Master of Social Sciences in Counselling
(MSocSc in Counselling)

Entrance Requirements

The programme is designed for those working in education, social services, health services, religious services, personnel management, and other who are interested in counselling and working with people. Applicants seeking admission to the Master of Social Sciences in Counselling should:


  • possess a Bachelor's degree from a recognized university or equivalent;
  • preferably with relevant experience of working with people in related fields; and
  • normally possess some background knowledge in psychology, human development, guidance, and/or related courses.


Appropriately qualified applicants will be interviewed to ensure their motivation and suitability for pursing training in counselling counselling.


Proof of English proficiency is required for all applicants whose Bachelor’s/Master’s degrees are obtained from non-English medium institutions. These applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for English proficiency:
  • an overall band score of 6.0 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • a score of 74 (internet-based test) in TOEFL; or
  • an equivalent score on a comparable test.