DFS Application Code: HP 82-104
AD Application Code: HP 83-204
Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes. Psychologists try to describe, predict, and explain human behaviour and mental processes, as well as help change and improve the lives of people and the world in which they live. Knowledge in psychology can be applied to many different fields, such as teaching, counselling, health and community services, marketing, management and training etc. Graduates of this programme will be trained in knowledge and skills needed for a wide range of work.
Programme Aims and Features
- Equip students with a broad-based social sciences education and a solid foundation in the core areas of psychology, including abnormal, biological, developmental, organisational and social psychology;
- Emphasises the application of knowledge in psychology to the workplace and to everyday life.
Opportunities for Further Studies
Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to:
- Year 2 (of a 3-year curriculum) or Year 3 (of a 4-year curriculum) of Bachelor of Social Sciences (with psychology as a major or minor study) or other related disciplines offered by local (including HKU) as well as overseas universities, including Bachelor of Social Sciences offered by The University of Hong Kong (HKU);
- Full-time, Bachelor’s degree programmes offered locally by overseas universities in collaboration with HKU SPACE International College (IC):
2-year, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Criminology with Psychology, The University of Hull (UK);
2-year, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Sociology, The University of Hull (UK);
Part-time, 2-year (trimester) Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Social Sciences, offered locally by Edinburgh Napier University (UK) in collaboration with HKU SPACE.
Students who articulate to an undergraduate degree programme and subsequently to postgraduate studies may also be trained in a specialised field of psychology, such as counselling psychology, clinical psychology, educational psychology and industrial / organisational psychology to become professional psychologists.
Graduates could take up positions in the business sector (e.g., marketing assistants, customer services assistants and junior positions in retail and personnel management etc.) as well as the social services sector (e.g. executive assistants or field assistants in NGOs etc.).