Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminology (Double Major)

Provided by Kaplan Higher Education Academy


Awarded by Murdoch University

Course introduction


Pursue a comprehensive education with a Murdoch Double Major Degree in Psychology and Criminology, and study a variety of interesting, complementing topics such as “The Developing Mind” and “Criminal Behaviour” respectively.
The Psychology field further expands on your foundational knowledge of the social bases of behaviour, with deeper insights into human psyche. This can help develop better understanding of the reasoning, motivations and cognitive processes of criminals, in order to better prevent and counter crime.
On the flip side, Criminology presents new opportunities for you to apply your knowledge. Through exploring criminal law and the justice system, you will be able to better adapt your Psychological techniques for crime prevention and deliverance of justice.
The knowledge and skills acquired from both majors may also build skills that have value even in other fields or in your personal life, such as analysis, research, understanding people better and being knowledgeable about crime.
Choose a Murdoch Double Major Degree programme to reinforce your knowledge and boost your employability in both of these exciting fields.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

PSY141           Introduction To Psychology Science
PSY101           Introduction To Cultural Psychology
PSY286           Psychology: Human Development
PSY285           Psychology: Social Bases Of Behaviour
PSY287           Psychology: Evolved Social Cognition
PSY388           Psychology: Abnormal Behaviour
PSY294           Psychology: Cognitive Processes
PSY251           Psychology: Biological Bases Of Behaviour
PSY391           Psychology: Individual Differences And Performance
PSY393           Psychology: The Developing Mind
PSY392           Psychology: Family Relations And Social Development

PSY173           Introduction To Psychological Research Methods
CRM201          Policing And Crime Prevention
CRM203          Criminal Behaviour
BRD205           Crime Through The Ages
CRM219          International And Transnational Crimes
CRM389          Psychology And Law
BSL391            Alternative Dispute Resolution

In addition, students have to complete the following common Year 2 and 3 units:
BSC201 Psychology: Measurement, Design and Analysis
BRD209 Creativity and Innovation
BRD251 Wellbeing
BSC302 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods

Polytechnic holders may opt for the single major Bachelor of Arts in Psychology programme which consists of 12 units.

Entry Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminology (Double Major) accepts a wide range of qualifications with advanced standing:
These include:

  • Polytechnic Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Kaplan Diploma
  • Private Diploma will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
  • ACCA
Applicants admitted to the Bachelor of Business programme may be required to undertake bridging units to fulfil the required prerequisite knowledge. The final decision rests with Murdoch University.
Successful completion of a recognised approved Diploma qualification or higher, where the language of instruction was English.

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees
The total 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.
For Singaporean/PR

  • Programme fee:
    • S$36,743.80 (Double Major) payable in 6 instalments
    • Receive S$400 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our Degree programme. T&Cs apply.
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
Please click here for more information on Maybank Education loan and here for OCBC Frank Education loan. T&C apply, subject to bank’s approval.
Non-Tuition Fees
Non-refundable application fees are as follows:
For Singaporean/PR
  • Application fee: S$181.90
All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

*Note: All fees are subject to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 11 Oct 2018. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.