Approved Courses for Research Degree Students (SS)

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) for 2018 cohort or before:

Code Course Title Credits 2021-2022
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) for 2018 cohort or before:

Code Course Title Credits 2021-2022
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

+ Students can take either SS5302 or SS5423.

Core Courses for PhD Students (9 Credits) for 2019 cohort and thereafter:

Code Course Title Credits 2021-2022
Semester / Term
SS8800 Departmental Research Degree Student Seminar 1 A & B
SS8802 Directed Study on Research Methods ^ 2 A / B
SS8803 Directed Studies in Research ^ 2 A / B
SS8804 Enhancing Social Science Competence 6 A & B

^ Students can take either SS8802 or SS8803.

Core Courses for MPhil Students for 2019 cohort and thereafter: NA

Research Methodology and Ethics Course for PhD/MPhil Students (2 credits) for 2019 cohort and thereafter:

Code Course Title Credits 2021-2022
Semester / Term
SS8805 Methodology and Ethics in Social and Behavioural Sciences 2 B

Electives for PhD Students (3 Credits):

Code Course Title Credits 2021-2022
Semester / Term
SS5110 Assessment and Interventions in Mental Health Counselling # 3 A
SS5208 Cognitive-Behavioural Interventions # % 3 B
SS5400 Applied Sociology 3 A
SS5401 Social Sciences Perspectives 3 B
SS5423 Programme Design and Evaluation 3 B
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 B
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
SS5763 Special Topics in Psychology of Education % 3 S
SS5780 Research Design and Analysis in Psychology % 6 A & 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
SS5814 Vocational Counselling and Assessment # 3 B
SS5824 Domestic Violence: Prevention and Treatment # % 3 -
SS5835 Labour and Workplace Relations # 3 -
SS6401 Social Impact Assessment # 3 -
SS6402

Social Indicators Development #

3 S

Electives for MPhil Students (5 Credits):

Code Course Title Credits 2021-2022
Semester / Term
SS5110 Assessment and Interventions in Mental Health Counselling # 3 A
SS5208 Cognitive-Behavioural Interventions # % 3 B
SS5302 Research Methods in Social Sciences % 3 A
SS5400 Applied Sociology 3 A
SS5401 Social Sciences Perspectives 3 B
SS5423 Programme Design and Evaluation 3 B
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 B
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
SS5763 Special Topics in Psychology of Education % 3 S
SS5780 Research Design and Analysis in Psychology % 6 A & 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
SS5814 Vocational Counselling and Assessment # 3 B
SS5824 Domestic Violence: Prevention and Treatment # % 3 -
SS5835 Labour and Workplace Relations # 3 -
SS6401 Social Impact Assessment # 3 -
SS6402 Social Indicators Development # 3 S
SS8800 Departmental Research Degree Student Seminar % 1 A & B
SS8802 Directed Study on Research Methods % 2 A / B
SS8803 Directed Studies in Research % 2 A / B

# Elective Courses which may not be offered every year
% Courses for students of SS only