Postgraduate Programmes in the Department of Counselling & Psychology


The Department currently offers three taught postgraduate programmes to fulfuill the demands from different level.

Master of Social Sciences in Psychology

Provide opportunities for non-psychology major graduates to pursue Master's level education in the field of professional psychology in Hong Kong and overseas
(Applications are open in May/June each year.)

Master of Social Sciences in Counselling Psychology

Create a distinct professional identity for Counselling Psychologists, and to contribution toward meeting the currently psychological needs within the community
(Applications are open in late November/early December each year.)

Master of Social Sciences in Play Therapy

The Master of Social Sciences in Play Therapy is a professional degree that qualifies graduates for becoming qualified play therapists.
(Applications are open in May and June for 2022-2023.)

Doctor of Psychology in Counselling Psychology

FIRST Doctoral degree in Counselling Psychology in Asia

Produce competent practitioners and researchers who can assume leadership positions within the professional community


MPhil/PhD in Psychology The MPhil/PhD Programme in Psychology is designed to train scholars or researchers who are solidly grounded in theoretical perspectives, highly original, and specialized in their chosen areas, yet conversant in a broader interdisciplinary network of knowledge.

For further details, please visit HKSYU Graduate School webpage.