Alternative Approaches to Counselling
  • Developmental Psychology 
  • Introduction to Counselling 
  • Micro-skills in Counselling 
  • Self-understanding and Communication Skills


Applicants shall:

(a)    have gained in the HKDSE Examination Level 2 in five subjects including English Language, Chinese Language, Mathematics, Liberal Studies and 1 elective subject; and have 3 years of working experience; or 

(b)    have gained in the HKCEE Grade E in 3 subjects and Level 2 in Chinese Language and English Language; and have 3 years of work experience; or

(c)    have gained in the HKALE Grade E in 1 AL subject or 2 AS subjects; or

(d)    be aged at least 25 years and with 3 years of work experience.

Applicants should have good command of reading and written English and Chinese. 

Application Fee

HK$150 non-refundable

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$51,500 (to be paid in 2 instalments)
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Advanced Diploma in Applied Social Sciences (Counselling)
COURSE CODE 44F106065 FEES $51,500 ENQUIRY 2975-5865
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Advanced Diploma in Applied Social Sciences (Counselling)

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [4])

Application Form Download Application Form

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. Emma Ng
HKU SPACE, 11/F, Fortress Tower,
250 King’s Road,  North Point, H.K.
(Remarks: Application for Advanced Diploma in Applied Social Sciences)