• Department of
    Counselling & Psychology
    We are currently the only department
    providing undergraduate training in counselling in Hong Kong
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About the Department

The Department of Counselling and Psychology is the first and only department of its kind in Hong Kong to offer counselling training at an undergraduate level. Its Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Counselling and Psychology is the only programme in Asia which uses the most updated knowledge on counselling and psychology to teach students. It emphasizes both learning and practice, and enables students to apply their experience in real-life situations.
Recenty the Department is offering: 1. Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Counselling and Psychology Programme
2. Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Psychology Programme
3. Master of Social Sciences in Counselling Psychology
4. Master of Philosophy in Psychology Programme
5. Doctor of Psychology in Counselling Psychology
6. Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology Programme

In 2007, approval was given by the Programme Validation and Review Committee (PVRC) of HKSYU to offer a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) programme in Psychology, the fourth of its kind to be offered in Hong Kong. The body of knowledge surrounding the study of Psychology is founded in systems, theories and empirical research. The programme therefore encompasses not only a study of the systems and theories of psychology, but also the protocols, ethics, skills and techniques of empirical research. It is designed to give students sufficient grounding in the core areas of Psychology to qualify them for direct entry into any career potentially open to Psychology graduates in both the private and the public sectors. For those aspiring to further their education upon graduation, this programme will qualify them for postgraduate training in Psychology in any accredited university.

Why Choose Us

Programme Features

The Programme is unique in Hong Kong and Asia. The subjects offered encompass latest developments in Counselling and Psychology. The learning of Counselling is based on a solid foundation of knowledge in Psychology. The provision of internship training enables students to acquire job experience and to apply what they have learnt to real-life situations. Undertaking the Research or Capstone Project allows students to truly experience an integration of theories and techniques in counselling and psychology.

The Programme offers a variety of psychology elective courses covering topics such as criminology, cyber behaviour and interpersonal relationship. It also emphasizes on the integration between theory and practice. We also provide a wide range of selection of psychology and counselling electives for students to develop their expertise in accordance with their career and developmental aspirations. Substantial emphasis is placed on the development of research competence for students to get familiarised with the statistical, theoretical, and practical aspects of research and experimentation.

Selected Courses

Three possible areas of concentration are suggested: School and SEN Counselling, Gerontological Counselling and Mental Health Counselling.

Four possible areas of concentration are suggested: Business Psychology, School Psychology, Health and General Counselling, and Research and Cognitive Science.

Programme Admissions

Please refer to the Admission Page for details of the admission requirements and application procedures.

Internship Opportunity

Internship is a compulsory course for Year 4 students in this programme. The duration is 22 weeks (2 days per week). Students will be supervised by a professional supervisor.

Research Internship is an elective course for Year 3 students in this programme. Total number of working hours is 150 hours (no more than 50 full days) and it lasts for two consecutive semesters. Students will be supervised by a university academic staff.

Career Prospects

Our graduates can join Professional Associations of Counselling & Psychology and seek employment in the fields of research or counselling. They can be counsellors in social welfare organizations, or school counsellors at institutions. Besides, they can also pursue further studies in Master of Social Sciences in Counselling Psychology Programme offered by our department, or local or overseas universities in various fields of Psychology, such as Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Educational Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Business Psychology, etc.

Our graduates can seek employment in the fields of research, administration, human resource management, teaching, banking, communications, public relations, customer services, and so forth. Besides, they can also pursue further studies in Master of Social Sciences in Counselling Psychology Programme offered by our department, or local or overseas universities in various fields of Psychology, such as Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Educational Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Business Psychology, etc.

Further Studies

Graduates can also pursue further studies in Master of Social Sciences in Counselling Psychology Programme offered by our department, or local or overseas universities in various fields of Psychology, such as Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Educational Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Business Psychology, etc.

Graduates can pursue further studies in Master of Social Sciences in Counselling Psychology Programme offered by our department, or local or overseas universities in various fields of Psychology, such as Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Educational Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Business Psychology, etc.

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Activities

Department students society worked with University's ffice of Student Affairs in the Roly Poly Day 2019.

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Student Achievements

Mr.Law Cheuk Yin Samuel, our fourth year student received the Distinguished Contribution Award of the SSCP Student Poster Competition at the Association for Psychological Science(APS) Convention in May 2019.