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Entrance Year Sept 2024

Programme Code 54047

Stream Code

FMH (Full-time)
PMH (Part-time)

Mode of Study Mixed Mode

Normal Duration

1.5 years (Full-time)
3 years (Part-time)

Fund Type Self-Financed

Credits Required for Graduation


Initial Registration Credits

3 for local students
6 for non-local students

Tuition Fees

HK$186,000 per programme (HK$6,200 per credit) for local and non-local students

Entry Scholarships are available. Please click here for details.

PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the scholarship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU's decision is final.

Programme Leaders

Dr Herman Lo


  • This programme is offered within the Postgraduate Scheme in Applied Social Sciences.

  • This programme adopts multi-method approaches in teaching and learning such as online, classroom, skill laboratory, or blended learning.
  • This programme admits students in alternate years.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

The overall aim of the programme is to prepare reflective social work and mental health practitioners via a mixed-mode programme of study which enables participants to develop specialised practice knowledge through an intellectually challenging experience.



This programme is specially designed for practising social workers, teachers, nurses and other mental health professionals. The specialism is offered on a mixed-mode basis, with the majority of subjects being taught in the evening. On completion of 21 credits (7 subjects), students can apply to graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma.


This programme provides students with a holistic and multidimensional perspective on understanding and working with individuals who are confronting mental health and mental illness issues. It embraces a humanistic and deep understanding of clients with mental problems. It also equips students with current knowledge of international trends in mental health practice. This enables them not only to gain knowledge and practice competence from prevalent clinical perspectives, but also to embrace a humanistic orientation to promote mental growth and mental health for individuals, families and communities.


During the course of study, students will be equipped with the knowledge that is needed to make integrative links between classroom learning and direct field practice.

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