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The Open University of Hong Kong


Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Psychology 心理學榮譽社會科學學士

BSSc (Hons) Psychology

Short Description

The psychology curriculum guides students to develop expertise and skills in the study of human behaviour.  Specifically, the curriculum aims to equip students with an in-depth knowledge of psychology and its place among the social sciences, to arouse students’ interest in the exploration of human behaviour and experience, to familiarize students with the process of conducting and evaluating psychological research, and to extend and apply what they have learnt to their own daily lives.  Furthermore, upon successful completion of the psychology curriculum, students should have developed the aptitude and abilities necessary to pursue postgraduate, professional studies.

After the completion of the first year study, students who find mismatch between the chosen major and their aptitude/interest can apply to switch to other desired social sciences major, subject to the required academic achievement and available quota.



  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
One of the following elective subjects:
  1. HKDSE Category B subjects (Applied Learning) with attainment at “Attained” or above; or Category C subjects (Other Languages) with attainment at grade E or above will be considered as elective subjects.

  2. Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) applicants, who have met the specified circumstances as announced by the Education Bureau (EDB), can use the following qualifications to replace HKDSE Chinese Language level 3 to meet the entrance requirement for Chinese Language:
    • HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese: Attained with Distinction  
    • GCE (A-Level /AS-Level) Chinese: Grade E or above  
    • GCE (O-Level)/ GCSE/ IGCSE Chinese: Grade C or above

  3. Some programmes may give higher weighting or preference for certain elective subjects in admission selection.  Please refer to the ‘Programme Information’ for details.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

The University will calculate the best grades attained by an applicant from the most current two sittings of HKDSE taken by the applicant.  There is no grade penalty for multiple sittings.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 73,070

Estimated Programme Fees:
First year: HK$73,070
Whole Programme: HK$292,280

  1. The estimated composite tuition/programme fees listed above are for reference only. The rate is subject to approval. Tuition fees are charged according to the number of course credits taken by a student. A student will normally take 40 credits in an academic year.
  2. The composite tuition/programme fees listed above have included laboratory/ practicum/ immersion course fee etc.
  3. Students, who fulfilled the stipulated requirements set by the Education Bureau, are eligible for the Government’s non-means-tested annual subsidy.


Dr. Leo Lie


Tel: 27685740


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 642 927 1335 1575 1773 6252
2016 762 1148 1545 1938 2150 7543
2015 667 1244 1896 2353 2567 8727
2014 730 1460 2242 2790 2905 10127
2013 623 1311 2199 2792 3068 9993
2012 542 1019 1849 2570 2799 8779

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 208 67 0 0 0 275
2016 145 0 0 0 0 145
2015 138 1 0 0 0 139
2014 33 33 0 0 0 66
2013 8 33 26 0 0 67
2012 2 24 40 0 0 66