Master of Education
Mental Health and Counselling
Awarded by: National Chi Nan University, Taiwan
1. Course Overview
The Master of Education offered by the National Chi Nan University in Taiwan will focus on mental health and counselling. The programme provides the participant with an understanding of psychology in different fields, as well as counselling skills and technical expertise. The programme provides the participant with strategies to resolve different issues in one’s daily life from different perspectives.
A student taking the Master of Education is required to complete 36 credits. Curriculum design includes core courses and professional courses. The former includes Theory and Techniques of Counselling, Project Planning and Proposal Writing, Research Methods, Group Guidance, Counselling Internships, and Thesis. The latter includes Seminar on Addiction Behavior, Abnormal Psychology, Personality Development and Guidance, Psychological Assessment, Marriage and Family, and Seminar on Occupational Health Psychology.
This Master of Education emphasizes the training of theory and practice, and takes into account multiculturalism. Its objectives and development directions are as follows:
2. Objectives & Direction of Development
Foster professionals in mental health and counselling.
Develop mental health and counselling to become an academic and professional research field.
Provide effective mental health and counselling mechanisms for multicultural groups.
Construct a local and international model in line with UCNU’s mission statement.
Direction of development:
Meet the requirements of the Ministry of Education (Taiwan) for academic internationalization, we will expand NCNU’s opportunities for international integration.
Deepen the theory and practice of mental health and counselling by the establishment of the Singapore master's degree program.
Strengthen the exchange of international talents made NCNU the leading position in promoting NCNU's professional development abroad.
3. Programme Features
The focus of this Master of Education is on mental health and counselling. In recent years, the concept and development of counselling has become the central point for the planning of national mental health in developed countries and the focus of mental health and counselling in multicultural groups.
The curriculum planning is mainly divided into core compulsory courses for 18 credits and professional courses for 18 credits. The curriculum planning features five characteristics-professional, special, academic, interdisciplinary and international.
Each course has a bearing of 3 credits and each credit is 18 hours. The total number of hours per course is 54 hours.
Most of the courses will be taught over the weekend as most of the lecturers are based in Taiwan.
The practicum will be supported by Singapore lecturers during the weekdays for internship supervision and consultation.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the lessons will be delivered online for the first semester.
5. Chinese Language Proficiency
Singapore applicant will need to have a minimum grade of C6 in Chinese taken at the GCE ‘O’ Level Examination or its equivalent.
South East Asian applicant will need to produce documentary proof of a pass in Chinese in their previous course of study.
An applicant who have studied in People’s Republic of China or Taiwan will need to produce documentary proof of study.
The admission guide is ready to be downloaded at this link. The registration period is from 31 May 2021 to 18 June 2021. The registration details will be made available soon.
Currently, the applicant can submit the necessary documents for verification and taking an oral examination conducted by the university.
To be considered for admission to this programme, an applicant must have:
A bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by NCNU;
At least one year of relevant full-time professional experience, as recognised by NCNU; and
Must be a holder of Singapore passport or other nationalities
The academic qualifications from People’s Republic of China (PRC) should be issued by universities recognised by the Taiwan’s Ministry of Education. Please download the recognised list of PRC universities here: https://bit.ly/2Uh2j4W
Click on the videos below for more information and hear from the graduates of the programme