Master of Social Sciences in Psychology (Schools and Community Settings) - Admissions - Faculty of Education and Human Development, EdUHK


Postgraduate Programme

Master of Social Sciences in Psychology (Schools and Community Settings)

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  • Unique Master’s degree programme in Psychology designed for non-psychology degree holders and concentrated on schools and community settings
  • Excellent education in psychological principles, application, and research training
  • Online bridging course for participants with no prior training in psychology
  • Recognition of prior learning
  • Gateway to careers and further studies in the fields of psychology and education such as
    • Master of Social Sciences / PhD in Clinical Psychology
    • Master of Social Sciences / PhD in Educational Psychology
    • MPhil / PhD in Psychology
    • Master of Social Sciences / PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    • Doctor of Education
  • Pathway to apply for membership of the Hong Kong Psychological Society and the British Psychological Society *

*   Subject to approval from the Hong Kong or British Psychological Societies for individual applications.

Non-psychology degree holders, especially educators or other community workers, who wish to embark on a path to professional training and career development in psychology.

Bridging Course*
Core Courses

Elective Courses (Students are required to take 12 cps)

Total 36

*Applicants with a recognised Bachelor’s degree who had not previously completed a course of Introductory Psychology (or equivalent) offered by a recognized university or institution must complete this bridging course before taking other courses in the programme. The credit points earned upon completion of this course will not count towards the total credit points of the programme.

The medium of instruction and assessment 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 on weekday or weekend at the Tai Po Campus, the Tseung Kwan O Study Centre or the Kowloon Tong Satellite Study Centre.

Applicants should hold a recognised Bachelor’s degree and preferably have introductory psychology training at a recognised tertiary institution. Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview/take a test.

Applicants whose entrance qualifications were obtained from an institution in a non-English speaking system should 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 80 (internet-based test); or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.

Tuition Fee: HK$144,000 (Provisional and subject to adjustment)
The tuition fee is HK$4,000 per credit, which is provisional and subject to adjustment. Tuition fees paid are normally not refundable or transferable.
(For those required to take the bridging course, the tuition fee is HK$156,000)



This programme is under "The Scholarship for Teachers (Pursuit of Master's Degree Programmes)" hosted by the Education Bureau. The Scholarship is open for application from 20 May to 14 June 2019.

For further information, please visit Education Bureau's website.


 After working as a frontline teacher, I wanted to study psychology to gain a deeper understanding of how our brains learn and to examine ways of increasing our ability to comprehend and retain knowledge. This programme has equipped me with a well-rounded background knowledge of psychology as well as research skills to pursue professional training in educational psychology.

Miss Elaine Tang
Educational Psychologist
Alumna of MSocScP(SCS)