Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology and Counselling is a broad-ranging programme which covers the main areas of Psychology and Counselling and allows students to specialise in topics which reflet their career aspirations. The study of psychology and counselling not only develops key personal skills, but helps students to formulate, evaluate and recommend solutions to related problems. It will also develop understanding of the conceptual basis of the subject and its application to the procedures and practices of psychology and counselling.
To provide an academically rigorous Programme that is relevant to applications of Counselling. Students have the opportunity to acquire practical skills and sound theoretical principles in the practice of Counselling.
To promote transferable skills to equip graduates for diverse careers, particularly those in the ‘caring’ professions or roles.
To develop a critical appreciation of the range of psychotherapeutic and Counselling approaches currently available in the field.
To develop an awareness of the relevant social and political issues (such as those of sexuality, gender, race, power, status and age) and their effect on individual behaviour.
To develop an appreciation of the ethical dilemmas inherent in the practice of Counselling.
To provide students with the knowledge and skills they require to understand how and why people behave in the ways they do and to be able to apply that knowledge in a variety of settings.
To incorporate transferable skills throughout the Programme.
This programme is offered by LIFE in Collaboration with the University of Wales in the United Kingdom. Students will be awarded the degrees by the University of Wales upon completion of study;
The programme has been validated by the Validation Board of the University of Wales and the awarded degree is fully accredited by the University of Wales. University of Wales degrees are recognized worldwide;
Lessons are conducted at Lingnan University Main Campus so that students can enjoy campus life;
Students can have full access to the teaching, learning and amenities facilities of the University campus
Year 1 (120 Credits)
Individual Behaviour (20 credits)
Introduction to Counselling (20 credits)
Research Methodology in Counselling (10 credits)
Stress Management and Support Systems (10 credits)
Communication and Social Interaction (10 credits)
Health and Well-Being (10 credits)
Introductino to Psychology (20 credits)
Study Skills and Research Methodology (20 credits)
Year 2 (120 Credits)
Applied Research in Councelling (10 credits)
Counselling and Psychology (10 credits)
Counselling Approaches and their Applications (20 credits)
Multicultural Awareness in Counselling (10 credits)
Specialist Techniques in Counselling (10 credits)
Cognitive Psychology (10 credits)
Developmental Psychology (10 credits)
Occupational Psychology (10 credits)
Applied Research in Psychology (20 credits)
Social Psychology (10 credits)
Year 3 (120 Credits)
Cognitive-Behavioural Psychology in Counselling (10 credits)
Current Debates in Counselling (10 credits)
Independent Study (20 credits)
Individual Differences (10 credits)
Trauma and Crisis Intervention (10 credits)
Abnormal and Health Psychology (10 credits)
Dissertation (30 credits)
Cognitive Processes and Performance (10 credits)
Prejudice and Discrimination (10 credits)
Admission to Year 1
To be admitted to Year One of the programme, applicants should normally hold one of the followings:
Passes in 2 AL / 1 AL + 2 AS subjects OR equivalent; OR
Successful completion of an Associate Degree / Higher Diploma at QF Level 4; OR
Mature students of aged 21 or above; OR
Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
English language requirements:
The following English Language tests or qualifications are acceptable as evidence of this competence (one of the followings):
Pass in the Use if English of HKAL Examination; or
IELTS Score 6.0 or equivalent; or
TOFEL minimum 550; or
Students who have completed within the last five years at least three years education entirely through the medium of English, and have the official academic evidence to support this claim may be exempted from having to taken an IELTS test. Approval of exemption will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Year 1 to Year 3: HKD$165,000
Remarks: This programme is an exempted course under Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance (Ref.no.: 452076).
‘It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.’
Download Programme application form here.