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Entrance Year Sept 2024

Programme Code 54072

Stream Code

FT (Full-time)
PT (Part-time)

Mode of Study Mixed Mode

Normal Duration

1 year (Full-time)
2 years (Part-time)

Fund Type Self-Financed

Credits Required for Graduation


Initial Registration Credits

3 for local students
6 for non-local students

Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2024

Non-Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2024

Tuition Fees

HK$220,500 per programme (HK$7,350 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 LU HuiJing
BS, MPhil, PhD


  • Applications are considered on a 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.

Aims and Characteristics

The programme aims to provide students with solid knowledge of and skills in school and community psychology, with an emphasis on self-development, self-reflection and real-life applications. The focus is  school and community issues. Graduates develop a heightened awareness of the relationships between psychology and social needs in school and community settings and will develop a strong foundation in professional obligations, research skills, ethical issues and policy implications. The programme also aims to develop critical thinking in addition to skills in applied research and programme evaluation. Graduates will be equipped for careers in psychology, education or related community and human services and / or to pursue higher education in more specialised areas.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this programme will have the following:

  • knowledge, theories and concepts pertinent to understanding psychological processes, with a particular emphasis on those related to school and community;

  • advanced understanding of psychological topics and the competencies needed to work as informed leaders, supervisors, innovators and educators in school and community services and human service professions;

  • a good appreciation and understanding of the historical development of psychology, which has shaped contemporary human service practices and endeavours in different cultures;

  • a heightened awareness of the relationships between psychology and varying social needs, with knowledge of the uses of psychology to address major problems and critical issues in indigenous, national and global contexts, and in the area of youth services;

  • a sound foundation in the basic values and ethical stances relating to different psychological perspectives and professional obligations; and

  • preparation for life-long education through critical and creative thinking and independent reflection on their knowledge on the patterns and differences of psychological issues for life-long learning and continual professional development.

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