Graduation Project (HP4099) 

The Graduation Project (FYP) is undertaken during a student’s final year. Students who successfully pass the FYP will be awarded 8 AUs. Students who are planning to go for exchange are not allowed to register for FYP.


The objective of the FYP in Psychology is to expose students to many of the elements that are inherent in independent research work in psychology. With the guidance of an advisor, the student will learn to identify a research issue in an area of psychology, conduct empirical, meta-analytical (use of secondary data), or library research, and write up a research report of about 9,000 to 10,000 words.


The Division FYP Coordinator is Dr. QU Li (

For students admitted in AY2013-14 and onwards

The Opt-In FYP system will apply to HSS students admitted in 2013 and after.

To obtain a 1st or 2nd class upper honours degree, students must read and complete their graduation projects. FYP is thus compulsory for students with CGPA of 3.90 and above. Students with CGPA within the holding band of 3.75 to 3.90 will be allowed to opt-in to do FYP at the discretion of the Division and those below the required CGPA will not be allowed to complete FYP, but can read two 4000- level courses instead to fulfill the 8AUs requirement. 

For students admitted before AY2013-14
The Opt-Out FYP system applies to HSS students admitted before 2013.
FYP is compulsory for students who are potentially in line for a 1st Class or 2nd Class Upper Honours standing, based on their CGPA at the end of their 3rd Year of Study – i.e. CGPA of 3.75 and above. However, it will be made optional for students with a CGPA of 3.75 and below.