Programme Information

Programme Description

The Master of Arts Programme in Family Counselling Family Education (MAFCFE) aims at helping students to acquire specialized training in family counselling and family education. It enables students to advance their professional competence and skills in relation to family practice and parental education. For details, please visit here


Qualification for Admission

  • Academic Qualification
    Applicants shall have:
    • graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in any disciplines, normally with an honours not lower than Second Class; or
    • graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor’s degree in any disciplines, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B"; or
    • completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree.

      Those who expect to obtain a Bachelor's degree in the current academic year may also apply for admission.

      Applicants with degrees awarded by overseas universities by distance learning or by completing a self-financed undergraduate programme of short duration may be required to provide assessment report from the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) on the level of qualification obtained.

  • English Language Proficiency
    Please refer to the Graduate School’s website for details:
    • Website
    • Section: “English Language Requirements for Admission”


Target Group of Applicant

  • Bachelor’s degree holders (in any disciplines, including social work and non-social work) who wish to pursue an advanced study of family counselling and family education.
  • Practicing professionals in both social work and non-social work fields, including family life education workers, school social workers, school teachers, school guidance counsellors, health care providers and nurses, who are interested in enriching their knowledge and skills in family counselling and family education.


Study Mode and Study Length


Medium of Instruction

Cantonese, English and Putonghua


Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for part-time students admitted in 2020-21 is $145,000 for the whole programme (HK$36,250 per installment x 4 installments).

Remarks: Students taking courses beyond the normative study period shall pay extra tuition fees calculated according to the tuition fee of students admitted in the academic year when the courses are taken.


Scholarship and Financial Aid

  • Scholarship offered by the Department of Social Work
    • Master of Arts in Family Counselling and Family Education Scholarship
      This is an Admission Scholarship. It is awarded to outstanding students of the Programme. Applicants who receive admission offers will be automatically considered to compete for the Scholarship.
    • Distinguished Academic Scholarship for Master of Arts in Family Counselling and Family Education Students

  • Scholarship and Award offered by the University
    The University also administers a number of scholarships and prizes, which are awarded on the basis of academic performance or other non-academic achievements. For details, please visit here.

  • Government Loan
    Students who satisfy conditions may apply for “Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme” administered by the Student Financial Office Working Family and Student Assistance Agency of the Hong Kong Government.  For details, please visit here.


Continuing Education Fund (CEF) - for students admitted in 2020-21 and thereafter

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. This course is recognized under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 6).
CEF course no : 44M122821
CEF course title : Master of Arts in Family Counselling and Family Education
For details of eligibility and reimbursement procedures of CEF, please visit here.

Student Hostel

In view of the current shortage in hostel places, no on-campus accommodation can be provided for students taking self-financed taught postgraduate programmes.