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Master of Social Sciences (MSocSc) in Counselling

Faculty of Social Sciences

Study Mode Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

Tuition Fee HK$106,000/programme (plus HK$17,100 of practicum fee)

Cut Off Date 31 Jan 2019

Year of Entry 2019 September

Funding Nature Self-financed

Application Deadline Full-time: 31 Jan 2019
Part-time: 31 Jan 2019

Programme DirectorProf Petrus NG (Head, Department of Social Work), Dr Daniel YOUNG (Associate Professor, Department of Social Work)

Programme Office (852) 3411 7105 sowk@hkbu.edu.hk http://sowk.hkbu.edu.hk/inner_programme_mssyc.php  

Selection Process
  1. Qualified applicants will be interviewed to ensure their motivation and suitability for pursuing training in counselling.
  2. Application result will be reflected in the application status in the online application system.
Aims
  1. developing students' knowledge in understanding, analysing and researching the changing needs of people and the social cultural contexts within which these individuals develop; and
  2. equipping students with selected counselling theories and practice skills, with narrative therapy in particular.
Outcome Goals

Upon completion of the programme, students are expected to be able to:

  1. become self-directed learners, recognising personal needs, selecting preferred alternatives for themselves;
  2. become reflexive professionals in counselling, who are able to assess changing social needs, challenge the dominant discourse that is oppressing and disempowering people, particularly the powerless people;
  3. have a solid conceptual framework in understanding human diversity and needs;
  4. analyse the social dynamics and policies which affect the counselling needs of people;
  5. acquire knowledge of the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of selected counselling perspectives, and that of narrative therapy in particular;
  6. apply the selected counselling theories and practice skills in counselling with people in need and in different work settings;
  7. be "research literate" - and be able to criticise, use and promote research relevant to advancing students' counselling capacity and professional sensitivity.

Programme Structure

Units Requirement 30 units
Required Counselling Courses 12 units
Counselling Specialisation Courses 9 units
 Practicum 6 units
Counselling Elective Courses 3 units
Study Curriculum The study curriculum may change from time to time. Applicants may make reference to the programme website or the University Student Handbook 2018/19 for details of the list of courses.

Academic Qualification

Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or equivalent.


Language Proficiency Requirement

Proof of English proficiency is required for all applicants whose Bachelor’s/Master’s degrees are obtained from non-English medium institutions. These applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for English proficiency:

  1. an overall band score of 6.0 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  2. a score of 537 (paper-based test) or 74 (internet-based test) in TOEFL; or
  3. an equivalent score on a comparable test.

 

Others

  1. Preferably with relevant experience of working with people in related fields; and
  2. Some background knowledge in psychology, human development, guidance, and/or other related courses.
  1. The above information is for reference only and is subject to change without prior notice. Hong Kong Baptist University reserves the right of final decision and interpretation in case of any dispute.
     
  2. Please note that a non-refundable admission confirmation fee, including the first instalment of tuition fee plus other administrative fees must be paid upon acceptance of the admission offer.