School and Community Psychology, M.A. | The Hong Kong Polytechnic University | Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR)
12 months
26750 USD/year
23540 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The School and Community Psychology programme at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University aims to provide students with solid knowledge of and skills in school and community psychology, with an emphasis on self-development, self-reflection and real-life applications. 


The focus is  school and community issues. Graduates develop a heightened awareness of the relationships between psychology and social needs in school and community settings and will develop a strong foundation in professional obligations, research skills, ethical issues and policy implications. 

The School and Community Psychology programme also aims to develop critical thinking in addition to skills in applied research and programme evaluation. 

Graduates will be equipped for careers in psychology, education or related community and human services and / or to pursue higher education in more specialised areas. 

The programme is offered by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of this programme will have the following:

  • knowledge, theories and concepts pertinent to understanding psychological processes, with a particular emphasis on those related to school and community;
  • advanced understanding of psychological topics and the competencies needed to work as informed leaders, supervisors, innovators and educators in school and community services and human service professions;
  • a good appreciation and understanding of the historical development of psychology, which has shaped contemporary human service practices and endeavours in different cultures;
  • a heightened awareness of the relationships between psychology and varying social needs, with knowledge of the uses of psychology to address major problems and critical issues in indigenous, national and global contexts, and in the area of youth services;
  • a sound foundation in the basic values and ethical stances relating to different psychological perspectives and professional obligations; and
  • preparation for life-long education through critical and creative thinking and independent reflection on their knowledge on the patterns and differences of psychological issues for life-long learning and continual professional development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Cognitive Psychology
  • Advanced Developmental Psychology
  • Advanced Physiological Psychology
  • Advanced Research Methods: Mixed Methods in Research
  • Advanced Social Psychology
  • Advanced Studies in Personality and Individual Differences
  • Historical Foundations of Psychology
  • Theoretical Perspectives in Community Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications will be considered on the basis of the information (such as academic achievements, professional qualifications and work experience) provided in the application. 
  • You may be required to attend an interview and/or test.
  • Departments will consider applications on a rolling basis until places are filled.
  • Some programmes will receive applications in two rounds
  • A Bachelor's degree in any discipline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26750 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    23540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23540 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • HK$184,800 per programme (HK$6,160 per credit) for local students
  • HK$210,000 per programme (HK$7,000 per credit) for non-local students

Living costs for Hong Kong

13720 - 23419 HKD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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