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What will I learn?

The Master of Social Sciences in the field of Psychology [MSocSc(Psychology)] course is designed to:

1. provide university graduates with an opportunity to acquire solid foundation in psychology with a strong understanding of psychology theories and research methods;

2. bring students to a level where they should be eligible to apply for graduate membership of the Hong Kong Psychological Society. Also, they should become eligible to apply for the programmes leading to the degrees of MSocSc in Clinical Psychology and in Educational Psychology, as well as research postgraduate degrees in psychology, if they have successfully completed all compulsory courses and the dissertation course.

3. help students develop research competence in psychology, preparing them well for advanced professional training and a career in psychology and related fields.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$143,000.00 (14,46,636) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected January 2023

More details

Start date

September 2022

Venue

The University of Hong Kong

MG 14, Ground Floor, Main Building,

The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam,

Southern, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission to the courses leading to a taught postgraduate qualification, a candidate: shall hold a Bachelor's degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose. English Language Requirements: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL; or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL; or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - A minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5; or GCE (General Certificate of Education) - Grade C or above; or IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) - Grade C or above; or Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language - Grade C or above.

For international students

1) To be eligible for admission to the programme, a candidate shall hold

(a) i) a Bachelor's degree of this University; or
ii) another qualification of equivalent standard from this University or from another University or comparable institution accepted for this purpose;

(b) preferably have more than one year work experience;

(c) satisfy the examiners in the qualifying examination and interview if shortlisted; and

(d) comply with the regulations for the degree of Master of Social Sciences.

2) The University's English language requirements are as follows:

Applicants with qualifications from a university or comparable institution OUTSIDE Hong Kong where the language of teaching or examination is NOT English are required to obtain:

(a) a score of 550 or above (paper-based test) or 80 or above (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or

(b) a minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or

(c) grade C or above in either the Overseas General Certificate of Education, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education, or the Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language.

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

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