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The Chinese University of Hong Kong

JS4862

Psychology 心理學

PSYCHOLOGY

Short Description

Psychology is the scientific study of all aspects of human behaviour. Psychologists are interested in better understanding sensation, perception, cognition, emotion, personality, human development and abnormal behaviour. The undergraduate programme balances theory and application to provide students with the basic knowledge and research methods required in the study of psychology, and a strong foundation for public service and further studies in psychology and other disciplines. The cross-cultural orientation of the Department's teaching and research provides students with an international perspective for their future career development in a global setting.

Psychology is closely related to other subject areas that involve the study of human behaviour, and students who are familiar with psychology will find it easy to pick up these other subject areas.

Our undergraduate curriculum is comprehensive, offering more than 40 courses in various research areas. In addition to basic courses, such as General Psychology and Introduction to Statistics and Research Methods, the following five areas of concentrations are available:

    • Cognitive Science: The study of memory, cognition, language, and human intelligence, and their neural underpinnings.
    • Education and Human Development: The psychology of personal growth, educational psychology, and the psychology of child, adolescence and adults from a developmental perspective.
    • Social and Industrial-Organisational Psychology: Social, cross-cultural, and industrial and organisational psychology.
    • Clinical and Health Psychology: Abnormal and health psychology, neuropsychology and related areas.
    • Training in Guided Self-Help for Low Intensity Psychological Interventions: Application of evidence-based psychological principles in the treatment of common mental disorders and the promotion of mental health using the guided self-help approach.

This programme appeals to motivated and energetic students who are interested in understanding and studying behaviour. It also intrigues students with analytical minds who enjoy the process of conducting scientific research.

Remarks:
For details of the undergraduate curriculum, please click here.

Programme Website

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNOTE 3
NOTE: The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 New Senior Secondary elective subjects; or
(ii) 1 New Senior Secondary elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II.

REMARK:
The programme accepts specific Applied Learning course(s) with "Attained with Distinction I/II" as an extra elective subject.
Please refer to http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/adm/jupas/ApL2020 for details.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGENote1 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote2 3

Note 1
Applicants with very special circumstances may be granted waivers of this requirement on a case-by-case basis. For details, please click here.

Note 2:
The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 New Senior Secondary elective subjects#; or
(ii) 1 New Senior Secondary elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II.    

#Other Language subjects (Grade E or above) will be considered as an unspecified elective subject in fulfilling (i) above.


Note 3:

"Attained with Distinction I/II" in Applied Learning subjects will be accepted by some programmes as an extra subject for awarding bonus points. For details, please click here.     

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

Most programmes offered by CUHK consider the best results in the same subject taken by a candidate in more than one sitting of HKDSE.  Some programmes may have specific arrangements and the admission scores of candidates seeking admission on the strength of results from more than one sitting of HKDSE may be adjusted.  Details of calculation of scores in more than one sitting of HKDSE for the 2020-21 entry will be finalised and posted at the admissions website (admission.cuhk.edu.hk).

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Department of Psychology

Email: info@psy.cuhk.edu.hk

Tel: 39436578

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2019 358 466 830 1123 1131 3908
2018 359 468 860 1189 1206 4082
2017 362 461 883 1329 1236 4271
2016 355 410 779 1176 1247 3967
2015 406 450 852 1307 1429 4444
2014 401 509 1016 1479 1618 5023
2013 513 588 1042 1621 1812 5576
2012 727 746 1479 2360 2429 7741

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2019 47 1 0 0 0 48
2018 55 2 0 0 0 57
2017 55 2 0 0 0 57
2016 53 1 0 0 0 54
2015 47 2 0 0 0 49
2014 51 0 0 0 0 51
2013 44 1 0 0 0 45
2012 46 0 0 0 0 46
Footnote(s)

(1) For latest information on interviews for 2020 entry, please visit http://admission.cuhk.edu.hk