The Master of Social Sciences in the field of Educational Psychology [MSocSc(Educational Psychology)] programme is designed to provide instruction and training in the theory and practice of educational psychology. Emphasis is placed on both academic studies and related practical experience in the field. Special attention is paid to issues of professional development in Chinese culture and society. The programme covers both theoretical and practical aspects of educational psychology. Courses include psychoeducational assessment and intervention, children with special needs, research methods, applied developmental psychology, curriculum and instruction, motivation and learning, professional ethics and issues in educational psychology, and skills-training seminar. Supervised practical training and an empirical thesis are also included.