The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) offers various programmes with distinctive characteristics and strengths, in the areas of Applied Psychology, Cultural Industry Management, Cultural Industry Studies, Social Work and Social Sciences, and places equal importance on educating, researching and practical application of knowledge.


The programmes for Doctor and Master of Applied Psychology in FHSS are headed by Prof. Shen Heyong, the first Chinese Psychologist recognized by the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) and the International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST). Focuses of the Applied Psychology programmes include the integration and development of analytical psychology and Chinese culture, sandplay therapy, embodied imagination and active imagination. Students in these programmes will gain essential theoretical knowledge of analytical psychology and relevant professional skills to become internationally qualified Jungian analysts and sandplay therapists.


City University of Macau is the first and only tertiary institute in Macau to offer a Master's degree programme in Cultural Industry Management. Students will not only establish core abilities such as creative planning, economic management and marketing, but will also learn to maintain an analytical and critical view of the cultural industry through cultural studies. The programme will also focus on the development and utilization of cultural resources with case analysis and policy research.


The Bachelor in Social Science is the first multidisciplinary degree program in Macau. It provides a solid grounding in the theories, concepts and working tools in social sciences essential for success in the globalized society. Course curriculum derives from topics that are debated by scholars that allow students to explore from different perspectives, and to enhance students’ competence in academic writing, critical thinking and analytical skills for career advancement or further study at the graduate level. The core design of this program is centered on the three disciplines of Psychology, Sociology and Political Science.


FHSS also provides Pre University Studies Programme and general education courses (including Portuguese courses). The Faculty holds high-level academic events regularly; these learning experiences not only broaden students’ professional vision, but also enhance their overall education and future prospects. Such events organized by the Faculty in the past included the International Conference of Analytical Psychology and Chinese Culture, the International Creative Mask Show (Macau), the Design Competition and Forum for Macau Tourism Souvenirs and more. Speakers invited for these events included Prof. John Beebe (Jungian analyst), Prof. Paul Kugler (Honorary Secretary General of IAAP), Prof. Rie Mitchell (Sandplay Therapist), Prof. Zhang Fuye (Professor of Academy of Arts & Design in Tsinghua University), Prof. Ouyang Youquan (Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts in Central South University), etc.


The first Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Yan Zexian, was a celebrated educator and the former Rector of City University of Macau. The second Dean was Prof. Kong Fanqing, Vice Rector of the University and a well-known expert in Foreign Language and Education Management. The current Dean of FHSS is Prof. Jin Lixian, an internationally renowned expert in Applied Linguistics and Language Education.

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