Syllabus Psychology BA (B), Human Resource Management, 7.5 credits

General data

  • Code: PS134G
  • Subject/Main field: Psykologi
  • Cycle: First cycle
  • Progression: (B)
  • Credits: 7.5
  • Progressive specialization: G1F - First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
  • Answerable department: Psychology and Social Work
  • Answerable faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Established: 9/15/2019
  • Date of change: 10/23/2019
  • Version valid from: 8/2/2020


The aim of the course is to provide knowledge in psychology in the central area of application, relevant to working life in general, and for personnel management (HRM) in practice.

Course objectives

After completing the course, students should be able to:

Knowledge and understanding
• account for the human resources planning and the main content of the recruitment process
• describe the work of different organizations on a human resource management at a strategic as well as an operative level

Skills and Abilities
• carry out recruitment process including professional job interviews

Judgement and approach
• evaluate ethical approaches of the workplace/organization regarding human resource management on a strategic as well as an operative level


The course aims to provide a deeper understanding of the psychology of human resource management, and the development of both personnel and organizations.

Entry requirements

30 credits (ECTS) in psychology.

English B/English 6 from Swedish gymnasium or the equivalent.

Selection rules and procedures

The selectionprocess is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching form

Teaching is conducted in the form of lectures, seminars, practical exercises, and feedback on essay writing.

Attendance at exercises, seminars and guest lectures are compulsory.

Students, who do not meet the requirements for the course, gives the possibility to complete this at the next available assessment opportunity.

Examination form

Students will be assessed through individual written exams, group works and active participation in compulsory activities.

Grading criteria, see

Home assignments should be submitted within a given time frame. Delayed submission will result in a the grades E or F. If the student wishes to have access to the full grade scale after the deadline, the student is referred to re-examination.

Special pedagogical support as well as customized examination are offered to students with disabilities.

Grading system

The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.

Course reading

Obligatorisk kurslitteratur fastställs och publiceras senast den 2020-11-15.
Aktuella forskningsartiklar kan tillkomma efter lärares anvisning.

Course literature will be published in November 2020.
Research articles, as instructed by the teacher.