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University College Dublin

Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Human Resource Management (Top-up)

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  • Topic: Obtain an Honours degree in 18 months upon completing the University of College Dublin programme!
  • Date: 22 March 2018, Thursday, 07:00 PM
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  • Topic: Obtain an Honours degree in 18 months upon completing the University of College Dublin programme!
  • Date: 22 March 2018, Thursday, 07:00 PM
  • Venue: 8 Wilkie Road #02-01 Kaplan City Campus @ Wilkie Edge (Beside Peace Centre, nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut)

The Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) programme consists of 8 core modules and 4 pathway modules and may be completed in a minimum of 18 months through distance teaching in Singapore. An honours degree at University College Dublin takes 3 academic years to complete (over 3 ‘Stages’).

In the case of the Bachelor of Business Studies (Singapore), the duration of the programme is as follows:
Stage 1: Exemption granted due to Accredited Prior Learning
Stage 2: One academic year*
Stage 3: One academic year*

*An academic year is generally a minimum of 9 months duration.

  • Economic Policy & the Global Environment
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Management of Organisations
  • Project Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Managing Diversity in Employment
  • Human Resource Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Practice
  • Marketing Management
  • Data Analysis for Decision Makers
  • International Human Resource Management



Professional Recognition and Accreditation

University College Dublin:

UCD School of Business:

  • Degrees consistently ranked in the top 100 by the Financial Times and the Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Ranked 33rd in Europe (Financial Times 2013)
  • Prestigious Triple-Crown Accreditations from:
    • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
    • EQUIS (European Foundation for Management Development)
    • AMBA (Association of MBAs)

Honours Award

Honours in the degree will be awarded based on the overall average grades of all the modules in the programme in accordance with the university course regulations.

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The Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Human Resource Management (Top-up) programme accepts a wide range of qualifications.

These include:

  • Polytechnic Diploma
  • Kaplan Diploma
  • Other Private Diplomas and/or Foreign qualifications will be assessed on a case by case basis
  • In all cases the final admissions decision to the programme rests with the university
  • Applicants admitted to the programme may be required to undertake bridging units in order to fulfil the required prerequisite knowledge.

English requirement:

  • Successful completion of an approved Diploma qualification or higher, where the language of instruction was English can be considered.
  • Applicants are required to meet the University’s English language requirement (

Delivery Method

The programme provides 42 hours of lectures per module. Classes are conducted by local and visiting lecturers from National University of Ireland, Dublin. A typical term is a 3-month period covering 2 courses of study, Classes are scheduled 5 times a week with at least 3 hours of class time per session. There will be no weekend classes.

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.

Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Human Resource Management from University College Dublin.

The degree awards will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates.

Tuition fees

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

For Singaporean/PR

  • Programme fee: SGD 24,235.50 (payable in 6 installments)
  • Receive $400 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our degree course. T&Cs apply.

For International Students

  • Programme fee: SGD 29,211


Education Loan

Education loans are available, subject to meeting the bank's loan requirements. Please click here for more information.

Amex 0% interest on instalment payment effective 1st June 2017 (for instalments ranging 6 - 24 months)



Non-tuition fees

Non-refundable application fees are as follows:

For Singaporean/PR

  • Application fee: SGD 181.90

For International Students

  • Application fee: SGD 492.20
  • Administration fee: SGD 749 (which includes application for Kaplan student access card, Student’s Pass, Fee Protection Scheme and Medical Insurance)

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 subjected to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 18 Jan 2016. For more information about the programme, please contact our course consultant.

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There are 2 intakes per year. Please contact our consultants to obtain a copy of the class schedules

International Students: Oct 2017