1 year (Full-time)
2 years (Part-time)
3 for local students
6 for non-local students
For local students
HK$172,500 per programme
(Taught subject: HK$5,350 per credit; Foundational Competencies: HK$7,350 per credit)
For non-local students
HK$210,300 per programme
(Taught subject: HK$6,550 per credit; Foundational Competencies: HK$8,850 per credit)
Dr Lu Huijing
PhD (CUHK), MPhil (Peking University), BSc (Peking University)
Dr Herrick Wong
DEd (CUHK), MPhil (HK PolyU), BSc (University of Alberta)
The specialism in the Master of Applied Psychology programme targets in-service teachers, teaching support personnel, social workers, and related health-care professionals who aspire to support individuals with diverse learning needs. It aims to develop expertise in providing evidence-based support to individuals with diverse learning needs in school and community settings. The programme has the following specific objectives:
In principle, the requirements for becoming a Registered Psychologist in Hong Kong are: (1) be a member of the Hong Kong Psychological Society (HKPS), (2) possess a Master's degree in Psychology, and (3) have a minimum of one year of post-master's relevant working experience. It should be noted that this programme is designed to help students in meeting the second requirement.
On successful completion of the programme, students with a membership of HKPS may consider applying for registration upon obtaining at least one year of post-qualification experience in a discipline of psychology deemed acceptable by the HKPS. The final decision on registration is still maintained by the HKPS. All psychologists on the register must observe the Code of Professional Conduct maintained by the HKPS.
MAP Common Core Subjects (9 credits)
DLN Specialism Core Subjects (15 credits)
Elective Subjects (Any 2 subjects, 6 credits)
If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.
Interviews may be required.
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