Approved Courses for Research Degree Students

Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences

MPhil/PhD students are required to fulfill the stipulated core course and electives requirements.

Core Courses for PhD Students (7 Credits):

Code Course Title Credits 2018-19
Semester / Term
SS8800 Departmental Research Degree Student Seminar ^ 1 A & B
SS8804 Enhancing Social Science Competence ^ 6 A & B

Core Courses for MPhil Students (4 Credits):

Code Course Title Credits 2018-19
Semester / Term
SS5302 Research Methods in Social Sciences ^ 3 A
SS5423 Programme Design and Evaluation ^ 3 B
SS8800 Departmental Research Degree Student Seminar ^ 1 A & B

Electives for PhD Students (7 Credits) / MPhil Students (3 Credits):

Code Course Title Credits 2018-19
Semester / Term
SS8802 Directed Study on Research Methods * 2 A / B
SS8803 Directed Studies in Research * 2 A / B
SS5110 Assessment and Interventions in Mental Health Counselling # 3 -
SS5208 Cognitive-Behavioural Interventions # ^ 3 S
SS5400 Applied Sociology 3 A
SS5401 Social Sciences Perspectives 3 B
SS5421 Qualitative Research Methods  3 -
SS5423 Programme Design and Evaluation 3 B
SS5425 Quantitative Research Methods #  3 -
SS5428 Applied Social Statistical Analysis 3 B
SS5750 Perception and Cognition 3 B
SS5751 Learning and Behavior 3 B
SS5752 Life Span Development 3 B
SS5753 Advanced Social Psychology 3 A
SS5755 Applying Psychology to Contemporary Issues 3 S
SS5756 Biological Basis of Behaviour 3 B
SS5757 Personality Theories and Assessment 3 A
SS5758 Educational Psychology ^ 3 A
SS5759 Educational Assessment and Evaluation 3 B
SS5760 Foundations of Inclusive Education 3 -
SS5761 Curriculum and Instruction in Inclusive Schools 3 -
SS5762 Managing the Inclusive Classroom 3 -
SS5763 Special Topics in Psychology of Education ^ 3 B
SS5780 Research Design and Analysis in Psychology 6 A & B
SS5781 Research Methodology in Psychology of Inclusive Education 3 B
SS5791 Advanced Health Psychology # 3 A
SS5792

Counselling Psychology # ^

3 -
SS5794 Psychological Testing # 3 A
SS5800 Counselling Theories and Practice 3 A
SS5801 Counselling in Society and Across Culture 3 B
SS5802 Group Counselling and Therapy ^ 3 B
SS5803 Psychopathology 3 A
SS5805 Narrative-based Therapeutic Conversations: Theory and Practice # 3 A
SS5811 Counselling in Workplace # 3 -
SS5813 Issues of Career Guidance and Counselling # 3 B
SS5814 Vocational Counselling and Assessment # 3 -
SS5824 Domestic Violence: Prevention and Treatment # 3 B
SS5826 Parent Education and Support  # 3 S
SS5833 Mental Health Counselling # 3 -
SS5834 Disability and Health Care # 3 -
SS5835 Labour and Workplace Relations # 3 A
SS6401 Social Impact Assessment # 3 -
SS6402

Social Indicators Development #

3 S

^   Courses for students of SS only. On top of SS8800, SS PhD students have to take SS8804 while MPhil students can take either SS5302 or SS5423 (subject to approval)
#   Elective Courses which may not be offered every year
*    Offered upon request