Bachelor

Faculty of Social Sciences


Overview

This degree provides the foundation for the scientific study of human behaviour.

Description

The Bachelor of Psychology provides a broad understanding to the fundamental principles which shape human behaviour. The programme explores the stages of psychological development from childhood and into adulthood as well as the processes which underpin learning, perception and memory. Through an appreciation of the importance of a scientific approach to psychology, the programme will explore how learning, biology and culture intersect within the human mind.

Course Duration
4 years full-time (day) programme

Teaching Medium
English

Total Number of Credits for Graduation
148

Campus
Ilha Verde Campus

Programme’s Government Approval (in Chinese and Portuguese only) (Click here)

Calendar
September to May

Weekly Schedule
Approximately 20 hours each week
Mondays to Fridays 09:00 to 18:30


Key Features

  • Gives a sound understanding of neuroscience and its relationship to human behaviour
  • Enables students to learn how to conduct research within psychology and to interpret and evaluate research studies
  • Provides in-depth knowledge in a specific area of Psychology by studying a specialisation

Coordinator's Message

In general, people used to have the following ideas of Psychology:

l   Psychology is a subject of helping others with psychological problems or,

l   People who study Psychology can comprehend others’ mind easily.

Nonetheless, Psychology is a scientific study of human behaviours and mental processes, i.e. it is a subject to understand ourselves and others in terms of cognitive, emotional and behavioral aspects of our daily life systematically. Of course, this is a challenge as people are complex and multifaceted, with a wide range of factors and experiences which shape our thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

If you have a keen interest in exploring and learning more about human behaviours from a scientific perspective then Psychology is a subject that will both enlighten and challenge you. Through the learning process of Psychology, it provides us a framework with which to make sense of ones’ personal experience, growth and development.

Prof. Angus Kuok


Typical Career Options

  • Human Resource Management: All types of organisations need staff with ‘people skills’ to assist with the recruitment and training of staff
  • Counsellor: A foundation in Psychology provides the basis for developing a career in working with people to help solve psychological problems

Study plan & description of modules

Students must complete all the main modules and one specialisation

Please click on any specific module to see its description.


Modules

Year 1
LCO102
2.00 credits
LPY101
3.00 credits
LPY102
3.00 credits
LPY103
3.00 credits
LPY105
3.00 credits
LPY106
3.00 credits
LPY107
3.00 credits
LPY221
2.00 credits
LSW213
3.00 credits
ENG101
3.00 credits
ENG102
2.00 credits
ENG103
3.00 credits
ENG104
2.00 credits
Year 2
LCO103
2.00 credits
LPY220
2.00 credits
LPY233
3.00 credits
LPY234
3.00 credits
LPY235
3.00 credits
LPY236
3.00 credits
LPY238
3.00 credits
ENG105
3.00 credits
ENG106
2.00 credits
ENG107
3.00 credits
ENG108
2.00 credits
Year 3
LCO106
2.00 credits
LPY209
3.00 credits
LPY212
3.00 credits
LPY305
3.00 credits
PTG101
3.00 credits
PTG102
2.00 credits
PTG103
3.00 credits
PTG104
2.00 credits
Year 4
CHN101
3.00 credits
CHN102
2.00 credits
CHN103
3.00 credits
CHN104
2.00 credits
LCO108
2.00 credits
LPY401
5.00 credits
LPY433
2.00 credits