The following study programme applies to Year 1 entrants admitted in or after 2020-21 Academic Year.

Year 1 - Curriculum
Core Courses No. of Credits
Language Requirements
CHI 101-2 First Year Chinese I and II 8
ENG 111-2 English Usage I and II 6
Introductory Courses
PSY 100 Introductory Psychology 3
PSY 103 Statistics for Social Sciences 3
PSY 110 Biological Bases of Behaviour 3
PSY 120 Lifespan Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 206 Research Methods and Designs 3
Additional Requirement for all Students
PSY 101  Core Competencies in Psychology (2 hrs.per week, Pass/Fail) 0
General Education Courses and/or Non-Departmental Electives (Level 1-2)
 
Students must choose at least 3 credits from the GE courses 6
TOTAL CREDITS FOR YEAR 1 35

 

Year 2 - Curriculum
Core Courses No. of Credits
Language Requirements
ENG 211-2 English Writing I and II 6
Foundation Courses
PSY 200 Social Psychology 3
PSY 204 Personality and Individual Differences 3
PSY 205 Cognitive Psychology 3
Practical Course in Research
PSY 213 Computer-Assisted Data Analysis 3
Departmental Electives
Students must choose at least 6 credits from the following courses 6
COUN 200
COUN 210 Micro-Skills in Counselling and Psychotherapy
COUN 220 Cultural Diversity in Counselling and Psychotherapy
PSY 207 History & Systems of Psychology
PSY 208 Psychoanalytic Concepts
PSY 209 Positive Psychology
PSY 214 Qualitative Research Methods
PSY 215 Cyberpsychology
PSY 216 Psychology of Aging
PSY 217 Sensation and Perception
PSY 303 Health Psychology
PSY 306 Business Psychology
PSY 307 Educational Psychology
PSY 308 Human Sexuality
PSY 309 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
PSY 320
Motivation and Learning
General Education Courses and/or Non-Departmental Electives (Level 1-3)  
Students must choose at least 6 credits from the GE courses 9
TOTAL CREDITS FOR YEAR 2 33
Year 3 - Curriculum
Core Courses No. of Credits
Advanced Level Courses
PSY 300 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 304 Psychological Assessment 3
PSY 401 or
PSY 411
3
Departmental Electives
Students must choose at least 18 credits from the following courses 18
Practical Course in Research
PSY 311-2 Research Internship
Counselling and Psychology Courses
COUN 200 Theories and Systems in Counselling and Psychotherapy
COUN 210 Micro-Skills in Counselling and Psychotherapy
COUN 220 Cultural Diversity in Counselling and Psychotherapy
COUN 310 Advanced Skills in Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy
COUN 320 School Counselling
COUN 330 Ethics: Professional Issues and Personal Awareness
COUN 340 Advanced Skills in Group Facilitation
COUN 350 Child Counselling
COUN 360 Adolescent Counselling
COUN 370 Counselling Students with Special Education Needs
COUN 380 Addiction Counselling
COUN 390 Gerontological Counselling
PSY 207 History & Systems of Psychology
PSY 208 Psychoanalytic Concepts
PSY 209 Positive Psychology
PSY 214 Qualitative Research Methods
PSY 215 Cyberpsychology
PSY 216 Psychology of Aging
PSY 217 Sensation and Perception
PSY 303 Health Psychology
PSY 306 Business Psychology
PSY 307 Educational Psychology
PSY 308 Human Sexuality
PSY 309 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
PSY 310 Advanced Cognitive Psychology
PSY 320 Motivation and Learning
PSY 330 Advanced Social Psychology
PSY 340 Advanced Developmental Psychology
PSY 350 Criminal Psychology
PSY 360 Psycholgogy of Relationships: Love, intimacy and self-regulation
PSY 404 Psychology of Consciousness
PSY 405 Human Neuropsychology
PSY 406 Specific Issues in Neuroscience
PSY 410 Psychoanalytic Readings
PSY 461 Industrial Attachment
General Education Courses (Level 2-3)  
Students must choose at least 3 credits from the GE courses 3
TOTAL CREDITS FOR YEAR 3 30
Year 4 - Curriculum
Core Courses No. of Credits
Advanced Level Courses
PSY 402-3 or 
PSY 412
Research Project II plus one 3-credits Seminar-based# courses either at the first or second term
6
Departmental and/or Non-Departmental Electives
Students must choose at least 18 credits from the following Departmental Electives and/or from the Level 3-4 Non-Departmental Electives offered by other departments 18
COUN 310 Advanced Skills in Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy
COUN 320 School Counselling
COUN 330 Ethics: Professional Issues and Personal Awareness
COUN 340 Advanced Skills in Group Facilitation
COUN 350 Child Counselling
COUN 360 Adolescent Counselling
COUN 370 Counselling Students with Special Education Needs
COUN 380 Addiction Counselling
COUN 390 Gerontological Counselling
COUN 400 Chinese Psychology and Psychotherapy
COUN 410 Alternative Approaches to Counselling
COUN 420 Relationship Counselling
COUN 440 Family Therapy
COUN 450 Career and Employment Counselling
COUN 460 Loss Grief and Bereavement
COUN 470 Application in Psychopathologies
PSY 303 Health Psychology
PSY 306 Business Psychology
PSY 307 Educational Psychology
PSY 308 Human Sexuality
PSY 309 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
PSY 310 Advanced Cognitive Psychology
PSY 320 Motivation and Learning
PSY 330 Advanced Social Psychology
PSY 340 Advanced Developmental Psychology
PSY 350 Criminal Psychology
PSY 360 Psycholgogy of Relationships: Love, intimacy and self-regulation
PSY 404 Psychology of Consciousness
PSY 405 Human Neuropsychology
PSY 406 Specific Issues in Neuroscience
PSY 410 Psychoanalytic Readings
PSY 461 Industrial Attachment
Non-Departmental Electives (Level 3-4) 0-18
TOTAL CREDITS FOR YEAR 4 24

 

#Seminar-Based Courses (Choose one of the below courses in the fourth year if students choosing PSY411-2 Honours Research Project
PSY 310  Advanced Cognitive Psychology
PSY 330 Advanced Social Psychology
PSY 340 Advanced Developmental Psychology
PSY 404 Psychology of Consciousness
PSY 405 Human Neuropsychology
PSY 406 Specific Issues in Neuroscience
PSY 410 Psychoanalytic Readings

These courses engage students in learning through discussion of specific topics in psychology, and provide an alternative opportunity for students to train their analytical and reasoning skills. Students are to take these electives in Year 4 so that their minimum credits in departmental advanced courses are equal to those taking Research Thesis. Students should also be aware that these electives are not offered every semester, therefore, they need to plan ahead in order to choose their preferred electives.