Associate of Social Sciences (Psychology)

Key Features

  • Providing students with a solid and comprehensive foundation in psychology
  • Analysing human thinking process and behavioural pattern 
  • Explaining the importance of mental health to human well-being

Programme Objectives

  • Provides relevant knowledge about psychology with a scientific analysis of mental processes and human behaviour

  • Equips students with ability to apply knowledge of psychology to daily life and interpersonal relationship

  • Prepares students for more advanced study in any area of psychology

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:​
  • demonstrate an understanding of major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and research findings from different sub-fields in psychology;
  • apply psychological principles to the analysis of personal, organisational, and social issues;
  • dentify the professional ethical issues in psychology;
  • demonstrate proficiency in the use of English and Chinese languages and communicate effectively for further studies or work;
  • apply creative problem-solving, IT applications, and critical thinking skills for handling further studies or career pursuits;and
  • demonstrate an understanding of cross-disciplinary knowledge and possible cross-disciplinary application.


General Education (36 Credits)

  • General English

  • English for Academic Purposes I

  • English for Academic Purposes II

  • Business Communication

  • Chinese Language for Communication I

  • Chinese Language for Communication II

  • Chinese Language for Communication III

  • Logic and Critical Thinking

  • Understanding Morality

  • Introduction to Information Literacy

  • Free Elective (Details​)

  • Free Elective (Details​)

Programme Specific Courses (24 Credits)

  • Introduction to Psychology

  • Health Psychology

  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

  • Personality Psychology

  • Research Methods and Statistics in Social Sciences

  • Work Psychology

  • Life-span Development

  • Exploring Social Psychology

Apart from Chinese courses and courses which require students to have working knowledge of Chinese, all courses are normally taught in English.

Articulation Prospects

Some recent graduates of this programme were admitted to the following Bachelor's Degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons), Lingnan University

  • Bachelor of Social Sciencec in Gender Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 

Career Prospects

  • Family Services

  • Social Services

  • Student Services

  • Teaching Assistant

  • Government or Non-governmental Organisations

Student Achievements

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HSBC Scholars Day 2016

Teaching and Learning Support

Dr. Cheung Yim from Department of Counselling and Psychology, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, was invited to hold a talk named “Psychology and counselling: AI resistant and AI irreplaceable job” and share articulation information with students of Associate of Social Sciences (Psychology) and Higher Diploma in Psychology (Guidance and Counselling) at LIFE on 16 October 2020. The students not only learnt more about psychology and counselling, but also articulation pathways.

Dr. Cheung Yim from Department of Counselling and Psychology, Hong Kong Shue Yan University

Hong Kong Shue Yan University representative shared articulation information with LIFE students.

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The following scholarships were available for students with outstanding performance in academic studies, great achievement in extra-curricular activities and/or valuable contribution to the College/University/Community:

  • Lingnan Club Scholarship
  • Lingnan Education Organization Scholarship
  • Lingnan University Alumni Association (Hong Kong) Scholarship

Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
This course/ The mother course (Title of Qualification) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [4]).

QR Registration No.: 17/000617/L4
QR Registration Validity Period: 01/07/2017 To On-going

For details, please refer to "Continuing Education Fund (CEF)" in our website.

Graduate Sharing



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