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Master of Social Sciences in Applied Psychology (MAP)


In response to these developments, Lingnan University’s Department of Psychology will launch its new Master of Social Sciences in Applied Psychology (MAP) programme in September 2022.

The MAP will not only provide students with a broad foundation in the practical applications of psychology, but also enable them to lay the foundations for a more specific career, as they will have the option to pursue a Concentration in Counselling Psychology.

As Professor Padmore Adusei Amoah of Lingnan’s Department of Psychology explains, this is a conversion programme. “We can accept students from diverse backgrounds, with or without experience in psychology.”

MAP graduates can go on to enrol in professional programmes, such as those in clinical, educational, and industrial and organisational, psychology, as well as in counselling. Alternatively, they can apply to doctoral research programmes. They will also be eligible to join the Hong Kong Psychological Society (HKPS).


A chance to pursue personal interests

In this one year full-time or two years part-time, programme, a range of elective courses enable students to pursue their own specific interests. A number of these courses will cover topics not usually available on postgraduate psychology programmes in Hong Kong, such as sleep and health, positive gerontology, and consumer psychology. Furthermore, MAP students will get the chance to conduct their own research with the support of a supervisor.

As on many other Lingnan programmes, MAP faculty will draw on an international perspective to highlight with is happening globally in this field.

For students wishing to begin training for a specific career, the options open to them include a Concentration in Counselling Psychology. Despite the huge and growing demand for counsellors and clinical psychologists on the Mainland, very few universities in China offer relevant degrees, either at undergraduate or postgraduate levels. This type of expertise is certain to be increasingly sought after in the wider region, as well. 


Learn more about MAP programme

MAP Poster

MAP Pamphlet


Application for 2024/25 September intake is openning


(Deadline for Application: 14 June 2024)


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