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Department of Applied Psychology

Senior-year Entry

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


Junior Research Project 3 1
Total 60 20


* 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.