(CRICOS NO.: 00102E)


Bachelor of
Psychological Science


QR Level: 5

QR Registration No.: 19/000664/L5

QR Reg. Validity Period: 01/09/2019-31/08/2022

Important Note: No new student enrolments will be accepted into the Bachelor of Psychological Science in 2019.


This programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.


This is a registered programme under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance in Hong Kong. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualifications to which this programme may lead.



Why study a Bachelor of Psychological Sciences?


Psychology looks at why we behave the way we do, why we experience the things we do, and why those experiences shape our behaviour. Psychology helps you understand human behaviour and how the mind works, and can lead you in a number of directions. You will use your skills to understand how organisations and individuals work, or to improve the wellbeing of individuals, families and organisations.


All of our psychology courses are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council and are reviewed to ensure they meet the needs of students and industry. You will learn the most current knowledge directly from the people involved in creating it. Your lecturers are active researchers who are keen to instil their passion for psychology into every student.


In 2018 the Australian Federal Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) ranked UOW as fourth among all universities in New South Wales and the ACT for Psychology.



What will you learn?


Students graduating from the Bachelor of Psychological Science will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of core topics in the discipline of psychology, their applications, and ethical behaviour in research and professional contexts.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of research methods, including an evaluation of the characteristics of the science of psychology/scientific method.
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply research methods to address psychological questions related to behaviour and mental processes.
  • Write standard research reports and orally present information in various formats.
  • Exhibit a capacity for independent learning to sustain personal and professional development in the changing world of the science and practice of psychology.
  • Apply critical thinking skills and knowledge of scientific method to evaluate claims regarding psychological phenomena.
  • Use information in an ethical manner and apply knowledge of ethical and legislative requirements to determine appropriate ethical conduct in a range of contexts.





Institution Qualification

Associate of Social Science in Applied Psychology

Associate of Social Science in Applied Social Studies (Guidance and Counselling)

College of International Education

Associate of Science in Psychology

Hong Kong Community College

Associate in Applied Social Sciences (Psychology)

HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk
Stanley Ho Community College

Associate in Applied Social Sciences (Psychology)



Career opportunities


During this degree you will study the foundations of psychology and learn about research methods and statistics. Graduates will be equipped with knowledge and experience to move into many types of careers such as:

  • Human Resources
  • Data Analyst
  • Brand Manager
  • Educational Officer
  • Community or Social Services
  • Personnel Services
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Industrial Relations
  • Life Coach
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Developmental Officer

Entry requirements


Students (including mature applicants) must have completed a recognised associate degree, higher diploma, diploma or advanced diploma in a related discipline such as Psychology and Social Science. The completed qualifications taken for entry need to be pitched at HKQF level 4 at a minimum.




English language proficiency requirement

  • IELTS academic test score of overall of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking; or
  • TOEFL of 575 (paper) or 88 (internet-based); or
  • Equivalent


Remark: Completion of a 2-year tertiary study at an approved institution taught and assessed in English is considered as meeting the English proficiency requirement of the course. The qualification has to be obtained within the previous 2 years.



Programme structure


All students are required to complete twelve (12) subjects worth six (6) credit points each from the list below to be awarded the Bachelor of Psychological Science.


The course structure* is outlined below:


Semester A


Subject code Subject name Credit Point


Critical Thinking and Communication Skills in Psychology



Biological Psychology and Learning



Cognition and Perception



Quantitative Methods in Psychology


Semester B


Subject code Subject name Credit Point


Psychology of Abnormality



Assessment and Intervention



History and Philosophy of Psychology



Social Behaviour and Individual Differences


Semester C


Subject code Subject name Credit Point


Design and Analysis



Visual Perception



Forensic Psychology



Applied Psychology



*Programme may be subject to change.



Student Testimonial



Sarah Liddle

Bachelor of Psychology Honours


“I have always had an interest in what drives people’s behaviour, how the mind works, and why people feel the way they do. These interests drove me toward studying psychology. “





Faculty of Social Sciences

Hotline: 3442 9764

Fax: 3442 0162

Email: sc_msg@cityu.edu.hk

Address: FW 433, 4/F, Festival Walk Tower, 80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon