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(Double Major)

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminology

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  • Overview

  • Overview

  • 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 and Criminology from Murdoch University, Australia.

    The Degree will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates in Australia.

    Key facts
    Duration
    Possible completion in 24 months (instead of 36 months)
    Intakes
    January, May & September
    Career Opportunities
    Counsellor
    Educator
    Enforcement Officer
    High Intensity Therapist
    Human Resources Manager
    Human Resources Officer
    Marketing Officer
    Prison Counsellor
    Researcher
    Social Service Officer
    Youth Officer
    Assessment
    A combination of assignments and examinations
  • 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 and Criminology from Murdoch University, Australia.

    The Degree will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates in Australia.

    Key facts
    Duration
    Possible completion in 24 months (instead of 36 months)
    Intakes
    January, May & September
    Career Opportunities
    Counsellor
    Educator
    Enforcement Officer
    High Intensity Therapist
    Human Resources Manager
    Human Resources Officer
    Marketing Officer
    Prison Counsellor
    Researcher
    Social Service Officer
    Youth Officer
    Assessment
    A combination of assignments and examinations

Ranking & Accreditation

Professional Accreditation
  • Accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)
Professional Recognition
  • Recognised by the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Professional Memberships
  • Corporate Membership with PRCA Asia Pacific (PRCA APAC)
  • Student Membership with Institute of Public Relations Singapore (IPRS)
  • Intakes

    There are 3 intakes per year.

    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.

  • Intakes

    There are 3 intakes per year.

    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.

Curriculum

Modules

Core Modules

Psychology

  • Advanced Quantitative Research Methods
  • Introduction to Cultural Psychology
  • 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
  • Introduction to Psychological Research Methods*

Criminology

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Crime Through the Ages
  • Criminal Behaviour
  • International And Transnational Crimes
  • Policing And Crime Prevention
  • Psychology And Law
  • Introduction To Psychological Research Methods*

Click here for unit descriptions.

*Modules common to both majors need only be taken once.

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 modules to fulfil the required credit points.

*3-year Polytechnic Diploma holders are exempted, subject to University’s approval.

Year 1 Module Outline available here — private Diploma and Polytechnic Diploma holders are exempted, subject to University’s approval.

  • Admission Criteria
    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

    Click here for more information.

    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.

      Click here for more information.

    In all cases, the final decision on admission to the programme rests with the university.

    *Applicable for international student.

  • Admission Criteria
    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

    Click here for more information.

    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.

      Click here for more information.

    In all cases, the final decision on admission to the programme rests with the university.

    *Applicable for international student.

  • Fees

    • Local Applicants
      Apply Now

      Part-time (Local Applicants) – Click here to apply online.

      Course Fee

      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$36,645.80 payable in 6 instalments 
      (19 units with exemptions) 
      (Nett programme fee listed above = Tuition fee of S$38,825.80 minus Education Grant of S$2,180^) 

      S$38,455.20 payable in 6 instalments 
      (20 units) 
      (Nett programme fee listed above = Tuition fee of S$40,635.20 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.

      *Click here for Terms and Conditions for Rebates and Offers.


      NTUC members are eligible for funding support under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). The maximum claimable is capped annually at S$250 for NTUC members below 40 years old and S$500 for NTUC members aged 40 and above.

      For application guidelines, please click here.

      For FAQs, please click here.


      Non-Refundable Application Fee

      S$239.80
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST


      Student Development Fee

      S$283.40*
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      *Payment for this fee will be included in the first instalment.

      The Student Development Fee covers the provision of a comprehensive range of initiatives aimed at enhancing the career and industry-readiness of Kaplan students, such as programmes aimed at improving interpersonal skills, technical and digital skills, as well as career advisory and job matching services. More details can be found here.

      Payment Options

      Payment Counter Operating Hours:

      Wilkie Edge Campus, Level 2, Payment Counter Operating Hours:
      9am – 8pm (Mondays to Fridays)
      9am – 3pm (Saturdays)

      Christmas Eve and New Year Eve: 9am to 1pm

      (Closed on Sundays, Public Holidays and Chinese New Year Eve)


      SingPost SAM Kiosk/Mobile App/Web/Kiosk:

      For New Students

      New students who wish to pay their application fee or their 1st instalment of the programme fee via SAM mobile app, web or kiosk can contact the programme consultant for assistance.

      Download SAM mobile app:
      Google Playstore
      Apple Appstore

      Online payment website: 
      https://mysam.singpost.com/webhome


      Credit Card 0% Interest Instalment Payment:

      Payment to be made at the Payment Counter:

      • 6/12 months – DBS/POSB/OCBC/Standard Chartered Bank/UOB
      • 6/12/24 months – AMEX/Maybank

      Online Instalment Payment Plan (IPP):

      • 6/12 months – AMEX/OCBC/Standard Chartered Bank

      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. Terms and conditions apply, subject to bank’s approval.


      Maybank and OCBC Education Loans:

      Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years

      For assistance, you may contact your programme consultant or the bank officers, by clicking on the link.


      Cheque Payment (Singapore banks only):

      Cheque should be made payable to “Kaplan Higher Education Academy Pte Ltd”.


      Flywire (for International Students):

      For international students making overseas remittance payments through Flywire, please make payment via https://flywire-pay.kaplan.com.sg/#/ (application and programme fees only).


      Interbank Transfer/Telegraphic Transfer:

      Students can make application fee and programme fee payments via Interbank Transfer or Telegraphic Transfer.

      Kaplan Higher Education Academy
      Bank account details: 
      Bank name: DBS Bank
      Bank address: 12 Marina Boulevard, DBS Asia Central, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore 018982
      Beneficiary’s name: Kaplan Higher Education Academy Pte Ltd
      Bank code: 7171
      Branch code: 001
      Account no.: 001-900452-7
      Swift code: DBSSSGSG

      Important Note:

      • Please fill in the “Payment description” column with your Invoice details and Student CT number which can be found in the student contract.
      • If you wish to make an application fee payment via this method, please contact your programme consultant to acquire your Student CT number.
      • For new students: please sign the student contract prior to making the transfer and provide a screenshot of your payment confirmation (including hard copy payment slips, if any) with your CT number to your programme consultant.
      • For existing students: please provide a screenshot of your payment confirmation (including hard copy payment slips, if any) to [email protected] or call 6496 5661 for assistance.
      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.

  • Fees

    • Local Applicants
      Apply Now

      Full-time (Local Applicants) – Click here to apply online.

      Tuition Fee

      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$36,912.85 payable in 6 instalments 
      (19 units with exemptions) 
      (Nett programme fee listed above = Tuition fee of S$39,092.85 minus Education Grant of S$2,180^)

      S$38,760.40 payable in 6 instalments 
      (20 units) 
      (Nett programme fee listed above = Tuition fee of S$40,940.40 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.

      *Click here for Terms and Conditions for Rebates and Offers.


      NTUC members are eligible for funding support under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). The maximum claimable is capped annually at S$250 for NTUC members below 40 years old and S$500 for NTUC members aged 40 and above.

      For application guidelines, please click here.

      For FAQs, please click here.


      Non-Refundable Application Fee

      S$239.80
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST


      Student Development Fee

      S$283.40*
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      *Payment for this fee will be included in the first instalment.

      The Student Development Fee covers the provision of a comprehensive range of initiatives aimed at enhancing the career and industry-readiness of Kaplan students, such as programmes aimed at improving interpersonal skills, technical and digital skills, as well as career advisory and job matching services. More details can be found here.

      Payment Options

      Payment Counter Operating Hours:

      Wilkie Edge Campus, Level 2, Payment Counter Operating Hours:
      9am – 8pm (Mondays to Fridays)
      9am – 3pm (Saturdays)

      Christmas Eve and New Year Eve: 9am to 1pm

      (Closed on Sundays, Public Holidays and Chinese New Year Eve)


      SingPost SAM Kiosk/Mobile App/Web/Kiosk:

      For New Students

      New students who wish to pay their application fee or their 1st instalment of the programme fee via SAM mobile app, web or kiosk can contact the programme consultant for assistance.

      Download SAM mobile app:
      Google Playstore
      Apple Appstore

      Online payment website: 
      https://mysam.singpost.com/webhome


      Credit Card 0% Interest Instalment Payment:

      Payment to be made at the Payment Counter:

      • 6/12 months – DBS/POSB/OCBC/Standard Chartered Bank/UOB
      • 6/12/24 months – AMEX/Maybank

      Online Instalment Payment Plan (IPP):

      • 6/12 months – AMEX/OCBC/Standard Chartered Bank

      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. Terms and conditions apply, subject to bank’s approval.


      Maybank and OCBC Education Loans:

      Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years

      For assistance, you may contact your programme consultant or the bank officers, by clicking on the link.


      Cheque Payment (Singapore banks only):

      Cheque should be made payable to “Kaplan Higher Education Academy Pte Ltd”.


      Flywire (for International Students):

      For international students making overseas remittance payments through Flywire, please make payment via https://flywire-pay.kaplan.com.sg/#/ (application and programme fees only).


      Interbank Transfer/Telegraphic Transfer:

      Students can make application fee and programme fee payments via Interbank Transfer or Telegraphic Transfer.

      Kaplan Higher Education Academy
      Bank account details: 
      Bank name: DBS Bank
      Bank address: 12 Marina Boulevard, DBS Asia Central, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore 018982
      Beneficiary’s name: Kaplan Higher Education Academy Pte Ltd
      Bank code: 7171
      Branch code: 001
      Account no.: 001-900452-7
      Swift code: DBSSSGSG

      Important Note:

      • Please fill in the “Payment description” column with your Invoice details and Student CT number which can be found in the student contract.
      • If you wish to make an application fee payment via this method, please contact your programme consultant to acquire your Student CT number.
      • For new students: please sign the student contract prior to making the transfer and provide a screenshot of your payment confirmation (including hard copy payment slips, if any) with your CT number to your programme consultant.
      • For existing students: please provide a screenshot of your payment confirmation (including hard copy payment slips, if any) to [email protected] or call 6496 5661 for assistance.
      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.

    • International Applicants
      Apply Now

      Full-time (International Applicants) – Click here to apply online.

      Course Fee

      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$42,728 payable in 3 instalments
      (20 units)

      Fee inclusive of 9% GST


      Non-Refundable Application Fee

      S$523.20
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST


      Administration Fee

      S$1,199*
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      *Includes application for Kaplan Student Access Card, Student’s Pass, Fee Protection Scheme and Medical Insurance.

      Payment Options

      Payment Counter Operating Hours:

      Wilkie Edge Campus, Level 2, Payment Counter Operating Hours:
      9am – 8pm (Mondays to Fridays)
      9am – 3pm (Saturdays)

      Christmas Eve and New Year Eve: 9am to 1pm

      (Closed on Sundays, Public Holidays and Chinese New Year Eve)


      SingPost SAM Kiosk/Mobile App/Web/Kiosk:

      For New Students

      New students who wish to pay their application fee or their 1st instalment of the programme fee via SAM mobile app, web or kiosk can contact the programme consultant for assistance.

      Download SAM mobile app:
      Google Playstore
      Apple Appstore

      Online payment website: 
      https://mysam.singpost.com/webhome


      Credit Card 0% Interest Instalment Payment:

      Payment to be made at the Payment Counter:

      • 6/12 months – DBS/POSB/OCBC/Standard Chartered Bank/UOB
      • 6/12/24 months – AMEX/Maybank

      Online Instalment Payment Plan (IPP):

      • 6/12 months – AMEX/OCBC/Standard Chartered Bank

      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. Terms and conditions apply, subject to bank’s approval.


      Maybank and OCBC Education Loans:

      Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years

      For assistance, you may contact your programme consultant or the bank officers, by clicking on the link.


      Cheque Payment (Singapore banks only):

      Cheque should be made payable to “Kaplan Higher Education Academy Pte Ltd”.


      Flywire (for International Students):

      For international students making overseas remittance payments through Flywire, please make payment via https://flywire-pay.kaplan.com.sg/#/ (application and programme fees only).


      Interbank Transfer/Telegraphic Transfer:

      Students can make application fee and programme fee payments via Interbank Transfer or Telegraphic Transfer.

      Kaplan Higher Education Academy
      Bank account details: 
      Bank name: DBS Bank
      Bank address: 12 Marina Boulevard, DBS Asia Central, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore 018982
      Beneficiary’s name: Kaplan Higher Education Academy Pte Ltd
      Bank code: 7171
      Branch code: 001
      Account no.: 001-900452-7
      Swift code: DBSSSGSG

      Important Note:

      • Please fill in the “Payment description” column with your Invoice details and Student CT number which can be found in the student contract.
      • If you wish to make an application fee payment via this method, please contact your programme consultant to acquire your Student CT number.
      • For new students: please sign the student contract prior to making the transfer and provide a screenshot of your payment confirmation (including hard copy payment slips, if any) with your CT number to your programme consultant.
      • For existing students: please provide a screenshot of your payment confirmation (including hard copy payment slips, if any) to [email protected] or call 6496 5661 for assistance.
  • Duration
    Duration
    • Possible completion in 24 months (instead of 36 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.

  • Duration
    Duration
    • Possible completion in 24 months (instead of 36 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.

SUCCESS STORIES
MU_Janani

I decided on Murdoch University primarily because they offer a Double Major Degree programme in Psychology and Criminology. Choosing to pursue two majors helps one gain more knowledge and expands one’s knowledge in the selected majors. I feel that Psychology and Criminology complement each other, as each specialisation is important in understanding certain aspects of the other.

Janani D/O Manivannan 
Top 2% Vice Chancellor’s Commendation for Academic Excellence Awards 2020 Recipient 

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminology (Double Major)
Murdoch University Student (2021) 

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