BSocSc Psychology


Academic Year of Entry 2023/24
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1112
BSocSc Psychology
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
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Normal Duration of Programme 4 years (for Year 1 entry)
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General Enquiries
Remark: For JUPAS applicants, the programme code is JS1112.

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Our Target

The Psychology major provides students with comprehensive training in psychology with an emphasis on experimental and research competencies, and prepares students for professional development in human service careers and advanced training in professional psychology and related fields.

Admission Arrangements for Direct / Non-JUPAS Applicants

Applicants of this programme (admission code: 1112) will be considered for admission to first-year studies in the BSocSc Psychology programme. 
Applicants eligible for advanced standing entry may submit an application to the following programme:
  • BSocSc Psychology (admission code: 1298A)
Click here for the qualifications eligible for advanced standing entry.

Entrance Requirements for Direct / Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements.

What You Will Be Studying

~Core Courses:

• Basic Psychology
• Basic Psychology II
• Research Methods for Behavioural Sciences
• Developmental Psychology
• Personality and Individual Differences
• Design and Analysis for Psychological Research I and II
• Biological Psychology
• Cognitive Psychology
• Learning and Behaviour
• Social Psychology
• Final-Year Research Project


• Psychology of Interpersonal Relations
• Psychological Testing
• Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence
• Multivariate Analysis for Psychological Research
• Cultural Psychology
• Neuropsychology
• Abnormal Psychology
• Psychology of Ageing
• Psychology of Language
• Positive Psychology
• Cognitive Neuroscience
• Designing Experiments in Psychology
• Counselling & Therapeutic Psychology
• Introduction to Health Psychology
• Introduction to Educational Psychology
• Psychology Internship
(Note: The list of elective courses offered may vary from year to year.)

Curriculum Structure

During their first year, students will study a broad range of Gateway Education (GE), College core and Departmental requirement courses.

For details of the programme’s curriculum structure, please visit the ‘Undergraduate Catalogue’ (Note: The catalogue for the 2022 cohort is for reference only. The 2023 catalogue will be published around July 2023.)

Joint Bachelor's Degree Programme

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Start Your Career Here

Our graduates are particularly suited for people-oriented jobs, such as human resources, public relations, customer services, children and youth services, education and training, counselling and guidance, health-related services, family and community work, etc. Students are also well-prepared for jobs that require strong research skills and competence, critical analysis and communication abilities, such as scientific or applied research, research and development, project management and so on. Students who aspire to practise as professional psychologists will be able to pursue advanced education at the Master's or doctoral level in Hong Kong or overseas with training in pursuing scientific research or applied psychological training such as health, forensic, clinical, educational, counselling and occupational psychology.

Professional Recognition

Graduates who satisfy the requirements stipulated by the Hong Kong Psychological Society (HKPS) can apply for Graduate Membership of the Society (Note: Graduate Membership of the HKPS is normally regarded as an entrance requirement for advanced training in professional psychology).


  • Practical learning in psychology laboratories.
  • Opportunities to engage in summer internships in or outside Hong Kong.
  • Individual supervision for the Final Year Project.
  • Interdisciplinary learning in other social sciences, such as sociology, social work, counselling, and criminology.
  • Exchange programmes with overseas universities.
  • Opportunity to study at Columbia University, New York (The Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program: