Master of Applied Psychology
MODE OF STUDY
1 year – FT
2 years - PT
CREDITS REQUIRED FOR AWARD
Dr LU Hujiing
# This programme adopts multi-method approaches in teaching and learning such as online, classroom, skill laboratory, or blended learning.
This is a one-year Master's level programme for graduates with a psychology major who are looking for systematic training in the latest advances in assessment and practice methods applicable in various professional psychology settings.
The programme aims to provide a well-balanced foundation in functional competencies in areas of assessment, intervention and research. Over the study period, a solid identity as an applied psychologist with skills and knowledge in an academic/professional concentration will be built up.
The teaching faculty members from the departments of Applied Social Sciences and Rehabilitation Sciences have enjoyed a long history of being active in leadership roles in the Hong Kong Psychological Society and have received a number of successive multi-year and territory-wide research and consultancy projects of policy priority in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland. This background has made it possible for the development of a unique curriculum to include direct and innovative instructional strategies, and in some cases first-hand exposure to experimentation in large-scale successfully implemented programmes in education, health and social care.
Students are provided with academic and professional guidance to navigate through choices of professional concentrations, subjects and electives
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
A recognized Bachelor’s degree major in Psychology
The programme is composed of Foundational competencies and Functional competencies. Core and elective subjects are grouped under two major study areas:
- Foundational competencies
Psychological assessment, research and evaluation competencies: Advanced Psychological Assessment (APA)
- Psychometric theory & scale construction
- Advanced research methods: Mixed methods in research
- Identification & assessment of high ability, gifted & talented children
- Use & dissemination of psychological instrumentation in research & service context
- Psycho-socio-educational program development & evaluation
Psychological intervention competencies: Advanced Practice Methods (APM)
- Cognitive behavioural intervention
- Expressive Psychotherapy
- Nurturing the gifted & talented: Instructional models & professional practices
- Parenting & parent development
- Managing practice in organizations & systems
Knowledge and enterprising competencies
- Cognitive neuroscience methods in applied settings
- Applied developmental science
- Psychology of exceptional children
There is an increasing number of graduates with a major in psychology who have skills in assessment and practice, programme development, evaluation and research. These graduates are being employed in government-funded community programmes, education, customer relations and district councilor offices. This Master of Applied Psychology programme will provide the much needed formal academic and evidence-based training to graduates to perform at a higher level of competency.
Please watch out for any updates in the programme e-prospectus: www.polyu.edu.hk/study.
POTENTIAL PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
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.
APPLICATION PERIOD AND SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION
Prospective applicants can obtain the application material and submit online applications via Study@PolyU during the Application Period.
- Applications are considered on rolling basis.
- Qualified candidates will be notified of their results via the eAdmission System. Once all vacancies are filled, the remaining qualified applicants will be put on a waiting list. Early applications are strongly encouraged.
http://www.polyu.edu.hk/study > Postgraduate Programmes > Select a Programme
Submit an Application
Please contact Miss Helen CHOW at 2766 4314 or e-mail to Ms Florence LIU at email@example.com for enquiry of this programme.
PROGRAMME REQUIREMENT DOCUMENT