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Social Sciences Psychology & Counselling

Advanced Diploma in Applied Social Sciences (Psychology)

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 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.


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-CS002A -

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

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Personality Psychology
  • Social Psychology

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 installments)
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Advanced Diploma in Applied Social Sciences (Psychology)
COURSE CODE 44F106073 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 (Psychology)

  • 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)