General Information
The MPhil/PhD Programme in Psychology is designed to train scholars or researchers who are solidly grounded in theoretical perspectives, highly original, and specialized in their chosen areas, yet conversant in a broader interdisciplinary network of knowledge. The MPhil/PhD Programme aims to equip scholars or researchers with advanced knowledge and skills in a specialist field, enabling them to undertake roles requiring specialist expertise relating to the pursuit and applications of knowledge and to make a significant impact in their chosen areas of expertise. 
Unique features of the programme :
  • aboratory facilities for running cutting-edge research, such as dense-array electroencephalogram, biofeedback devices, transcranial stimulation devices, eye-trackers, play room, and observation room;
  • interdisciplinary approach, such as the interface study of psychoanalysis and neuroscience 
The MPhil/PhD programmes in Psychology provides:
  • scholarly training in the theoretical perspectives in Psychology;
  • training in advanced research techniques;
  • supervision in developing highly original research studies; and
  • learning opportunities in a broad interdisciplinary network of knowledges relating to Psychology. 
In addition to the general MPhil/PhD admission requirements, applicants must also satisfy the programme-specific entrance requirements as follows:
MPhil applicants should:
  • Possess an undergraduate degree in Psychology or a relevant field. 
PhD applicants should:
  • Possess an MPhil or a taught master’s degree; OR 
  • graduated from a recognised university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with First Class honours in Psychology
All applicants should have excellent command of spoken and written English. 
Applicants are recommended to contact and discuss their proposals with potential supervisors before submitting the application. 

Online Application

Click here to access the online application.

1. Please prepare the following supporting documents for upload in order to complete your application form:
     - A recent, color, passport-size photo (i.e., approximately 40mm (Width) x 50 mm (Height) and show full frontal face with clear facial features.)
     - A copy of your HKID Card or other identification document
     - Copies of certificates of academic/professional qualifications
     - A research proposal
     - A sample of writings (except MPhil / PhD in Psychology)
2. Applicants are required to pay an application fee of HK$200 by Credit Card (Visa or Master card) via the online payment system (a link will be sent to your email once the application form is submitted).
3. Official transcripts of your undergraduate and postgraduate studies should be directly sent to the Graduate School in a sealed envelope from the issuing universities.
4. Confidential recommendations from each of your two academic referees should be sealed by the referees and posted directly to the University within 2 weeks from the date of submission of your application.
5. An official score report of IELTS on English proficiency should be directly sent by examination bodies. IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date.
6. Applicants from the Mainland have to register for online authentication from the China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC) to verify their bachelor degree.
7. Incomplete application will NOT be considered.
8. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview by email one month after the closing of application.
9. If your application is unsuccessful, the form and all the supporting documents will be destroyed 8 weeks after the application deadline.

For enquiries

Tel: (852) 28067307

Contact Us

Head of Department:  Prof. YU, Kai-Ching Calvin

Programme Specific Enquiry:
Tel: (852) 2806 7307
Fax: (852) 2806 8044
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