MPhil-PhD in Psychology Program By The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) |Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
  • Degree PhD
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Fees(USD) 16222-
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Sep
MPhil-PhD in Psychology
MPhil Stream
The objective of this programme is to provide advanced academic and research training in a field of specialization in psychology. Students, under close supervision by a faculty member, are required to write a thesis that will contribute to psychological knowledge, and complete a minimum of 17 units of courses (excluding thesis research courses).
PhD Stream
The objective of this programme is to train students to make independent contributions to the advancement of psychological knowledge. Students are required to complete a minimum of 17 units of courses (excluding thesis research courses), pass a candidacy examination, and submit a research thesis and pass an oral examination for graduation.
Fields of Specialization
  • Cognition
  • Education Psychology
  • Gender Studies
  • Health and Community Psychology
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychology
  • Life Span Development Psychology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Perception
  • Personality
  • Quantitative Psychology
  • Social Psychology
Please visit the Division's homepage for more information. 
Tuition Fee: HK$42,100 per annum regardless of the study mode
Admission Requirements: In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, 
MPhil in Psychology
All applicants should:
  • possess a Bachelor's degree in Psychology or in a related field; and
  • have obtained an overall GPA of 3.0 or above.
All MPhil applicants should also submit 
  • a full resume
  • a statement of research interest in specific topic(s) or issue(s) in psychology and justifications (750 words in English); and
  • a statement to indicate their career goals and plans.
PhD in Psychology
All applicants should:
  • possess a Bachelor's degree in Psychology or in a related field;
  • have obtained an overall GPA of 3.5 or above or honours not lower than Second Class Upper; and
  • have completed an individually supervised research thesis.
All PhD applicants should also submit: 
  • a full resume
  • a research proposal in English (2,500 words or above); and
  • a statement to indicate their career goals and plans.
All supporting documents including confidential recommendations should reach our Division on or before the application deadline.

About University

Founded in 1963, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West.

Unique College System

CUHK is the only university in Hong Kong that offers a collegiate system. The nine Colleges of CUHK offer a plethora of non-formal learning opportunities to complement the formal curricula.

Academic Programmes

At CUHK, a wide range of academic programmes leading to the bachelor’s degree are organized in its eight Faculties, including Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, and Social Science.

Given its geographical location, traditions, and ties, CUHK enjoys special advantages in the study of Chinese language, culture, economics, among others. Different specialties in engineering (electronic, information, automation, among others.) command world-leading positions. Its Business School, Law School, and Medical School are reputable training grounds for professionals in their respective fields as well as centres of seminal research.

Research Excellence

CUHK promotes interdisciplinary research excellence on a local, national and international scale. It has four research priorities, which are China StudiesTranslational BiomedicineInformation and Automation Technology and Environment and Sustainability. The University is a world leader in non-invasive prenatal testing theory and method, genomic studies on plants for sustainable agriculture and food security, and network coding theory that revolutionized data transmission and network applications.

The prowess, variety and impact of research at CUHK can be further demonstrated from its establishment of five state key laboratories, past and ongoing Areas of Excellence research projects, and the many research institutes and collaborations with eminent overseas research institutions. CUHK is a member of the Worldwide Universities Network and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities.

Great Campus in a Great City

CUHK has the largest, most scenic and sustainably designed and maintained campus in Hong Kong, complete with modern learning facilities and cultural, sport, social and other amenities. Located in Shatin, the campus is conveniently connected with the MTR system to all parts of the city.


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