Faculty of Social Sciences
Offered As: Major Minor
URL: https://psychology.hku.hk/undergraduate/ https://psychology.hku.hk/undergraduate/
*Open to students of other Faculties:
Credits: 72 36
What is it about? Neuroscience is the interdisciplinary study of the structure and function of the nervous
system. This programme focuses on the neural mechanisms underlying behavior cognition and
perception in humans, both in health and disease (although students will be exposed to findings from animal studies as well). Students will be given rigorous academic training, from a variety of disciplines, to prepare them for further studies and research, as well as to be able to eventually translate the relevant knowledge into practical applications. Apart from academic careers and further medical training in areas such as cognitive neuroscience, psychology, neurology, and psychiatry, other career paths include computer science, education, artificial intelligence, public policy, marketing, medicine, and pharmacology etc., as they all benefit from a basic training in neuroscience.
Offering Faculty/ Department/ School/Institute Department of Psychology

Pre-requisite requirements and/or other conditions for declaring the major/minor The major# option/minor option is open to all HKU undergraduates. Candidates are required to have Level 3/above in HKDSE Biology, Chemistry or Combined Science OR equivalent courses (subject to the approval from the Department of Psychology), before enrolling in the neuroscience core courses.

PSYC1001 & two pre-requisite courses at introductory level from any faculties, bearing in mind the pre-requisite requirements for courses listed in the Disciplinary ElectivesĀ, and take the relevant pre-requisite courses as necessary.

Note: Should there be an overlap of introductory courses for the two majors, candidates will be exempted from such requirements for neuroscience major and are required to make up any credit shortfall arising from such double-counting by taking disciplinary electives.


Declaration of Neuroscience major/minor is not available via the SIS during course selection period or add/drop period. Students who would like to declare major/minor in Neuroscience are required to submit an online application form to the Department of Psychology one week before the end of add/drop period each semester. For the successful candidates, they will be informed by the respective faculties about the declaration result after add-drop period each semester. For details, please check with Department of Psychology.
Career opportunities For details, please check with Department of Psychology, Faculty or CEDARS (Careers & Placement)
Further information https://psychology.hku.hk/undergraduate/
Contact T: 3917 5867
E: ugpsyc@hku.hk
* Note: Students pursuing curricula with major / minor programme(s) must complete at least one major programme from their home Faculties upon graduation. Disclaimer: The information mainly applies to students admitted in 2023-24 and thereafter. For students from different cohorts, the information is only for reference. Please check with Faculty/offering department for details. The pre-requisite requirements / conditions are subject to changes by Faculties from time to time, and students are advised to check with their Faculty Office in case of doubt.