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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Provided by: Kaplan Higher Education Academy

Course Introduction

About the Programme
An education grant of S$2,180 is available to local applicants for the 2024 intakes of this programme. Please contact our Programme Consultant for more information.
Love exploring the motivations behind people’s thoughts and actions?
Psychology is the study of human behaviour and mental processes, encompassing many aspects of human behaviour from individual differences in personality and intelligence, to emotions, motivations, memory, thought processes and interpersonal relationships. As an applied discipline, it is aligned to a professional career as a “Psychologist”.
A Psychology Degree programme equips students with broad theoretical and practical knowledge of Psychology, as well as job-ready skills in analysis, writing, research, communication and teamwork.
At Murdoch University, our Degree programme goes a step further, integrating the established basis of psychological knowledge and methods of investigation, with the latest developments in the field. It also allows students to enhance their learning by studying minors in related areas such as Criminal Psychology, Human Resources and Ethics as well.
With a Psychology Degree, you will be well-versed in human cognition and motivations, and capable of exploring the wide range of career opportunities in this diverse field.
Students have the option to enrol in either Single or Double Majors.
 
Graduation & Degree Awarded
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Murdoch University, Australia.
The Degree will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates in Australia.
 

Curriculum Overview

INTAKES
Commencement
  • January
  • May
  • September
    Please contact our programme consultant to obtain a copy of the class schedule.
Minimum Class Size
  • 20 students
    Class may commence with fewer students than indicated above, subject to resource availability. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified at least 1 week before the programme commencement date, stated in your student contract with Kaplan, and our consultants will contact you to advise on a backup plan.

Area of Studies

Core Modules
  • Advanced Quantitative Research Methods
  • Introduction to Cultural Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychological Research Methods
  • Introduction to Psychological Science
  • Psychology of Ageing
  • Psychology: Abnormal Behaviour
  • Psychology: Biological Bases of Behaviour
  • Psychology: Cognitive Processes
  • Psychology: Human Development
  • Psychology: Individual Differences and Performance
  • Psychology: Measurement, Design and Analysis
  • Psychology: Social Bases of Behaviour
Common Modules
Students are required to complete the following common modules: 
  • Career Learning: Managing Your Career*
  • Building Employability Skills OR Consulting and Freelancing
Applicants may be required to complete general elective units to fulfil the required credit points.
*3-year Polytechnic Diploma holders are exempted, subject to University’s approval.
Private Diploma and Polytechnic Diploma holders are exempted, subject to University’s approval.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements
Applicants with a Polytechnic Diploma may be exempted from up to 12 units and can gain entry to Year 2 of the programme. Applicants with a Murdoch University-recognised Kaplan Diploma or a private Diploma may be exempted from up to 8 units and can also gain entry to Year 2 of the programme.
This Degree programme accepts a wide range of qualifications, which includes:
Year 2 Entry
  • Kaplan Diploma; OR
  • Polytechnic Diploma; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications awarded by other Singapore-registered Private Education Institutions.
Year 1 Entry
Applicants admitted to the Bachelor’s Degree programme may be required to undertake bridging modules to fulfil the prerequisite knowledge.
English Language Requirements
  • An approved Diploma qualification or higher, where the language of instruction was English, OR
  • GCE O-Level English Language or Literature in English with Grade C or better; OR
  • IELTS 6.0 (with no band below 6.0)*; OR
  • Kaplan Diploma in Professional Business English (PBEP) with a score of 75% (Distinction) or higher*; OR
  • Any other equivalent English language qualification.
In all cases, the final decision on admission to the programme rests with the university.
*Applicable for international student.

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fee
The total tuition fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.
S$ 27,827.70 payable in 4 instalments 
(13 units with exemptions) 
(Nett programme fee listed above = Tuition fee of S$30,007.70 minus Education Grant of S$2,180^) 
S$32,700.00 payable in 5 instalments  
(16 units) 
(Nett programme fee listed above = Tuition fee of S$34,880.00 minus Education Grant of S$2,180^) 
Fee inclusive of 9% GST
Receive a S$400 referral fee when you recommend a friend to enrol in our Degree programme*
^The Education Grant and amount specified is exclusive to selected programmes and not transferable to other programmes or another intake of the same programme. Terms and conditions apply.
 
Non-Refundable Application Fee
S$239.80
Fee inclusive of 9% GST
 
GST
All fees indicated are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the prevailing rate of 9%. For more information on the GST revision, please refer to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) website. Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.
Fees remain subject to change. Applicant will be charged the prevailing fees and GST at the time of application. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.
 
Education Loan
Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs.
  • Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
  • Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
  • Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
  • Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years.
Education Grant
This Education Grant aims to provide financial assistance to Murdoch University students pursuing selected Degree programmes. For more information, please click here or contact our programme consultant.

Study Mode & Duration

Duration
  • Possible completion in 16 months (instead of 28 months)
Maximum allowed candidature period
  • 12 credit points: 24 months
  • 24 credit points: 48 months
  • 36 credit points: 60 months
  • 48 credit points: 72 months
  • 72 credit points: 120 months
  • 96 credit points: 144 months
  • 120 credit points: 144 months
If a student fails to complete the programme within the candidature period, they will not be entitled to any recourse or refund.
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