Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Psychology Studies

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Regulations for the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology Studies and Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Psychology Studies (for students admitted in 2020 Autumn term and thereafter)

These regulations are made under paragraphs 1 to 4 of the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees.

In these regulations definitions shall apply as in the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees and in the Interpretation Section of the Academic Rules and Regulations.

Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology Studies (BSSCPS)
1. To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology Studies, a student shall:
  a) comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
  b) comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
  c) obtain at least 120 credits of which no more than 20 credits shall be obtained at Foundation level; and
  d) obtain at least 120 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the degree for which notice has been given, including at least 20 credits in courses at Higher level; and
  e) successfully complete the prescribed programme of studies.
2. For the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology Studies*, the University has prescribed that a student must:
  a) successfully complete 20 credits from course(s) labelled FD in Table 1, i.e.
    20 credits from SOSC A101 ; and
    OR
    20 credits from SOSC A112C and SOSC A121C and SOSC A122C; and
  b) successfully complete 20 credits from course SOSC A313 or SOSC A313C (labelled FR in Table 1); and
  c) obtain at least 80 credits from core psychology courses (labelled PC in Table 1), of which must include PSYC A212/PSYC A212C and PSYC A318.
    * Of the 120 credits required for the attainment of the degree, students can complete up to 40 credits of courses in a language of instruction other than English.
     
Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Psychology Studies (BSSCHPS)
1. To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Psychology Studies, a student shall:
  a) comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
  b) comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
  c) obtain at least 160 credits, of which no more than 20 credits shall be obtained at Foundation level; and
  d) obtain at least 40 credits in courses at Higher level; and
  e) successfully complete the prescribed programme of studies.
2.

For the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Psychology Studies*, the University has prescribed that a student must:

  a) successfully complete 20 credits from course(s) labelled FH in Table 1, i.e.
    20 credits from SOSC A101 ; and
    OR
    20 credits from SOSC A112C and SOSC A121C and SOSC A122C; and
  b) successfully complete 20 credits from course SOSC A313 or SOSC A313C (labelled FRH in Table 1); and
  c)

successfully obtain 120 credits from core compulsory courses labelled PCH in Table 1, i.e.

    PSYC A209 or PSYC A215C; and
    PSYC A212 or PSYC A212C; and
    PSYC A303 or PSYC A309C; and
    PSYC A307 or PSYC A317C; and
    PSYC A226 and
    PSYC A227 and
    PSYC A318 and
    PSYC A319
    * Of the 160 credits required for the attainment of the degree, students can complete up to 50 credits of courses in a language of instruction other than English.
3. Each degree with Honours shall be conferred with a classification of First Class, Second Class (Upper Division), Second Class (Lower Division) or Third Class save that exceptionally a degree may be conferred without classification.
4. Subject to the requirements of the relevant programme of study, each person on whom an Honours degree is to be conferred shall be assigned to a classification determined by the University according to its regulations.
5. For the calculation of scores for classification purposes in the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Psychology Studies, the University has deemed that “Group (a)” shall consist of the best 40 credits in courses at Higher level listed in Table 1, and that “Group (b)” shall consist of the best 40 credits in courses at Higher or Middle level listed in Table 1, where such credits are not taken into account in “Group (a)” . Further, that “X” shall equal one, that is “Group (a)” and “Group (b)” shall be equally weighted. (Refer to the paragraphs on Classification of the Degree with Honours of the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees.)

Table 1

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

BSSCPS

BSSCHPS

Honours
Classification Group

Foundation level

SOSC A101 1,2

Social Sciences: A Foundation Course

20

FD

FH

SOSC A112C 1,2 Foundations of Social Sciences: Economics and Politics
10
FD
FH
SOSC A121C 1,2 Foundations of Social Sciences: Psychology
5

FD

FH

SOSC A122C 1,2

Foundations of Social Sciences: Sociology

5

FD

FH

Middle level

PSYC A209 3 Child Development
20
PC
PCH

b

PSYC A212 1,4 Exploring Psychology
20
PC
PCH

b

PSYC A212C 1,4 Introductory Psychology: Theory and Application
20
PC
PCH

b

PSYC A215C 3 Developmental Psychology
20
PC
PCH

b

PSYC A226 Biological Psychology: Exploring the Brain
10
PCH

b

PSYC A227 Positive Psychology
10
PCH

b

Higher level

PSYC A303 1,6

Cognitive Psychology and the Mind

20
PC
PCH

a or b

PSYC A307 1,7

Social Psychology: Critical Perspectives on Self and Others

20
PC
PCH

a or b

PSYC A309C 1,6 Cognitive Psychology
20
PC
PCH
a or b
PSYC A317C 1,7 Social Psychology
20
PC
PCH
a or b
PSYC A318 History of Psychology
10
PC
PCH
a or b
PSYC A319 Theories of Personality Psychology
10
PC
PCH
a or b
SOSC A313 1,5 Research Methods in Social Sciences
20
FR
FRH
a or b
SOSC A313C 1,5 Research Methods in Social Sciences
20
FR
FRH
a or b

Notes:

  1. Courses form excluded combinations with other courses. Only one of the courses of the excluded combinations can count towards an OUHK award. Students should refer to the list of excluded combinations for details.
     
  2. If students have successfully completed SOSC A101, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for SOSC A112C and SOSC A121C and SOSC A122C. If students have successfully completed SOSC A111C, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for SOSC A121C and SOSC A122C.
     
  3. If students have successfully completed PSYC A209, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for PSYC A215C.
     
  4. If students have successfully completed PSYC A212, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for PSYC A212C.
     
  5. If students have successfully completed SOSC A313, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for SOSC A313C.
     
  6. If students have successfully completed PSYC A303, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for PSYC A309C.
     
  7. If students have successfully completed PSYC A307, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for PSYC A317C.
     

October 2020