BSocSc Psychology


Academic Year of Entry 2020/21
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1298A
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
(subject to change)
Direct Application Places (Local Students) :

18 for the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Advanced Standing II Places (Local Students only) : 27
Non-Local Students Places : Please click here for details.
Normal Duration of Programme 3 years (for Advanced Standing I); 2 years (for Advanced Standing II)
Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Major Leader
Dr Tina L Rochelle
General Enquiries

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.

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

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

For senior-year (Advanced Standing II) admission, applicants are normally expected to have completed an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of ≥3.0 or an equivalent overall mark, or a credit award.

HKDSE students will apply through JUPAS (JS1110, JS1111, JS1112, JS1113).

What You Will Be Studying

Core Courses :

• Basic Psychology

• Basic Psychology II

• Developmental Psychology

• Biological Psychology

• Social Psychology

• Cognitive Psychology

• Learning and Behaviour

• Personality and Individual Differences

• Research Methods for Behavioural Sciences

• Design and Analysis for Psychological Research I and II

• Final-Year Research Project


• Psychology of Interpersonal Relations

• Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence

• Neuropsychology

• Abnormal Psychology

• Cultural Psychology

• Psychology of Ageing

• Psychology of Language

• Positive Psychology

• Multivariate Analysis for Psychological Research

• Psychological Testing

• Introduction to Counselling Psychology

• Introduction to Clinical Psychology

• Introduction to Educational Psychology

• Introduction to Industrial/Organisational Psychology

• Introduction to Health Psychology

• Psychology Internship

(Note:The list of elective courses offered may vary from year to year.)


For details of the programme's curriculum structure, please visit the Undergraduate Catalogue.

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: