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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
10 Oct 2023 (Tue)
Next intake(s)
2 years to 5 years
Course Fee
Deadline on 01 Sep 2023 (Fri)
How to Apply

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 2150-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$53,000 (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 $53,000 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])

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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. 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)