Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Human Resource Management (Double Major)

Provided by Kaplan Higher Education Academy


Awarded by Murdoch University

Course introduction


As one of Australia’s leading universities, Murdoch University is a progressive, dynamic and modern institution with an international reputation for quality teaching excellence, research and student satisfaction.

• Ranked in the World’s Top 100 Universities under 50 years old
(Times Higher Education Young University 2017 – Top 200 global universities under 50 years old)
• Ranked in the Top 100 Best Universities in the Asia-Pacific region
(Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017)
• Ranked in the World’s Top 100 Most International Universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016 – Top 200 Most International Universities)

Graduation and Degree

Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Human Resource Management (Double Major) from Murdoch University. The degree will be the same as that awarded to on-campus graduates in Australia.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Students have the option to enrol in either single or double majors.


  • Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)
  • Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)

PSY141  Introduction to Psychological Science
PSY173  Psychological Research Methods
PSY101 Introduction to Cultural Psychology
PSY388 Psychology: Abnormal Behaviour
PSY294 Psychology: Cognitive Processes
PSY392 Psychology: Family Relations and Social Development
PSY286 Psychology: Human Development
PSY391 Psychology: Individual Differences and Performance
PSY287 Psychology: Self and Society
PSY285 Psychology: Social Bases of Behaviour
PSY393 Psychology: The Developing Mind
PSY251 Psychology: Biological Bases of Behaviour

Human Resource Management
BUS293  Organisational Theory & Behaviour
BSL202  Workplace Law
BUS297 Principles of Human Resources Management
BUS301 Humans Resource Economics
BUS340 Advanced Human Resource Perspectives
BUS332 Employment Relations

Students are required to complete the following common units :
BSC201  Psychology: Measurement, Design and Analysis
BSC302  Advanced Quantitative Research Methods
BRD209  Creativity and Innovation
BRD251  Wellbeing

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

Entry Requirements

Students with Polytechnic Diplomas, Kaplan Diplomas or Murdoch University-recognised Private Diplomas will be given exemptions and gain entry to Year 2 of the programme. They can complete the course in 24 months instead of 28 months.

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Human Resource Management (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

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 of higher, where the language of instruction was English.

English requirement for International students:
•Applicants are required to meet Murdoch University English language requirement.
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Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Delivery Method

Students will attend a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops in this programme. Students have the flexibility to plan their study schedule. Classes are conducted on weekday evenings or weekends to suit the busy schedules of students enrolled in this programme. Each unit is supported with 24 contact hours. The Dean from Murdoch University is based in Singapore to oversee all academic aspects and ensure a high standard of academic delivery here.

Assessment Methods

Each unit is assessed by any combination of class participation, written assignments, project or examinations. Assessment methods may vary according to individual unit requirements.

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee covers university registration, study guides, textbooks, intensive seminars and workshops, assignments, examination (if applicable), projects, degree (if earned) and transcript.

For Singaporean/PR

- Programme fee:

  • S$25,936.80 (Single Major*) payable in 4 instalments
  • S$35,181.60 (Double Major) payable in 6 instalments
- Receive S$400 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our degree programme. T&Cs apply.
*Single major refers to Bachelor of Arts in Psychology or Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management.

Education Loan

Education loans are available, subject to meeting the bank's loan requirements. 

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 7 October 2016. For more information about the programme, please contact our course consultant.