Master of Arts in Positive Psychology in Education (Subject to the University's final approval) - Admissions - Faculty of Education and Human Development, EdUHK

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Postgraduate Programme

Master of Arts in Positive Psychology in Education (Subject to the University's final approval)

  • The programme is one of the first in Hong Kong to address the interplay between positive psychology and positive education.
  • The programme is one of first in Asia to provide training in positive psychology and positive education.
  • The programme emphasises the integration of theory and practice.
  • On successful completion of the course “Youth Mental Health First Aid”, students become qualified Youth Mental Health First Aiders, with a Certificate in Youth Mental Health First Aid. The certificate is issued by the Mental Health Association of Hong Kong.

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 (out of 4) elective courses for graduation. Each course carries 3 cps. The list of available courses is shown below:

  Credit points

Core courses

  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Education
  • Positive Psychology Interventions
  • Positive Pedagogy and Effective Learning
  • Research Methods in Psychology
15
Elective courses (choose out of 3 courses)
  • Mindfulness in Education
  • Positive Parenting and Child Development
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid^
  • Capstone Project
9
Total 24


^This course is conducted in English for lectures with Chinese for practical components as appropriate

The medium of instruction is mainly English. Chinese is adopted as the language of instruction for some course activities, as appropriate.

The tuition fee is HK$126,000 which is provisional and subject to adjustment. Tuition fees paid are normally not refundable or transferable.
 

Applicants should hold a recognised Bachelor’s degree.

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:

  • IELTS 6.0; or
  • Grade C or above in GCSE / GCE OL English; or
  • 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.