Associate of Social Science in Applied Psychology

Psychology is the study of the ways human think and behave. It plays an intricate part in our daily experiences. If you are interested in exploring how humans think, act, and interact with others, this programme is for you. Subjects in this programme will help you apply classroom learning into real-life situations. They aim at equipping you with the necessary qualifications and skills to continue your studies beyond the associate degree, preparing you as ideal candidates to a wide range of exciting professions in human health and services, education, business, human resources, sales and marketing or to do research in the field of psychology specializing in areas such as clinical, educational, industrial and organizational, counselling, sports, and forensic psychology.

 

FACULTY

Social Sciences

 

PROG. CODE

ASocScAP

 

CAMPUS

Kowloon City

 

QF LEVEL

4

DURATION

2 years

 

CREDIT POINTS

63 CPS 

 

AWARD TYPE

Associate Degree  

 

QR REF/
VALIDITY PERIOD

17/000301/L4
01/09/2020-31/08/2024

Admission, entry requirements and fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. How you apply will depend on your student type.
 

Programme Specific entry requirements

  • No programme specific entry requirements

General entry requirements

Fees

Application Fee

$150, waived for this year

Tuition Fee

Associate Degree Programmes

HK$1,800 per credit x
63 Credits required for Programme Completion
= HK$113,400

Associate of Social Science in Social Work

HK$2,600 per credit x 38 social work courses credit +
HK$1,800 per credit x 21 general Education credit +
HK$2,500 per credit x 15 fieldwork placement credit
= HK$174,100

Other Fees

A Graduation Fee of $400 will be charged upon enrolment in a programme.

Financial Assistance

Students enrolled in self-financing Bachelor/Associate Degree /Higher Diploma programmes are eligible to apply for financial assistance from the following sources:

  • Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (FASP)

Provides means-tested financial assistance to needy full-time students pursuing locally-accredited, self-financing post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to needy students so that no eligible students will be denied access to post-secondary education because of lack of means.

Enquiries:       2152 9000
Website:  https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/fasp/overview.htm

  • Non-means Tested Loan Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (NLSPS)

The NLSPS is used to complement the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) to provide loan(s) to eligible students to settle tuition fees of locally-accredited, self-financing full-time post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree.

Enquiries:        2150 6222
Website:          http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/eng/schemes/nls3.htm

  •  Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

Some of the AD programmes or course(s) in the AD programmes are included in the list of reimbursable courses for CEF purposes.


The CEF subsidizes students with learning aspirations to pursue continuing education and training courses without age limit. Eligible applicants enrolling on courses after 1 August 2022 will be reimbursed 80% of their fees on the first $10,000 and 60% on the second $15,000, subject to a maximum sum of HK$25,000 (whichever is the less), upon successful completion of a reimbursable programme/course(s).


Prior to 1 August 2022, the following condition will apply:


The CEF subsidizes students over 18 years of age with learning aspirations to pursue continuing education and training courses. Eligible applicants enrolling on courses between 1 April 2019 and 31 July 2022 will be reimbursed 80% of their fees on the first $10,000 and 60% on the second $10,000, subject to a maximum sum of HK$20,000 (whichever is the less), upon successful completion of a reimbursable programme/course(s).

Enquiries:        3142 2277
Website:          https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef/en/index.htm

Programme outcomes and structure

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs) are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this programme will be able to:

PILODescription
1. Analyse the major psychological concepts, theoretical perspectives, and empirical findings in human processes and behaviours;
2. Apply psychological approaches and use appropriate information technology in gathering and analyzing data, solving problems, and developing initiatives within various personal and professional settings;
3. Apply the knowledge of Social Science in personal, socio-political, cultural, and professional context;
4. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, on psychology related issues; and;
5. Relate the major ideas in arts and humanities, science and technology to psychology.



  • Introduction to psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Personality psychology
  • Applied psychology research methods workshop
  • Social psychology
  • Learning and cognition
  • Biological psychology
  • Abnormal psychology
  • Concepts and theories of counselling

To qualify for this award, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 63 credit points by satisfactory completion of the following core courses.

Course CodeCourse Name
Semester A, Year 1
CGE1000 (1500) English for Academic Studies A or B
CGE14111 Critical Thinking
DSS10401 Introduction to Psychology
DSS12210 Gender and Sexuality
DSS12211 Understanding Health and Ageing
Semester B, Year 1
DSS10621 Developmental Psychology
DSS10623 Social Psychology
DSS22232 Biological Psychology
DSS22234 Fundamentals in Research Methods
CGE General Education
Semester A, Year 2
CGE2002 English Professional Communication Skills for Social Science
DSS20162 Abnormal Psychology
DSS20670 Concepts and Theories of Counseling
DSS22222 Applied Psychology Research Methods Workshop
CGE General Education
Semester B, Year 2
CGE1200 Practical Chinese
CGE23216 Environment and Technology
DSS22223 Personality Psychology
DSS22227 Learning and Cognition
DSS22229 Criminal Offenders and Victims of Crime
DSS22235 Industrial and Organizational Behaviour

CGE General Education courses:

At least one subject to be chosen from Society and Organisations. At least one subject must be Level A2.

 

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  • Marketing research
  • Business and administration
  • Social service and social care
  • Health care
  • Counselling
  • Children and youth work
  • Education and training.

Queenie Kwan, 2020 cohort

Articulated into BSocSc in Psychology, University of Nottingham, UK

The Applied Psychology programme (AP) laid a solid foundation in my current study in UK. I learned to write laboratory report, analyze data with statistical software and cases from different perspectives. Apart from studies, AP provided me with opportunities to work with children with special education needs. This experience allowed me to better understand different mental disorders and enhanced my interest in Psychology. In addition, I received an award from UOWCHK to study abroad in the summer semester in US with my classmates. That was the first time I left home for more than a month. I wouldn’t believe I could handle challenges by myself and it was a good opportunity for me to communicate with foreigners in addition to strengthen the bonding with people around. I am thankful that AP/UOWCHK provided me with practical knowledge and valuable experience to continue my journey in UK.

 

Sally Lai, 2020 cohort 

Articulated into the BSocSc in Psychology, HKU.

The Applied Psychology programme (AP) has given me an alternative to articulate into university after DSE. AP also enhanced me to build a solid foundation to consolidate knowledge for the courses I am taking at HKU. Lecturers in AP are highly supportive and helpful. They gave us a lot of advice on study, non-Jupas application, and career path. They always stay behind after lectures to answer our questions and doubts or just have a friendly chat with us. If you are unclear about the concepts or study material, don’t be shy. Just reach out to your lecturers directly. They will definitely provide guidance to your further study. In addition, you will gain more exposure in a foreign country through the study abroad scheme provided by UOWCHK. So, I recommend this program to students who are interested in psychology and still seeking other opportunities to get into university. 

Nathan Wong, 2020 cohort

articulated into BSocSc in Social Work, CityU

The Applied Psychology programme (AP) allowed me to understand psychology from different perspectives. After studying the 2-year associate degree programme, I found that psychology is even more interesting than I originally thought and it has a broad application in our everyday life. AP also provided me with an internship opportunity to work in an NGO to offer hotline/internet counselling services. In addition, I received an award from UOWCHK to study abroad in the United States for the summer semester. These experiences are truly beneficial and helpful for my future studying pathways.

Any enquiries relating to the ASocScAP programme should be directed to the Programme Leader, Ms Rita Yeung.

Contact Us

Faculty of Social Sciences

Telephone: (852) 2707 3223
Fax: (852) 2707 3224
E-mail: uowchk-fss@uow.edu.au

Address: 1/F, Le Billionnaire, 46 Sa Po Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong

[Sung Wong Toi MTR Station Exit B3]

 

 

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