MPhil in Psychology

Lingnan University

Program Description

MPhil in Psychology

Lingnan University

MPhil in Psychology

Duration: 2 years (Full-time)

Place: Hong Kong

Teaching and research in the Department of Applied Psychology cover many exciting areas, including occupational health psychology, positive psychology, applied social psychology, cross-cultural psychology, cognitive psychology, work-life balance, and human-computer interaction, etc. Members of staff have internationally recognised expertise in the areas of:

  • Occupational health psychology (occupational stress, work-life balance, psychology of safety, job insecurity)
  • Positive psychology (positive emotion, positive leadership, psychological capital including resilience, self-efficacy, optimism and hope.)
  • Cross-cultural psychology
  • Applied social psychology
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Human error, human-computer interaction
  • Human cognition

Application for Admission

Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$14,940* (US$1 = HK$7.8).

*rate subject to review

Application Period

The University invites applications from 2 November 2015 to 29 January 2016. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis, subject to the availability of places.

General Admission Requirements

  1. An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally:
  • a. hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or
  • b. have obtained an equivalent qualification; or
  • c. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment.
  1. In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent score in a recognised test, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are required to fulfill additional requirements, if any, set by the programmes to which they apply for admission.

Programme Specific Admission Requirements

In lieu of the TOEFL and IELTS scores, an applicant can submit results from the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), GRE, GMAT, member of Institute of Linguists (MIL), or the College English Test (CET) of People’s Republic of China, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated August 12, 2016
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