Offered by Faculty of Social Sciences at the Shek Mun Campus of Hong Kong Baptist University, the Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Psychology is specially designed for holders of Associate Degree (AD) or Higher Diploma (HD) who wish to pursue psychology as their field of studies.
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Psychology awarded by Hong Kong Baptist University
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).
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.
Associate Degree or Higher Diploma graduates of other disciplines are required to complete certain prerequisites, including University Core, General Education and Free Elective Courses required by Hong Kong Baptist University. The exact courses to be exempted and the number of prerequisites to be completed shall be considered on a case-by-case basis upon admission.
Specifically, students are required to complete 48 units of Major Core Courses and 18 units of Major Elective Courses.
* Exemption will be given to Associate Degree & Higher Diploma graduates who have completed these courses. Students who are granted exemption are required to take equivalent units from the Major Elective Courses to fulfill the total number of 66 units required for the programme.
The University Core is a requirement in the undergraduate curriculum which aims at providing students with the essential and transferable knowledge and skills that help them lead successful lives both during and following their university education, and ultimately supporting the University’s commitment to develop the Graduate Attributes among students.
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The General Education (GE) Programme provides the foundation of a well-rounded university education. The goal of the programme is to promote Whole Person Education (WPE) through exposure to a range of transferable skills, guiding principles, and attitudes that all students will need in their future professional and personal lives.
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♦For Associate Degree & Higher Diploma applicants, a block transfer of University Core Courses will be granted.
#For Associate Degree applicants, block transfer of 3 out of 9 units will be granted. They have to take two 3-unit courses in two different categories.
Students should have taken courses in statistics and general psychology as pre-requisites in their Associate Degree / Higher Diploma studies. Free Elective Courses are normally exempted for Associate Degree / Higher Diploma graduates seeking for year 3 entry.
To be eligible for admission, a candidate should hold
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.
Applicants will be required to attend an admission interview as part of the selection process.
Students are expected to complete all programme pre-requisites and GE courses in their Associate Degree / Higher Diploma studies. Otherwise, they may have to complete additional units of study to make up for the programme pre-requisites and GE courses at College of International Education (CIE), Hong Kong Baptist University.
The programme is offered at the Hong Kong Baptist University's Shek Mun (Shatin) Campus, which is located next to the Shek Mun Station of MTR Ma On Shan Line. With a gross floor area of 30,000m2, the campus provides full university facilities, including indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, auditorium, multimedia laboratories, library and learning commons. Special learning facilities such as bioeco laboratory, food sensory laboratory, testing and analytical laboratory, food & nutritional science laboratory, active living laboratory, social science research laboratory, media communication laboratory, psychology laboratory, press conference room and child assessment centre are also set up to provide students with practical experiences in their areas of study.
Local: HKD86,625 per year; Non-local: HKD90,750 per year.
Students are required to complete 66 units in two years at HKD2,625 per unit (local) / HKD2,750 per unit (non-local) (Total HKD173,250 for local / HKD181,500 for non-local).
The annual tuition fee is paid in two equal installments, normally before the start of the first and the second semesters. For newly enrolled undergraduate students, HKD15,000 of the first installment plus some fees will have to be paid by the applicants for acceptance of their admission offers and the balance will have to be paid in late August. Students are required to pay full tuition fees per semester during the normal period of study, regardless of the number of units enrolled in the semester.
For students who are required to take make-up course(s) to fulfill the programme pre-requisites and/or GE courses, additional tuition fee for the make-up course(s) will be charged at HKD1,735 per unit.
Full-time local students may apply for the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) and the Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS) administered by the Student Finance Office (SFO) under the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA), HKSAR Government. For more information, students should contact the SFO or visit its website at www.wfsfaa.gov.hk.
The University accepts both online and paper application. The online application system and paper application form can be found at our website (https://www.cie.hkbu.edu.hk/admissions/2020-21/en/ug_home/). Applicants may apply for more than one programme if they wish to. A non-refundable and non-transferable application fee will be charged for EACH applied programme.
Applicants should submit the application through our website and are required to settle the application fee (Local: HKD350; Non-local: HKD450) via online payment gateway (credit card or PPS online) before the application deadline. Please refer to the “Important Information” and “Instructions” in the online application system for details.
Applicants should submit the completed application form together with the relevant supporting documents and proof of application fee (Local: HKD350; Non-local: HKD450) before the application deadline. Please refer to the “Notes to Applicants” printed on the application form for details.
For enquiries concerning the application procedure, please contact Academic Registry Services Section.
Tel: 3411 3044
Fax: 3411 3361
Address: Hong Kong Baptist University (Shek Mun Campus)
13/F, 8 On Muk Street, Shek Mun, Shatin, New Territories