Master of Arts in Educational Counselling - Admissions - Faculty of Education and Human Development, EdUHK


Postgraduate Programme

Master of Arts in Educational Counselling

  • Extensive training in the theory and practice of counselling
  • 80 hours of supervised counselling practicum
  • Innovative approaches and strategies to address the needs of students in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, and post-secondary institutions
  • Focus on the collaboration between school and community
  • Emphasis on the psychoeducational assessment and evaluation of counselling cases
  • An outreach model of learning; student practicum will be arranged in satellite counselling sites, such as Mong Kok Kai Fong Association Limited Chan Hing Social Service Centre, Wong Chuen King Student Development Centre of Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong, Carmel Divine Grace Foundation Secondary School, S.K.H. Tin Shui Wai Ling O Primary School, Chinese YMCA College, in collaboration with NGOs, and primary and secondary schools.


Professionals in education and social services sectors who wish to embark on specialised training in educational counselling. The programme aims to help participants establish their professional membership in professional counselling associations, finally leading to the status of certified counsellors.


The programme comprises 30 credit points (cps).

  Credit Points
Core Courses 

Specialist Courses

24 (4cps/course)


Practicum Training

6 (3cps/course)

Total 30


The medium of instruction is mainly English. Chinese is adopted as the language of instruction for practicum training.

Applicants should: 

  • Hold a recognised Bachelor’s degree
  • Preferably have some background in the fields of education or guidance and counselling, in either the school or community setting 
  • Meet the English proficiency requirements of the University.

Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview or a test.

Applicants whose entrance qualifications were obtained from an institution in a non-English speaking system should normally fulfil one of the following minimum English proficiency requirements:

  1. IELTS 6.0; or
  2. Grade C or above in GCSE/GCE OL English; or
  3. A TOEFL score of 80 (internet-based test) ; or
  4. Band 6 in the Chinese Mainland’s College English Test (CET) (a total score of no lower than 430 if the test was taken after June 2005); or
  5. Other equivalent qualifications.

Tuition Fee: HK$131,100 (Provisional and subject to adjustment)
The tuition fee is HK$4,370 per credit, which is provisional and subject to adjustment. Tuition fees paid are nornally not refundable or transferable.

You are welcome to apply the programme online here


The part-time study mode of this programme is under the Scholarship for Teachers (Pursuit of Master’s Degree Programmes) hosted by the Education Bureau. The Scholarship for Teachers (2019/20) is open for application from 20 May to 14 June 2019.

Please visit website of Education Bureau for further information.