Counselling Psychology

Hong Kong Shue Yan University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
309 USD/credit
309 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Social Sciences in Counselling Psychology from Hong Kong Shue Yan University is a professional degree that qualifies graduates for registration with professional associations.


 The Master of Social Sciences in Counselling Psychology from Hong Kong Shue Yan University is designed to create a distinct professional identity for Counselling Psychologists, and to contribution toward meeting the currently psychological needs within the community. ​​​​​​


Graduates from Clinical Psychology tend to deal with more severely disturbed patients, and in fact are trained to work in psychiatric settings. However, graduates in Counselling Psychology work with healthier and less pathological clients, and usually conduct more career and vocational counselling.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Research Methods in Counselling Psychology
  • Assessment and Evaluation for Counselling Psychology 
  • Professional Practice and Ethical Issues in Counselling Psychology
  • Cultural and Individual Diversity

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English


63 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application shall consist of the following documents:
  • Application form
  •  A Photocopy of HKID Card/Passport
  • An application fee of HK$200
  • Photocopies of degree certificates
  • Official transcripts from post-secondary institutions/universities attended 
  • (Transcript Request Form (pdf version/ doc version) - Please also send this form to your appropriate officer of institution from which the transcript is requested. SYU graduates need not request transcripts from the Registry, copies of past results will suffice)
  •  A photocopy of each professional qualification obtained as stated on the application form
  • 2 signed and sealed Referee Reports (pdf version/ doc version)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    309 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 309 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    309 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 309 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

HKD 151,200 (HKD 2,400 per credits)


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Counselling Psychology
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