Social Sciences are broad disciplines that examine factors in affecting individuals and theories in explaining issues of the society. It helps us explore many hot social issues in Hong Kong, such as antisocial behaviours, high-stress educational system, domestic violence, marital strife, political turmoil and elderly welfare. The School continuously seeks innovative programmes to address these concerns, including short courses in negotiation training, conflict management, adventure-based leadership, and similar targeted programmes are also extended to top-up Social Sciences degree in part-time mode.
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.
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.
Start 16 SEP 2024 (MON)
Duration 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.
The course aims to give participants an overview of the development of the funeral industry not just in Hong Kong but also in various parts of the world, emphasizing the global trend, challenges and issues faced by the industry, along with related opportunities in Hong Kong. Participants will be introduced to modern funeral concepts, the service-oriented philosophy, and the integration of technology, environment, and art to facilitate sustainable, modern funerals. In addition, the course aims to acquaint participants with the skills involved in communicating with the bereaved, not just covering the dos and don’ts in the process but allowing more idea exchange and discussion.
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.
With the COVID-19 outbreak, we have transformed into totally different lifestyles in “the New Normal”. This programme is a timely attempt to address the pressing concerns of people in surviving and finding optimal equilibrium states of psychological wellbeing in achieving the new work-life balance and wellness in the post-COVID recovery. It empowers individuals, especially parents and teachers and carers who are interested with new positioning and discoveries in the digital lives’ mode as manifested in remote working and other new paradigms. This new adventure enables students to discover their strengths and weaknesses, virtues, and vices, as well as their hopes and despairs among these circumstances with the application of psychological theories of resilience and adaptability.
Would you like to use the skills of counselling to advance your career? Would you like to learn more about yourself?
The Advanced Certificate in Counselling provides a comprehensive overview of the theories and techniques in counselling. We have supported many graduates of this course to pursue master’s degree in psychology/counselling in Hong Kong and overseas.
Some of the topics that you will learn in this course includes, 1) Introduction to Counselling, 2) Non-verbal and verbal communication skills in Counselling, 3) different approaches to counselling. The modules will provide you with a general understanding of the discipline and better prepare you for advanced studies in counselling and other related disciplines.
Would you like to be a psychologist? Would you like to learn more about yourself?
The Advanced Certificate in Psychology provides a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behaviours, We have supported many graduates of this course to pursue master's degree in psychology/counselling in Hong Kong and the rest of the world.
Some of the topics that you will learn in this course includes, 1) how people from different cultures react differently in negotiation, 2) how typical-developing children and children with learning difficulties learn differently, 3) the nature and definition of psychology. The modules will provide you with a general understanding of the discipline and better prepare you for advanced studies in psychology and other related disciplines.
This programme aims to provide students with a broad-based social sciences training for personal and career development, and a general understanding of the discipline of counselling / psychology and better prepare them for advanced studies in the related disciplines.
The Advanced Diploma in Applied Social Sciences consists of 2 streams, i.e. Counselling and Psychology. Students who choose the Counselling stream will be awarded an Advanced Diploma in Applied Social Sciences (Counselling) upon successful completion of the programme. Those who choose the Psychology stream will be awarded an Advanced Diploma in Applied Social Sciences (Psychology) upon successful completion of the programme.
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