Psychology 2018-07-27T17:07:49+00:00
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours)
– Community Studies
– Psychology
– Social Work
Other Programmes

  • To enable students understand why people think, feel, and behave as they do and take an in-depth look at the mental processes.

  • To provide students with a broad learning experience for their intellectual development such that they will learn to identify different types of behavior, to examine personality and conduct formal personality assessments, and to reflect on the extensive breadth of psychology.

  • To equip students with the knowledge of advanced statistical and research skills necessary for conducting advanced and innovative research projects.

Class Mode

4-year full-time


Professional Recognition

Psychology graduates are eligible to apply as a Member of Hong Kong Psychological SocietyHKPS


Academic Advancement and Careers Prospects

Graduates from the stream of Psychology are able to pursue further studies on postgraduate courses in educational, organizational or clinical psychology, or to develop their career in a broad range of areas such as government administration, social welfare, education and research, health service, consumer behavior, etc. They may be employed in posts such as guidance staff, human resources personnel, and marketing and management officers.


Tuition Fee

The tuition fees for the 2019-20 intake of the 4-year Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) - Psychology are as follows:

  Local Student Non-Local Student
Year 1 $74,570 $94,570
Year 2 $74,840 $94,840
Year 3 $75,870 $95,870
Year 4 $76,400 $96,400




Year 1
Introduction to Social Welfare Self-development Workshop
Introduction to Community Studies Critical Thinking
Introduction to Psychology Ethics and Moral Issues
Academic Reading and Writing I General Education Elective
English Usage Numerical and IT Literacy
Practical Chinese  


Year 2
Individual and Society Psychological Wellness
Diversity and Equality Stream / General Education
Contemporary Issues in Hong Kong Elective Academic Reading and Writing II
Putonghua for Academic Purposes English Communication I
Stream Course
History and Issues in Psychology Learning and Motivation
Developmental Psychology  


Year 3
Biological Psychology Research Methods in Psychology
Cognitive Psychology Internship
Psychology of Personality English Communication II
Social Psychology Stream Elective
Testing and Measurement General Education Elective


Year 4
Chinese Psychology Psychology in Education
Counselling Psychology Stream Elective
Clinical Psychology Research Project
Organizational Psychology Chinese Writing
Positive Psychology Global Citizenship



Year 1 Entry

  • Have obtained Level 3 in Chinese Language, Level 3 in English Language, Level 2 in Mathematics and Level 2 in Liberal Studies in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination; applicants' performance in two elective courses in the HKDSE Examination will be considered as bonus point in the selection process; OR
  • Have obtained passes in Chinese Language and Culture and Use of English and one additional AL / two ASL subjects in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) plus five passes in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) including Chinese Language and English Language; OR
  • Mature applicant aged 21 or above on 1 September of the year when admission is sought, with relevant working experience and academic background; OR
  • Have obtained an equivalent qualification.

Year 2 Entry

  • Have successfully completed an Associate Degree (AD) / Higher Diploma (HD) programme that is approved by the Institute; OR
  • Have completed a Hong Kong Qualifications Framework (QF) Level 4 programme that is approved by the Institute; OR
  • Have obtained an equivalent qualification.

Year 3 Entry

  • Have successfully completed an AD / HD programme in related areas that is approved by the Institute; OR
  • Have completed a QF Level 4 programme in related areas that is approved by the Institute; OR
  • Have obtained an equivalent qualification.

Year 3 Entry (For the Social Work stream of the Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) programme ONLY)

  • Have successfully completed a relevant AD / HD programme in Social Work with accumulative GPA of 2.7 or above; OR
  • Have completed a programme in Social Work that is pitched at level 4 of the QF with accumulative GPA of 2.7 or above and is approved by the Institute; OR
  • Have obtained an equivalent qualification.