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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Psychology is the study of human’s behaviour, performance, and mental operations. It also refers to the application of the knowledge, which can be used to understand social phenomenon, treat mental health problems, and improve education, employment, and relationships, etc. The subject lies at the intersection of applied, educational, and theoretical science.
 
The objectives of this short course are (1) to introduce participants to the field of psychology; (2) to describe how various psychological approaches contribute to our understanding of everyday life settings; and (3) to apply the knowledge from these studies to our own personal and professional lives.
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Start 07 OCT 2020 (WED)
Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$2520
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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Start 04 NOV 2020 (WED)
Duration 6 months
Fee HK$7560

In the post-VUCA era, the majority of the workforce is from Generation Z while others are from different generations. In order to engage the Millennium at work and achieve organisational goals more effectively, It is necessary for leaders to understand the beliefs, values, personalities and behaviours of young employees. This understanding will help leaders to be more analytical and able to predict the responses of employees in different situations. Leaders will be more able to influence employees, create a positive and innovate working environment, solve difficult problems, promote team work and facilitate organisational changes.

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Duration 12 months
Fee HK$75,000

In the era of digital economy, executives should not only be professional in their functions but also know how to engage their people, including open communication, value people over task, team approach, accept ambiguity and facilitate staff's development. This programme will improve your knowledge and skill in coaching. But, more important is before coaching others, you need to learn how to coach yourself: be more humble, willing to listen, be active in listening. Through the approach of coaching-based leadership, you will understand how to enhance yourself, at the same time, improve performance through the development of your staff.

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Duration 12 months
Fee HK$72,000
This Postgraduate Diploma programme caters for the 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 21 SEP 2020 (MON)
Duration 1 year to 2 years
Fee HKD20,200 per instalment (Total 6 instalments in 2 years)

**Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change without prior notice.
This programme provides the basic knowledge of cognitive psychology, cognitive science and machine learning to individuals who want to pursue their further studies in the fields of psychology, cognitive science, quantitative psychology, data science, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, or other related disciplines in bachelor’s or postgraduate’s programmes at universities. 

(Note: This is an introductory level programme, so no programming background is required.)
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Start 08 AUG 2020 (SAT)
Duration 6 months
Fee HK$9,700

This programme is specially designed for those who are interested in acquiring knowledge in the key areas of counselling. The modules will provide students with a general understanding of the discipline and training in basic counselling skills.
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Start 06 OCT 2020 (TUE)
Duration 1 year
Fee HK$15,500
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 06 OCT 2020 (TUE)
Duration 1 year to 3 years
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.
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Start 06 OCT 2020 (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 06 OCT 2020 (TUE)
Duration 2 years to 5 years
Fee HK$50,000