Social Sciences Psychology & Counselling
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.
This programme caters to practitioners in various fields such as education, business, human resources, nursing, and public services etc. who are seeking to enhance personal and/or professional development. For degree holders in a discipline other than psychology, the Advanced Certificate programme will provide a good understanding of the discipline and better prepare them for studies at a more advanced level.
Upon completion of the Advanced Certificate in Psychology, students will be able to describe and explain major theoretical approaches in psychology. They are also expected to apply knowledge in psychology to different aspects of daily life such as understanding of oneself and others, work, and so on.
Based on personal merits and academic background, holders of the Advanced Certificate in Psychology may be eligible to apply for further studies in psychology.
In general, modules will be assessed by coursework and written examination with the minimum attendance requirement of 75%.
Days / Time
- Tuesday, 6:45pm - 9:45pm
- Thursday, 6:45pm - 9:45pm
- Saturday, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
There are 6 modules in this programme:
Introduction to Psychology
Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (normally 6:45p.m. - 9:45p.m.) and Saturday afternoons (normally 2:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.).
Applicants shall hold:
- an associate degree, higher diploma or advanced diploma; or
- an equivalent qualifications.
Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.
Applicants should be able to read & write in both English and Chinese.
*All applicants are subject to screening and final approval by the programme team.
HK$150 (non-refundable)Course Fee
- HK$16500 (to be paid in 1 instalment)
- The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
|Advanced Certificate in Psychology
|COURSE CODE 44K106098||FEES $16,500||ENQUIRY 2975-5865|
|Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
Advanced Certificate in Psychology
Application Form Download Application FormEnrolment 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: