Associate of Social Science in Applied Psychology

This programme provides a sound foundation in psychology, covering various areas including biological psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology and abnormal psychology. Students also learn research and counseling methods. The programme introduces other related disciplines in which students may be interested, including sociology, culture studies and ethics. Students receive all-rounded training that enhances their articulation prospect in psychology or other social science degree programmes.

 

FACULTY

Social Sciences

 

PROG. CODE

ASocScAP

 

CAMPUS

Tai Wai

 

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

Programme Specific entry requirements

  • No programme specific entry requirements

General entry requirements

Fees

Application Fee

$150

Application fee is payable when applicants are invited for interviews.  Application fee can be paid by the following methods:
  1. By direct deposit at any branch of the Hang Seng Bank or ATM transfer (Bank Code: 024) (A/C number: 359-300001-004)
  2. OR
  3. By Octopus Card at the College Office

Tuition Fee

Associate Degree Programmes

HK$1,900 per credit x
63 Credits required for Programme Completion
= HK$119,700

Associate of Social Science in Social Work

HK$2,600 per credit x 38 social work courses credit +
HK$1,900 per credit x 21 general Education credit +
HK$2,500 per credit x 15 fieldwork placement credit
= HK$176,200

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
  • Social Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Concepts and Theories of Counselling
  • Personality Psychology
  • Learning and Cognition
  • Biological Psychology

(From 2024/25 and onwards)

Year 1 Semester A

CGE1000/1500              

English for Academic Studies A/B

CGE14411

Critical Thinking

CGE25411

Understanding Society

CGE13213

Information Technology: Application and Impact

DSS10401

Introduction to Psychology

Year 1 Semester B

CGE2002

English for Professional Communication in Social Sciences

CGE10413                      

Hong Kong Society

DSS10621

Developmental Psychology

DSS10623

Social Psychology

DSS22232

Biological Psychology

Year 2 Semester A

CGE26515

Understanding Contemporary China

DSS20401

Social Research

DSS20709

Culture and Identity

DSS20612

Abnormal Psychology

DSS20670

Concepts and Theories in Counselling

Year 2 Semester B

CGE1200

Practical Chinese

CGE13113

Understanding Statistics

CGE24411

Ethics and Society

DSS22223

Personality Psychology

DSS22227

Learning and Cognition

DSS20714

Trends and Transformation in World Affairs

 

60% graduates articulated to UGC-funded universities, including:

University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Psychology
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Psychology

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Science in Gerontology

The Education University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Psychology

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mental Health Nursing

City University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Criminology & Sociology
  • Psychologist assistant
  • Counselling assistant
  • Social worker assistant
  • Customer services assistant
  • Student development assistant
  • Research assistant

Miss Isabella Chan

(graduate of ASocScAP in 2023, articulated into BSocSc in HKU, Year 3)

The UOWCHK's Associate of Social Science in Applied Psychology programme allowed me to gain a strong foundation in psychology that has prepared me for my future studies and career. The programme stands out for its emphasis on practical training and experiential learning, which have equipped me with the necessary skills to succeed in the field. I would like to express our gratitude to UOWCHK for providing me with an exceptional education and various internship opportunities. I encourage others who are interested in pursuing psychology to consider UOWCHK for its excellent programme and supportive community.

Any enquiries relating to the ASocScAP programme should be directed to the Programme Leader, Mr Benny To.

Contact Us

Faculty of Social Sciences

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

Address: 3/F, 18 Che Kung Miu Road, Tai Wai, New Territories, Hong Kong
(accessible via MTR Tai Wai Station Exit B)

College Office

Telephone: (852) 2707 3111
Fax
: (852) 2707 3222
E-mail
uowchk-main@uow.edu.au

Address: 1/F, 18 Che Kung Miu Road, Tai Wai, New Territories, Hong Kong
(accessible via MTR Tai Wai Station Exit B)

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