Master of Social Sciences in Counselling
(MSocSc in Counselling)

Aims of the Programme

The Department of Social Work has been offering the Master of Social Sciences in Youth Counselling programme for 12 years. The programme has been restructured and retitled to Master of Social Sciences in Counselling since 2016 with the introduction of 2 specializations, namely (1) Youth counselling, and (2) Mental Health Counselling


The Master of Social Sciences in Counselling programme is a taught postgraduate programme deliberately designed for those working in education, social services, health services, religious services, personnel management, and others who are interested in counselling and working with people. The programme aims to develop students’ knowledge in understanding, analyzing and researching the changing needs of people and the social cultural contexts within which these individuals develop; and to equip students with selected counselling theories and practice skills, with narrative therapy in particular.



  • Experienced counsellors lead growth groups
  • Offering elective courses: Narrative Therapy, Cognitive-behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy and Counselling Project
  • Offering counselling practicum (80 direct counselling hours, practicum related supervisions and training workshops)

  • Providing 2 specializations, namely (1) Youth counselling and (2) Mental Health Counselling for students to select