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BSc Applied Psychology

University Partner

London Metropolitan University

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AIHE Academic Institute for Higher Education (AIHE)

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Tuition Fee

Study fee:

987.52 Euro  x 12 months (VAT exempt).

Total costs for 12 months:

11,850.24 Euro (VAT exempt)

Now: 9.793,32 Euro

AIHE GmbH does not offer any scholarships and cannot advise on country-specific funding options.

For UK students: If you live in the UK, you will not receive any state funding as you have a contract with a German not a UK institute.


Academic Degree

Bachelor of Science (Hons)/, short: BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology (Top-Up)

A Top-Up Bachelor is designed for people who have completed professional training and want to raise their professional experience to an academic level. The Top-Up programme lasts 2 semesters and includes the most essential scientific-academic aspects necessary for a bachelor’s degree


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Type of Study

On-the-job distance learning (100% online).

This study programme is deliberately designed so that you hardly have any online events with compulsory attendance. This study programme is suitable for people who would like to complete their studies autonomously and independently.


Distance learning without any physical presence (100% distance learning)

Number of Students

15 – 20 students per cohort

Programme Language


Applicants need to show proficiency of the English Language by submitting a U.K. government approved secure English language tests (SELT) (min. level: B2).

Applicants may request the SELT requirements to be waived for one/several of the following reasons:

  • They are native speakers.
  • They live in an English-speaking country for several years and work there.
  • They work in an international company where English is the daily language.
  • They completed their secondary education in English.
  • They already completed a degree programme in English.

Applicants have to write a waiver explaining the reasons why their language skills are sufficient and confirm this with their signature. They might be asked to provide additional supporting evidence (e.g. school certificates, letters from employers).

Start of studies

WS 01.09.*

SS  01.02.*

*Access to the learning platform, in order to be able to work ahead if you are interested, is possible immediately after signing the contract.

Application Time

WS 15.07.  

SS  15.12. 

Attention. Regardless of the application deadline, places are allocated in the order of contracts concluded. The earlier you apply, the more secure your place.

Admission Requirements

First degree from a recognised German or comparable other foreign university


at least 3 years of working experience or training in a field relevant to the course of study


120 ECTS from a discontinued study programme


30 ECTS from unfinished studies plus 2 years of professional experience


a large number of further education courses in a field relevant to the field of study

In addition, the following additional specializations are welcome: knowledge in the field of psychology, (e.g. social psychology, business psychology), leadership, coaching, systemic counselling, conversation skills.

All interested persons who do not hold a first academic degree will take a written admission test (answering questions in writing) for this purpose. For more information, please contact us by email or phone.

ECTS - Points

120 ECTS you have to prove as entry requirement from your academic ECTS or work experience + entrance test to enrol for the Bachelor’s programme.

For our one-year BSc (Top up) Applied Psychology programme, you will be awarded 60 ECTS.

With this, you then fulfil the admission requirements to subsequently take part in our further education Master’s courses.

We would like to point out clearly at this point that every university, worldwide, has its own admission requirements. To find out whether you will be admitted to other Master’s programmes with our Bachelor’s degree, please contact the relevant university directly. At some universities, the required 180 ECTS must be earned entirely from academic work, i.e. may not be composed of, for example, 60 ECTS from the Bachelor’s degree and 120 ECTS from professional experience and further education.

Degree Award

After completion of the bachelor thesis as well as successful oral online defense, the awarding of the bachelor degree (Top-Up) takes place by London Metropolitan University.


12 – 25 working hours per week, depending on previous knowledge

Selection process

The selection process is based on the order in which applications are received, taking into account qualitative criteria.

Certification + Iso 9001

This bachelor programme is approved by the “Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht” (ZFU) in Germany. Registration number: 1118421.

AIHE is certified style DIN EN ISO 9001:2015.


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2 semesters

It is possible to pause your studies for 12 months.

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Training focus of the
Bachelor programme

The content of the one-year bachelor programme is based on the following six focal points:

Foundations of Scientific Work in Psychology

  • Basics of scientific work
  • Critical evaluation
  • Introduction to Applied Psychology

Psychology of Individual Differences

  • Personality theories
  • Intelligence theories 
  • Psychological assessment

The Brain, Cognition & Development

  • Introduction to Biopsychology
  • Cognitive Psychology and development of cognitive abilities
  • Psychology of addiction

Social Interaction, Culture & Mindfulness

  • Foundations of Social Psychology
  • Foundations of Cultural Psychology
  • Psychology of mindfulness

Business & Organisational Psychology

  • Introduction to Personnel Psychology
  • Introduction to Organisational Psychology
  • Personnel development and trainings

Forensic & Clinical Psychology

  • Foundations of Forensic Psychology
  • Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • Relationship of mental health and crime

Bachelor´s Dissertation

  • Written bachelor´s dissertation
  • Recorded presentation

Distribution of priorities

Study programme in detail


Knowledge-sharing of the necessary psychological knowledge to enable comprehensive understanding and strategic orientation towards tasks within the individual’s own professional activities, as well as acquiring current and practice-oriented specialist knowledge and transferring it to relevant questions of professional practice.


Holistic specialized knowledge of basic and applied psychological subjects as well as important related disciplines – Methodological competencies. Scientifically founded knowledge for practical and effective use in everyday (professional) life – Targeted promotion of independent further education and development through focus topics on various psychological applied subjects with a focus on practice.


Dealing with current research and applied issues. Learn in the distance learning programme Applied Psychology how to use your psychological expertise in interpersonal private and professional situations and processes. While traditional psychology studies are heavily empirical, the focus here is on practical application. Applied psychology can be used in business, healthcare, media or communications and is gaining attention every day.


The bachelor’s degree programme is aimed at people starting their careers in the fields of social work, business and management, as well as anyone who wants to build up and expand their knowledge for the future and at the same time give their profession a scientific foundation.

Our target group

Student Dropouts

Field of study not relevant

Experienced Professionals


Medical assistant

Policemen / Policewomen


Project managers

Human resources managers


and many more


in higher numbers from departments that are conducive to the programme of study.


  • Communication
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Nursing
  • Management
  • Training
  • Leadership
  • Intercultural Management
  • Therapy

and many more

Learning concept of the Distance Learning Programme


The learning concept of the BSc (Top-Up) Applied Psychology course is characterised by a high level of relevance to evidence-based content as well as innovative teaching and learning methods. The design as a pure distance learning course means optimal orientation to the needs of the target group.

The combination of guided self-study, individual student support and e-learning units offers students the possibility of learning independent of time and place, oriented to their own professional requirements and needs.

The use of modern e-learning modules guarantees students interactive learning as well as clear presentation and discussion of abstract content. Interactive Online-Seminars and discussions in virtual space promote the integration of theoretical principles and methods into professional practice. The use of a Virtual Tutorium in the form of an online learning platform enables flexible and network-like knowledge transfer, which can be optimally varied and adapted according to individual learning needs and progress.

The availabilty of recordings as well as all learning material in electronic form facilitates knowledge management and asynchronous learning for students in a learning group with different professional conditions and open space. In addition, this means easier documentation and repetition of course content, independent of time and place.

Overview of the Teaching Concept

Would you like to apply?

The application for admission to our bachelor´s degree (Top-Up) programme takes place in three steps.

Submit your application

Apply electronically using the application form. But before you do so, please take your time to read through the information on distance learning and estimate whether you can and want to invest approx. 12 – 25 hours a week. There will be exciting and relaxing phases, but also phases that are temporarily exhausting. Think about your personal motivation. You should be able to formulate it very clearly for yourself.


Upon receipt of your application documents, we, the AIHE, review them and send recommendations for admission to the London Metropolitan University. They will decide if and who will be admitted and inform us of their decision. We will then send you the London Metropolitan University’s decision.

Conclusion of contract

As soon as you have received an admission letter, you can conclude the student contract with us. Study places will be allocated according to the order in which applications are received after confirmation of admission. As soon as you have signed the study contract and sent it to us and a study place (limited to 50 places) is available, you will receive the signed contract back. Now your place is secured. 

University Partner

This course is carried out in partnership with London Metropolitan University.

London Metropolitan University:

Study at one of the UK’s most
famoues universities in great Britain

London Metropolitan University’s long, rich history starts in 1848 when the Bishop of London and the Reverend Charles Mackenzie established The Metropolitan Evening Classes for Young Men. 1851 Prince Albert is so impressed with the classes that an annual celebration of the students’ work is held under his patronage. 

Over the past 100 years, the north London campus has developed into a modern, progressive centre with a strong reputation for widening access into education.

The alumni of London Metropolitan University include Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, comedian Vic Reeves, singer Sinead O’Connor, actor Noel Clarke and Cobra Beer founder Lord Bilimoria.