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Psychology (Hons), B.Soc.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR)
The body of knowledge surrounding the study of Psychology is founded in systems, theories and empirical research. The Psychology (Hons) programme from Hong Kong Shue Yan University, therefore encompasses not only a study of the systems and theories of psychology, but also the protocols, ethics, skills and techniques of empirical research. 
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The Psychology (Hons) programme from Hong Kong Shue Yan University is designed to give students sufficient grounding in the core areas of Psychology to qualify them for direct entry into any career potentially open to Psychology graduates in both the private and the public sectors. For those aspiring to further their education upon graduation, this programme will qualify them for postgraduate training in Psychology in any accredited university.


This programme places substantial emphasis on the development of research competence. This stimulates students to think critically and creatively, and provides a solid foundation from which they can develop their further interest in Psychology.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    122 alternative credits


  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • First Year Chinese 
  • English Usage 
  • Statistics for Social Sciences
  • Biological Bases of Behaviour
  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • Research Methods and Designs

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A completed application form with a photo securely attached; and
    • HKID card (both original and copy); and
    • A non-refundable application fee of HK$200 in cash; and
    • Submission of proof of academic qualification

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9312 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9312 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    9312 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9312 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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