Master of Arts in Positive Psychology in Education

Special Features

Special Features

The programme is one of the first in Hong Kong to address the interplay between positive psychology and positive education.

Special Features

The programme is one of the first in Asia to provide training in positive psychology and positive education.

Special Features

The programme emphasises the integration of theory and practice.

Special Features

Our programme offers credit-bearing training on mental health first aid by qualified instructor(s). Students who complete the training module, which is subject to quota, can become qualified mental health first aiders, with a Certificate issued by the Mental Health Association of Hong Kong.

Please click here to download the programme introduction.

Bachelor degree holders, especially those who wish to build a career or pursue further studies in areas of psychology and education.

The programme comprises 24 credit points (cps), which can typically be earned within one year of full-time studies or two years of part-time studies. Students are required to complete 5 core courses and 3 elective courses for graduation. Each course carries 3 cps. The list of available courses is shown below:

  Credit points

Core courses


Elective courses 

Total 24


^ This is a cross-listed course with the Master of Social Sciences in Psychology (Schools and Community Settings) [MSocScP(SCS)] programme

The medium of instruction is English. 


Full-time students are expected to complete the programme in 1 year, while part-time students are expected to complete the programme in 2 years. Full-time students will attend 4 classes per week and part-time students will attend 2 classes per week, usually held on weekday evenings and Saturdays at the Tai Po Campus. Classes may also be held in Tseung Kwan O Study Centre / North Point Study Centre / Kowloon Tong Satellite Study Centre as decided by the University.

The tuition fee is HK$139,920 which is provisional and subject to adjustment. Tuition fees paid are normally not refundable or transferable. Extension fees will be charged to students who have to extend their studies beyond the normal duration (i.e. 1 year for full-time and 2 years for part-time).

Applicants should hold a recognised Bachelor’s degree.

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

  • IELTS 6.0; or
  • Grade C or above in GCSE / GCE OL English; or
  • A TOEFL score of 80 (internet-based test); or 
  • Band 6 in the Chinese Mainland’s College English Test (CET) (a total score of 430 or above and the test result should be valid within two years); or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.


The results of IELTS/TOEFL provided should be within two years (i.e., for the 2024/25 intake, the IELTS/TOEFL test must be obtained on or after 1 Jan 2022); and

The results of IELTS/TOEFL should be “taken in test centres” (i.e., tests taken online such as IELTS indicator/IELTS Online and TOEFL Home Editions are NOT accepted).

Please click here for details.