PhD Programme


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Programme Title

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Research Area: Psychology


Programme Objectives

Macao is experiencing a period of very rapid social and economic development. Psychological professionals with advanced academic and research training who are familiar with local conditions are needed to help our citizens. Such training is currently not available in society. The discipline of psychology is one of the most popular and one of the most needed areas of study around the world. The goal is to meet this need through the offering of advanced psychological training to develop the talents of individuals both locally and from the Chinese mainland.


Admission Requirements

  • Applicants should hold a Master’s degree or equivalent; and
  • Applicants should have earned at least 3.0 on a 4-point GPA scale or equivalent in graduate


Period of Study

The minimum period of study is 3 academic years.


Graduation Requirements

Students must submit an original thesis and pass the oral defence of their theses to graduate.


Medium of Instruction



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PhD Supervisors

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Study Plan

PhD Programme in Psychology

(Applicable to students admitted from 2016/2017 academic year)



*Supervisors may advise their students regarding the most appropriate choice from the list provided.
**DPSY is proposing a major revision to its Master of Social Sciences in Clinical Psychology programme and the course list for students admitted without a relevant master’s degree will be updated as soon as the revisions for the Master of Social Sciences in Clinical Psychology are approved.