Master of Applied Psychology

 

PROGRAMME CODE

54057-FT
54057-PT

MODE OF STUDY
Full-time
Part-time

NORMAL DURATION
1 year – FT
2 years - PT

CREDITS REQUIRED FOR AWARD 
30 

PROGRAMME LEADER
Dr Allen DORCAS

 


PROGRAMME AIM

This is a one-year Master's level programme for graduates with a psychology major who are looking for systematic training in the latest advances in assessment and practice methods applicable in various professional psychology settings.

The programme aims to provide a well-balanced foundation in functional competencies in areas of assessment, intervention and research. Over the study period, a solid identity as an applied psychologist with skills and knowledge in an academic/professional concentration will be built up.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES

The teaching faculty members from the departments of Applied Social Sciences and Rehabilitation Sciences have enjoyed a long history of being active in leadership roles in the Hong Kong Psychological Society and have received a number of successive multi-year and territory-wide research and consultancy projects of policy priority in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland. This background has made it possible for the development of a unique curriculum to include direct and innovative instructional strategies, and in some cases first-hand exposure to experimentation in large-scale successfully implemented programmes in education, health and social care.

Students are provided with academic and professional guidance to navigate through choices of professional concentrations, subjects and electives

 

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

A recognized Bachelor’s degree major in Psychology

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The programme is composed of Foundational competencies and Functional competencies. Core and elective subjects are grouped under two major study areas:

Foundational competencies

 

Core Subject

  • Foundational competencies

Functional competencies

Psychological assessment, research and evaluation competencies: Advanced Psychological Assessment (APA)

Core Subjects

  • Psychometric theory & scale construction
  • Advanced research methods: Mixed methods in research

Elective Subjects

  • Identification & assessment of high ability, gifted & talented children
  • Use & dissemination of psychological instrumentation in research & service context
  • Psycho-socio-educational program development & evaluation 

Psychological intervention competencies: Advanced Practice Methods (APM)

Elective Subjects

  • Cognitive behavioural intervention
  • Expressive Psychotherapy
  • Nurturing the gifted & talented: Instructional models & professional practices
  • Parenting & parent development
  • Managing practice in organizations & systems 

Knowledge and enterprising competencies

Core Subject

  • Cognitive neuroscience methods in applied settings

Elective Subject

  • Applied developmental science
  • Psychology of exceptional children

 

CAREER PROSPECTS

There is an increasing number of graduates with a major in psychology who have skills in assessment and practice, programme development, evaluation and research. These graduates are being employed in government-funded community programmes, education, customer relations and district councilor offices. This Master of Applied Psychology programme will provide the much needed formal academic and evidence-based training to graduates to perform at a higher level of competency.

Please watch out for any updates in the programme e-prospectus: www.polyu.edu.hk/study.

 

APPLICATION PERIOD AND SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

Prospective applicants can obtain the application material and submit online applications via Study@PolyU during the Application Period. 

Application Period 

http://www.polyu.edu.hk/study  > Postgraduate Programmes > Select a Programme 

Submit an Application 

http://www.polyu.edu.hk/study

 

ENQUIRY

Please contact Miss Helen CHOW at 2766 4314 or e-mail to Ms Florence LIU at sspg@polyu.edu.hk for enquiry of this programme.

 

DEFINITIVE PROGRAMME DOCUMENT 2014-15

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