BA HRM Psychology

Course Overview

Designed to give you the upper hand in the fields of human resource management and psychology, this course will teach you how to empower people in the workplace. You’ll learn about the role psychology plays in a business, as well as key concepts in recruitment and selection, training and development, and managing conflict at work.

Program Mission

Most importantly, on HRM and psychology degree, you’ll learn how a business achieves success by putting people at the heart of everything they do. You’ll also study aspects of human behaviour – such as how we learn, remember, decide on our actions, and collaborate with other people, as well as why differences exist between individuals in areas such as personality and motivation. This combination of skills and knowledge is increasingly valuable to employers, which means you’ll graduate with a qualification that keeps your career options wide open.

Admission/Entry Requirements

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study. In order to achieve 16 years of education equivalence from Higher Education Commission Pakistan, it is essential to have completed 12 years of local education (Metric/Intermediate) or 8 O-levels and 3 A-levels. In other instances, you will normally need to have the following one of the following:

  • At least 50% in HSSC (intermediate)
  • At least 2 A level passes at C or above
  • At least Merit/Pass/Pass in the BTEC Extended Diploma
  • A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma Equivalent qualifications such as International Baccalaureate
  • Completion of a recognised access programme or equivalent

Non-standard entry is also considered. Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry: Admissions open for semesters commencing in January and September of every year. Ensure you allow adequate time for your application to go through the normal admission procedure of two weeks. Visit your nearest campus in time for securing a place in the programme.


Year 1 – Level 4

English Legal System Compulsory Effective Interdisciplinary Study Compulsory
Contract Law Compulsory Understanding the Business Environment Compulsory
Introduction to Social and Developmental Psychology Compulsory Introduction to Bio and Cognitive Psychology Compulsory

Year 2 – Level 5

Research Ethics in Action Compulsory Personality and Intelligence Compulsory
Social Psychology Compulsory Planning HR Compulsory
Managing Across Cultures Compulsory Managing Change in Organisations Compulsory

Year 3 – Level 6

Research Planning and Project Compulsory Occupational Psychology Compulsory
Employment Law Compulsory Strategic Issues in HRM Compulsory
Cross-Cultural Psychology Compulsory


The numerous assessment tools are used to provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a variety of ways. That’s why we choose a range of different methods to keep track of your progress. These include Assignments, Essays, Presentations, Case studies, Portfolios of work, and Exams.

Fees and Funding

Arden University fee will be directly payable to the university on the given deadline, which will be communicated to the student in the Acceptance Letter when the student successfully secures a place in the programme. The fee will be due annually for the duration of the degree. IVY fee will be charged on a semester-wise basis. There will be two semesters in one academic year, starting in January and September of each year. Contact the admissions team at your nearest IVY campus:

We have a limited number of scholarships that we offer to different students on the basis of the categories they fall into. Fee waivers are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please access the Scholarship Policy and Form for further details.

Career Prospects

Studying HRM and psychology course will open up a world of opportunity for your future – in ways you might not even expect it to! By mastering a range of transferable skills, your career options will go far beyond the day-to-day HR and psychology sectors. With a variety of topics to learn about and a range of different skills to master, you’ll be spoilt for choice for your next career move after graduating. While studying, you will: 

  • The ability to research and present information to various audiences
  • Analysis and evaluation of data
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to present findings in a range of formats, including essays, presentations, reports and online forums
  • The ability to work independently and within a team

This degree meets the need that every business has for HR and people management. Combining that knowledge and experience with the fundamentals of psychology will help to launch your future as a smart, forward-thinking professional. So after graduating, you’ll be spoilt for choice on which career path to go for. Some of your career options could include: 

  • Business advisor
  • Careers advisor
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Life coach
  • Management consultant
  • Mediator
  • Operational researcher
  • Risk manager
  • Office management
  • Training and developing
  • HR

Further Study

On completing this course, you are well-placed to develop your academic knowledge by pursuing the following:

  • Post-graduate study, for example, Taught Masters courses in Business Administration, Business and Management, Human Resource Management, and Project Management
  • MSc accredited courses in Psychology specific disciplines if you want to continue your journey towards becoming a registered Practitioner Psychologist.
  • PGCE Applied in Business or Social Sciences
  • Research degrees

Mode of Study

The programme is taught using face-to-face learning. Students will have access to IVY tools and resources as well as Arden University’s iLearn/VLE to complete their studies/modules. Support will be provided by local and link tutors at IVY and AU.