Hong Kong Shue Yan University

M.Sc. Online
24 months
258 USD/credit
258 USD/credit
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The Master of Social Sciences in Psychology from Hong Kong Shue Yan University, sets out to provide an education for students who are holders of Bachelor's degrees with Honours in fields other than psychology who have an interest in gaining psychological knowledge. 


The Master of Social Sciences in Psychology from Hong Kong Shue Yan University will also serve as the first step for those who intend to pursue Master's level education or above in the field of psychology in Hong Kong or overseas (e.g. Counselling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, etc.)


The programme is designed to give students sufficient grounding in the core areas of psychology to qualify them:

  • to apply for student affiliate or graduate membership of the Hong Kong Psychological Society, the American Psychological Association, the British Psychological Society, and other professional associations of comparable standing; 
  • to gain direct entry into any career potentially open to Psychology graduates in both the private and the public sectors; and 
  • to apply for postgraduate training in all recognized areas in psychology, and in particular, in one of the four areas of applied professional psychology (i.e. Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Educational Psychology, and Industrial and Organizational Psychology) in an accredited university. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Social Psychology
  • Biological Bases of Behaviour
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Contemporary Issues in Psychology

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application package shall consist of the following documents:
  • Application form (pdf version / doc version) 
  • A Photocopy of HKID Card/Passport
  •  Photocopies of degree certificates
  •  Official transcripts from post-secondary institutions/universities attended 
  • (Transcript Request Form (pdf version / doc version)
  • A photocopy of each professional qualification obtained as stated on the application form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    258 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 258 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    258 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 258 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

$72,000 ($2,000 per credit) 


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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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