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What will I learn?

Programme Structure

Offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Shek Mun Campus of the College of International Education (CIE), the Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Psychology is specially designed for holders of Associate Degree (AD) from CIE and other equivalent AD or Higher Diploma programmes who wish to pursue psychology as their field of studies.

Programme Features and Aims

  • Fostering students’ interest in the study of human mind and behaviour by laboratory 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.

Award

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Psychology awarded by Hong Kong Baptist University

Career Prospects for Graduates

Our 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 these societies).

Programme Structure

This four-year full-time honours undergraduate programme caters for Associate Degree or Higher Diploma graduates majoring in Psychology. Students with an Associate of Science or Higher Diploma 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.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$82,500.00 (8,34,598) per year
Students are required to complete 66 units in two years at HK $2,500 per unit (Total HK $165,000).
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Hong Kong Baptist University

Kowloon Tong,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold successful completion of one year's study in a full-time AD programme at a recognised US university/ community college, provided that the duration of the programme should be at least two years in full-time mode. Students following Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) in community colleges must hold: US High School Graduation Diploma; and successful completion of IGETC with Grade C or above in each of the subjects. English Language Requirements : TOEFL- Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550; IELTS Academic: Overall Band: 6.0. Grade C or above in GCE O-Level/ GCSE/ IGCSE English; or Grade E or above in GCE AS Level or AL Level English; Grade E or above in HKALE Use of English (AS Use of English); IB - Grade 4 in: IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or IB English B (Higher Level); or IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level) or Grade 5 in: IB English B (Standard Level).

For international students

To be eligible for admission, a candidate should hold

  • an Associate Degree (AD) from any of the local/overseas recognised institutions; or
  • a Higher Diploma (HD) from any recognised institutions.

Candidates who possess equivalent qualifications are to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Final year Associate Degree / Higher Diploma students may also apply for admission whereas their offer will only be confirmed upon the successful completion of the Associate Degree / Higher Diploma programme.

The following public examination results are recognised as meeting the English Language requirements stipulated by the University:

  • TOEFL: Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550
  • IELTS Academic: Overall Band 6.0
  • IGCSE First Language English: Grade C/ Grade 4
  • IGCSE English as a Second Language: Grade B/ Grade 5
  • IB: Grade 4 in: IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or IB English B (Higher Level); or IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level) OR Grade 5 in: IB English B (Standard Level)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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