Psychology & Counselling Programmes and Short Courses - HKU SPACE. Explore our list or programmes for part-time and full-time.
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Psychology & Counselling

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes. Psychologists try to describe, predict, and explain human behaviour and mental processes, as well as help change and improve the lives of people and the world in which they live. An understanding of psychology can be applied in many different fields, such as teaching, counselling, health and community services, marketing, management and training.

Counselling is a practice originated from humanistic and existential psychology, with counsellors/counselling psychologists seeking to improve clients’ well-being through a variety of means, the most important of which is the helping relationship.

The School currently offers a wide range of courses in psychology and counselling, from short courses to award-bearing courses. Each of these courses has been designed to cater to the diverse interests and learning needs of different individuals. All courses are taught by seasoned psychologists and practitioners in the field.

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Are we really free when we make consumer choices? How do the media influence the decisions that shoppers make? Why do people buy some products and not others?
 
This course explores how our thoughts, attitude, emotions, and perceptions influence how people make decision when they buy. It provides an opportunity to gain a better scientific understanding of cognitive, affective, and behavioral responses to products and services from a consumer perspective, including the influence of societal and ethical concerns.
 
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Start 19 NOV 2018 (MON)
Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$2500
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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Duration 6 months
Fee HK$7200
This Postgraduate Diploma programme caters for the in-service teachers, student teachers, therapists, social workers and health-related professionals, providing them with practical experience, systematic training and environment to the interested and qualified students to fulfill one quarter of the requirements to become a registered music therapist with the Australian Music Therapy Association.
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Duration 1.5 years
Fee HK$49,000
Edinburgh Napier University, UK
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 23 SEP 2019 (MON)
Duration 1 year to 2 years
Fee HKD11,120 plus GBP770 per installment (Total 6 installments in 2 years)

**Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change without prior notice.
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 MAR 2019 (MON)
Duration 9 months
Fee Course Fee: HK$12,500

Application Fee: HK$150 (non-refundable)
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.
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Start 09 APR 2019 (TUE)
Duration 1 year to 3 years
This programme is designed for those who are interested in acquiring knowledge in the key areas of counselling, as well as those seeking a new career in this specific field.
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Start 09 APR 2019 (TUE)
Duration 2 years to 5 years
Fee HK$50,000
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.
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Start 09 APR 2019 (TUE)
Duration 2 years to 5 years
Fee HK$50,000
This programme is designed for those who wish to apply life coaching skills in a variety of roles so that they can support the people they work with to achieve their life goals or for self-development. It is intended as a introductory as well as intermediate course for students to pursue continued development in area of life coaching.
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Start 03 JUN 2019 (MON)
Duration 7 months
Fee HK$18000
The programme aims to establish foundations for individuals who want to pursue their studies in the areas of psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, data science, etc. The programme presents students with an interdisciplinary approach and theories involving the study of the human mind. Students will learn about the challenges and complexity of the study of mind and how theories from psychology, philosophy, linguistics, and artificial intelligence can help us gain a better understanding of human cognition. Students will also learn about some of the processes of mind and the computational methods used to model these processes.
 
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Start 10 AUG 2019 (SAT)
Duration 25 weeks
Fee HK$8,700

Application Fee: HK150
本課程介紹音樂治療的基本知識、概念及技巧。為對這門學科有興趣之學員提供學習機會。課程內容涵蓋音樂治療理論及課堂應用兩部份。
授課形式包括課堂講授、技巧示範、個案研究、小組討論及模擬實習等。
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開課日期 待定
修業期 2.5個月至3個月