Programme Structure

This undergraduate programme is basically a four-year full-time honours undergraduate programme catering for Associate Degree / Higher Diploma graduates concentrated in Psychology. Students with an Associate of Science in Psychology or equivalent may apply for direct admission to Year Three of the programme and to complete a total of 66 units for graduation.

Associate Degree / Higher Diploma graduates of other disciplines are required to complete certain pre- requisites, including General Education and free elective courses required by Hong Kong Baptist University. The exact courses to be exempted and the number of pre-requisites to be completed shall be considered on a case-by-case basis upon admission.

Specifically, students are required to complete 48 units of Major Core Courses and 18 units of Major Elective Courses

Programme Features

Fostering students' interest in the study of human mind and behaviour by laboratiry and practicum experience.

Providing students with a solid training in the theoretical, empirical and applied aspects of psychology..

Allowing students to acquire a thorough understanding of psychological principles and apply them in the areas of clinical and educational psychology and in various settings.

Equipping students with the essential knowledge and skills in conducting research in psychology and related fields.

Career Prospects for Graduates

The programme is designed to prepare students for careers in psychology and related fields, such as social services, education, research, health care, communication, and different careers in helping professional and commercial settings. Graduates are eligible to apply for postgraduate programmes in the above areas, as well as membership with the Hong Kong Psychological Society (HKPS), the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Australian Psychological Society (APS) (membership applications are assessed on individual basis for those societies).


The programme is offered at the Hong Kong Baptist Universitys Shek Mun (Shatin) Campus, which is located next to the Shek Mun Station of MTR Ma On Shan Line. With a gross floor area of 30,000m 2 , the campus provides full university facilities, including indoor heated swimming pool, gymnasium, fitness room, dance room, auditorium, multimedia laboratories, library and learning commons. Special learning facilities such as bioeco laboratory, creative science laboratory, food sensory laboratory, testing and analytical laboratory, food and nutritional science laboratory, active living laboratory, social science research laboratory, media communication laboratory and press conference room.

The professionally designed psychology laboratory and the Child Assessment Centre are also set up in support of the delivery of the programme.

Students are also have the full access to the main library of HKBU, the School of Continuing Education Resource Library, sports centres and other facilities in the HKBU Kowloon Tong Campus.