BSocSc Psychology


Academic Year of Entry 2021/22
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code JS1112
BSocSc Psychology
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
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Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
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Admission to BSocSc Criminology & Sociology / Psychology / Social Work Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology


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 JUPAS Applicants

The Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences currently offers the following JUPAS programmes:
  • Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences (options: BSocSc Criminology and Sociology, BSocSc Psychology, BSocSc Social Work) (admission code: JS1110)
  • BSocSc Criminology and Sociology (admission code: JS1111)
  • BSocSc Psychology (admission code: JS1112)
  • BSocSc Social Work (admission code: JS1113)
The first-year curriculum of JS1110, JS1111, JS1112 and JS1113 are identical.
JUPAS applicants will be considered for admission to first-year studies at the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences (admission code: JS1110). Students will have a free choice of majors (current major options: Criminology and Sociology; Psychology; Social Work) offered by the Department after one year of study.
The programmes of JS1111, JS1112 and JS1113 allow students who have a special interest in Criminology and Sociology / Psychology / Social Work to directly enter the major. 
Students interested in BSocSc Psychology can include either JS1112 or both JS1112 and JS1110 in their JUPAS programme choices.

Entrance Requirements for JUPAS Applicants

​To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the minimum entrance requirements.

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.)


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.

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: