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Social Sciences Psychology & Counselling

Advanced Certificate in Psychology

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

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Study mode
Start Date
10 Oct 2023 (Tue)
Next intake(s)
1 year to 3 years
Deadline on 25 Sep 2023 (Mon)
How to Apply

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%.


Application Code 2150-CS004A -

Days / Time
  • Tuesday, 6:45pm - 9:45pm
  • Thursday, 6:45pm - 9:45pm
  • Saturday, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

There are 6 modules in this programme:

Abnormal Psychology


Developmental Psychology


Introduction to Psychology


Organizational Behavior


Personality Psychology


Social 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:

  1. an associate degree, higher diploma or advanced diploma; or
  2. 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.

Application Fee

HK$150 (non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • HK$16500 (to be paid in 1 instalment)
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Advanced Certificate in Psychology
COURSE CODE 44K106098 FEES $16,500 ENQUIRY 2975-5865
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Advanced Certificate in Psychology

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [4])

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Enrolment 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:

             Ms Emma Ng
HKU SPACE, Unit 1109, 11/F, Fortress Tower,
250 King’s Road, North Point, H.K.
(Remarks: Application for the Advanced Certificate in Psychology)
* Application forms can be obtained from any HKU SPACE Learning Centres