Social Work & Sociology Programmes and Short Courses - HKU SPACE. Explore our list or programmes for part-time and full-time.
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Social Work & Sociology

Many factors have made sociology and social work hot topics in Hong Kong, from an increase in 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 hospital play, career guidance, negotiation training, conflict management, social service management, adventure-based leadership, public administration and similar targeted programmes.

Social work is a people-oriented profession that seeks to affect positive change in the quality of life of vulnerable individuals, and to relieve social problems. The profession is closely involved with the work of other disciplines, such as education, medicine and criminal justice; therefore, this programme is highly recommended to practitioners in the fields of human welfare, education, health care and criminal justice.

Sociology let us explore how a harmonious and fair society can be built, also equipping students with social research techniques which can also be applied in both social work field and sociology field for the active improvement of society, through policy analysis and research.

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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 03 NOV 2021 (WED)
Duration 6 months
Fee HK$7560
Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
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 20 SEP 2021 (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.
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 05 OCT 2021 (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 05 OCT 2021 (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 05 OCT 2021 (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 05 OCT 2021 (TUE)
Duration 2 years to 5 years
Fee HK$50,000
This programme enables participants to study part of the wide range of modules available in Advanced Diploma in Applied Social Sciences programme.
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Start 05 OCT 2021 (TUE)
Fee HK$2500
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 01 DEC 2021 (WED)
Duration 8 months
Fee Course Fee: HK$12,500

工作坊旨在讓學員體驗園藝治療,從中了解園藝治療生命教育中的作用。學員會掌握園藝治療的技巧、操作與應用,並透過了解植物與生命的關係,喚起人重塑生命的價值,從而提升智慧、抗逆力和意志,助己助人。

 

工作坊亦有助舒緩師生、家長及上班一族的生活緊張(例如焦慮、恐懼和抑鬱等)將學習約11個治療處方,讓學員得以實踐生命影響生命。歡迎教師、社工及有興趣人士報讀

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開課日期 2021年9月26日 (星期日)
修業期 2 (共12小時)日
課程費用 HK$1,980
「全人教育」(Holistic Education) 能啟發學生熱愛生命、尊重他人及嚮往學習,以高階思維 (Higher Order Thinking)方法去思考人生價值和生存意義,在成長過程和體驗生活中培養出尊重、關懷和接納別人等正確觀念。

本課程協助家長、教師和社工了解「全人教育」的概念、理論和實踐方法,進而提昇兒童和青少年的多元智能及多種商數 Multiple Intelligences and Various Quotients (IQ, EQ , PQ, CQ, AQ  及  SQ),促進德智體群美靈的平衡發展,使孩子們成長、成功、成器及成才,擁有更大能耐去應付各類學習及專業需求和適應社會發展。
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開課日期 2021年9月27日 (星期一)
修業期 4個星期
課程費用 HK$1,200