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Associate in Applied Social Sciences (Psychology)
Programme Code: 8C111-PSY
Programme Leader: TAM Suet-yan 譚雪欣
Assistant Programme Leader: LO, On-ting 羅安庭

Admission Score for this programme (2016/17 Cohort): 11-20
Click here to view admission score (2016/17 Cohort) for all programmes.

   

What is this programme about?

Why this programme?

Articulation rate nearly 82% in 2016
Balanced base of social science knowledge with a specialism ...

Graduate sharing

I aspire to be a psychologist. The Associate in Applied Social Sciences (Psychology) programme, ...

Why this programme?

  • Articulation rate nearly 82% in 2016
  • Balanced base of social science knowledge with a specialism in psychology
  • Spectrum of articulation pathways besides psychology
  • Pool of elective subjects with high application value

 

This programme will equip you with a solid foundation in social science knowledge and get you acquainted with different fields of psychology – social psychology, personality psychology, and biological psychology – and their research methods. After graduation, you can pursue a career related to psychology or further studies in related disciplines.

What will I learn?

Curriculum Structure
You are required to take, in two years, 20 - 22 subjects in total, ...

Where will I go after HKCC?

Articulation Track Record of Graduates
More than 90 local and overseas bachelor's degree ...

What will I learn?

Curriculum Structure

 

You are required to take, in two years, 20 - 22 subjects in total, comprising 12 - 14 General Education Subjects and 8 Discipline-specific Subjects.

 

General Education Subjects

 

8 - 9 Compulsory Subjects

 

  • Chinese Communication for College Students@ OR Elementary Chinese~
  • Elementary Statistics
  • English for Academic Studies (Social Sciences) I
  • English for Academic Studies (Social Sciences) II
  • Hong Kong Society
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Practical English for College Students^
  • Self Understanding and Communication Skills
  • The Art of Reasoning

 

@Taught in Putonghua
~Students who are non-Chinese speakers, or whose Chinese standards are at junior secondary level or below are required to take this subject.
^Students with Level 3 or above in HKDSE English are exempted from taking this subject.

 

4 - 5 Elective Subjects*# (from the following cluster areas)

 

  • Community, Organisation and Globalisation
  • History, Cultures and World Views
  • Human Nature, Relations and Development
  • Language and Communication
  • Science, Technology and Environment

 

*Students with Level 3 or above in any one HKDSE subject (other than English) only need to take four General Education elective subjects.

 

For the full list of more than 50 General Education subjects, please click here.

 

Discipline-specific Subjects

 

7 Compulsory Subjects

 

  • Biological Psychology 
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Social Psychology
  • Statistics and Research Methods in Psychology

 

1 Elective Subject# (from the following subjects or from the discipline-specific compulsory subjects offered in the other programmes under the Associate Degree Scheme in Applied Social Sciences)

 

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Community Field Study
  • Globalisation and Development
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Human Behaviour and Social Environment
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Issues in Hong Kong Society
  • Policy, Welfare and Human Values
  • Popular Culture and Consumption
  • Practicum in Human Service Organisations
  • Social Welfare in Hong Kong
  • Working with Groups, Communities and Organisations
  • Working with Individuals and Families

 

#Offering of individual elective subjects is subject to resources and quota availability.

 
Intended Learning Outcomes
 
Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates will be able to achieve its intended learning outcomes. For details, please click here.
 

Where will I go after HKCC?

Articulation Track Record of Graduates

 

More than 90 local and overseas bachelor's degree programmes have admitted graduates from HKCC's Associate Degree Scheme in Applied Social Sciences. For the articulation track record of graduates, please click here.

 

Career Prospects

 

  • Customer Service Executive   
  • Psychological Services for Children or the Elderly
  • Public Relation Personnel or Assistant 
  • Teaching Assistant