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Department of Applied Psychology

Programmes

Undergraduate programmes

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) Programmes (BSocSc)

The Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Psychology Programme offers comprehensive undergraduate training to students interested in learning about psychology and its application. In this program, students will acquire foundational knowledge in courses such as Introduction to Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology. At the advanced level, students will learn to apply psychology knowledge in subjects such as Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Health Psychology, Environmental Psychology, Stress management, Positive Psychology. Through training in knowledge and application, graduates of this programme are prepared to be critical users of psychological science in everyday life.

The following summary table describes the programme structure for 2021-22 intake students (4-year curriculum). More details about the programme structure can be found here. More information about Lingnan University’s Core Curriculum and Language Training is also available.

Course Category Total Number of Credits Total Number of Courses
Core Curriculum: Common Core Courses 12 4
Core Curriculum: Cluster Courses 15 5
English Language 12 4
Chinese Language 6 2
Social Sciences Foundation 12 4
Major Required Courses
  • PSY3101 Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology I
  • PSY3201 Human Development and Psychology of Adulthood
  • PSY3205 Social Psychology
  • PSY3209 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY4101 Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology II
15 5
Major Elective Courses
(choose 6 courses from the following, with at least 3 courses at the 4000 level)
  • PSY3001 Stress and Coping: Theory and Practices
  • PSY3102 Exploring Psychology in Western and Chinese Cultures
  • PSY3103 Psychology of Human Performance and Technology
  • PSY3202 Psychology Applied to Occupational Safety and Health
  • PSY3206 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY3207 Health Psychology
  • PSY3208 Personality and Individual Differences
  • PSY3301 Positive Psychology and Positive Living
  • PSY3332 Environmental Psychology
  • PSY4001 Biological Psychology
  • PSY4002 Sensation and Perception
  • PSY4003 Psychological Testing and Assessment
  • PSY4102 Cross-cultural Psychology
  • PSY4103 Contemporary Issues in Psychology
  • PSY4310 Counseling Psychology
  • PSY4325 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • SSC3213 Political Psychology and Behaviour
  • SSC4319 Senior Thesis
18

Junior Research Project 3 1
Free Electives 27 9
Total 120 40

 

For students admitted as Year-3, Psychology-major students in the academic year 2021-22 (i.e., senior-year entry treated as 2019-20 intake) with the Concentration in Counselling Psychology, the following summary table describes the programme structure. More details about the programme structure can be found here. More information about Lingnan University’s Core Curriculum and Language Training is also available.

Course Category Total Number of Credits Total Number of Courses
Core Curriculum: Common Core Courses 6 2
English Language 9 3
Chinese Language 3 1
Social Sciences Foundation 12 4
Major Required Courses *
  • PSY3101 Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology I
  • PSY3201 Human Development and Psychology of Adulthood
  • PSY3205 Social Psychology
  • PSY3209 Cognitive Psychology
12* 4*
Major Elective Courses **
(FOUR marked with ** plus ONE 4000-level course)
  • ** PSY3001 Stress and Coping: Theory and Practices
  • PSY3102 Exploring Psychology in Western and Chinese Cultures
  • PSY3103 Psychology of Human Performance and Technology
  • PSY3202 Psychology Applied to Occupational Safety and Health
  • ** PSY3206 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY3207 Health Psychology
  • PSY3208 Personality and Individual Differences
  • PSY3301 Positive Psychology and Positive Living
  • PSY3332 Environmental Psychology
  • PSY4001 Biological Psychology
  • PSY4002 Sensation and Perception
  • ** PSY4003 Psychological Testing and Assessment
  • * PSY4101 Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology II
  • PSY4102 Cross-cultural Psychology
  • PSY4103 Contemporary Issues in Psychology
  • ** PSY4310 Counseling Psychology
  • PSY4325 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • SSC3213 Political Psychology and Behaviour
  • SSC4319 Senior Thesis
15

5

Junior Research Project 3 1
Total 60 20

Notes:

* For students admitted as Year-3, Psychology-major students in the academic year 2022-23 or later (i.e., senior-year entry treated as 2020-21 intake or later),  PSY4101 Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology II will be added as one of the FIVE Major Required Courses.

** These FOUR courses are required for the Concentration in Counselling Psychology; students admitted to this Concentration are required to take ONE more 4000-level course under the category of Major Elective Courses.

 

 

The Self-financed Undergraduate Programme: Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Business Psychology (BPSY)
 

 

Postgraduate programmes

The MSc Programme: Master of Science in Work and Organisational Psychology Programme (MWOP)

The MSc Programme: Master of Social Sciences in Organisational Psychology and Education Management (OPEM)