Master of Arts in School and Community Psychology
MODE OF STUDY
1 year – FT
2 years - PT
CREDITS REQUIRED FOR AWARD
Prof. Sylvia Chen
The programme aims to provide students with solid knowledge and skills in school and community psychology with an emphasis on self-development, self-reflection and real-life applications and focusing on school and community issues. Graduates develop a heightened awareness of the relationships between psychology and social needs in school and community settings with a strong foundation in professional obligation, research skills, ethical issues and policy implications. The programme also aims to develop critical thinking as well as knowledge and skills in conducting applied research and programme evaluation. Graduates will be equipped to develop careers in psychology or education or related community and human services and/or to pursue higher
education in more specialised areas.
Graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the Hong Kong Psychological Society and the British Psychological Society*
* Subject to approval from the Hong Kong Psychological Society and the British Psychological Society for individual applications.
A Bachelor's degree in any discipline.
If the applicant is not a native speaker of the English language, or has not obtained a Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, he/she is expected to fulfil the following University minimum English language requirement for admission purpose:
- A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 or above for the internet-based test; or 550 or above for the paper-based test; OR
- An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Compulsory Subjects: 24 credits
APSS5044 Advanced Research Methods: Mixed Methods in Research
APSS5060 Advanced Cognitive Psychology
APSS5061 Advanced Developmental Psychology
APSS5062 Historical Foundations of Psychology
APSS5063 Advanced Physiological Psychology
APSS5064 Advanced Social Psychology
APSS5065 Advanced Studies in Personality and Individual Differences
APSS5066 Theoretical Perspectives in Community Psychology
Elective Subjects: 6 credits
APSS534 Advanced Practice Methods: Cognitive Behavioural
APSS5049 Nurturing the Gifted and Talented: Instructional Models and
APSS5055 Psychology of Exceptional Children@
APSS5057 Attentional Control and Social Adaptation@
APSS5067 Special Seminars in Community and School Psychology
APSS5068 Community Intervention
APSS5630 Theories and Models of Counselling
APSS5681 Assessment and Instructional Strategies for Children and
Youth with Specific Learning Disabilities@
Note: Students should choose at least 1 Elective Subject from those with
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
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.
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 Ms Freda LAU at 3400 3688 or e-mail to Ms Florence LIU at firstname.lastname@example.org for enquiry of this programme.