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The University of Hong Kong offers three postgraduate programmes in clinical psychology, including Master of Social Sciences in Clinical Psychology Programme, the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in the field of Clinical Psychology Programme, and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the field of Clinical Psychological Sciences Programme.

The Master of Social Sciences (MSocSc) in Clinical Psychology programme of The University of Hong Kong is the first postgraduate programme designed to train professional clinical psychologists to serve the community of Hong Kong. Since its inception in 1971, the programme has produced over 250 qualified clinical psychologists in Hong Kong. The MSocSc (CP) programme is the building block of the clinical psychology training. It covers the core competencies required in being a professional and competent clinical psychologist.

Our Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology, established in 2004, is a first-of-its-kind programme offered in Hong Kong. Its primary aim is to provide advanced training for experienced CPs who hold a recognized MSocSc degree in Clinical Psychology or equivalent to become professional leaders in the field.

Our PhD in Clinical Psychological Sciences programme provide vigorous training for students seeking excellence in academic and scientific research training in addition to the CP professional training.

Interested applicants can apply through the online application system:
Master of Social Sciences (Clinical Psychology)
Doctor of Psychology in the field of Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology as a Profession

In this video, several experienced clinical psychologists in the field will share with you their visions and reflections on clinical psychology as a profession.

Admission Talks & Sharing Sessions

Admission Talks by the Faculty

Dr. Christian Chan

Admission Talk by
Dr. Christian Chan (Programme Director, MSocSc(CP) Programme)

In this talk, Dr. Chan will introduce:

Part I
* A career as a clinical psychologist
* Postgraduate studies in clinical psychology - study pathways
* Overview of MSocSc (CP) programme offered at HKU 

Dr. Christian Chan

Admission Talk by
Dr. Christian Chan (Programme Director, MSocSc(CP) Programme)

In this talk, Dr. Chan will introduce:

Part II 
* Admission Process for MSocSc(CP) Programme 

Dr. Christian Chan

Admission Talk by
Dr. Christian Chan (Programme Director, MSocSc(CP) Programme)

In this talk, Dr. Chan will introduce:

Part III
* PhD in Clinical Psychological Sciences Programme 

Dr. Christian Chan

Admission Talk by
Dr. Wai Sze Chan (Programme Director, PsyD(CP) Programme)

In this talk, Dr. Chan will introduce:

* Overview of PsyD(CP) programme offered at HKU
* Admission eligibility & application procedure for PsyD(CP) programme 

Sharing Session by CP Graduates

In this sharing session, our graduates of the MSocSc(CP) programme will share with you their experiences and reflections of the two-year clinical training in the programme. They will also give you some tips about how to prepare yourself for the application of our MSocSc(CP) programme.

Graduates’ self-introduction and Question about HKU Postgraduate Programmes in Clinical Psychology


Question 1:
Before joining the programme, how did you prepare yourself and what kind of experiences did you have?

Question 2:
What have you learned from this programme and how did you find these two years of training?

Question 3:
What challenges have you encountered in the programme and how did you overcome them?

Question 4:
What are the qualities that you think make you suitable for this programme? or help you survive in this programme?

Question 5:
What kind of advice/tips would you give to the potential applicants of this programme? 

Sharing Session by Thanksgiving Scholarship Recipients 

In this sharing session, two graduates of our MSocSc(CP) programme will share with you their experiences of the attachment visit as part of their Thanksgiving Scholarship. They will also talk about their learning and visions following the overseas attachment.

In-house Clinical Training in MScSc(CP) Programme - Psychological Service Unit (PSU) at HKU

The Psychological Services Unit (PSU), established in 1988, stems from a tested model linking service with training and is the first of its kind in Hong Kong. The Unit provides an array of specialised services within the discipline of psychology, targeted towards Hong Kong's population and organisations.

PSU functions not only as a service organisation but also as a training facility, where our postgraduate trainees in clinical psychology have the opportunity to obtain in-depth clinical training with the guidance of our teaching staff who are experienced practitioners. 

Sharing Session by CP students on their training experiences in PSU

In this sharing session, several CP students will share with you their learning experiences in PSU.

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Live Chat with Our Professors

Session 1 (English ): Monday 16 December (6 – 7pm)
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Session 2 (Cantonese): Tuesday 17 December (6 – 7pm)
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Dr. CHAN Christian

Session 1

Dr. JIN Frances

Session 1

Dr. LI Shirley

Session 2

Dr. LI Frendi

Session 2

Live Chat with Our Current Students

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Session 1


23 December 2019 (Monday)

6pm – 7pm

Cantonese session

Session 2


27 December 2019 (Friday)

7pm – 8pm

English session

Session 3


3 January 2020 (Friday)

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Cantonese session

General Enquiries

Email: dpsychol@hku.hk
Phone: (852) 3917 5866