2 SemesterS - Entry without first degree possible - 100 % Distance Learning
MSc Integrative Therapy
100 % distance learning
Master without bachelor
in validation process
In cooperation with
AIHE Academic Institute for Higher Education
London Metropolitan University
Certificated minimum entry requirements for postgraduate taught courses: Students must provide evidence of English language skills demonstrated by:
- level 3 communications key skills unit, or
- IELTS test at level 6.0 or above with a minimum score of 5.5 in each module, or
- Pearson PTE of 53 or higher in each module of the test, or equivalent, or
- a pass in the University’s English language test, or
- TOEFL Qualification English B1, or
- for international students only: equivalent as judged by the authorized admitting officer in accordance with the advice of the University’s International Office
Applicants resident outside the UK, for whom English is not the first language, should normally have gained the required English language qualification no more than two years prior to entry.
Master of Science
MSc Integrative Therapy
This degree does not entitle you to practice psychotherapy.
Germany: For the practice of psychotherapy you need a psychotherapy training with license to practice or at least a therapy license by means of Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie.
Austria: In Austria, a 7-semester Master’s degree in Integrative Therapy entitles you to practice psychotherapy. E.g. at the Danube Krems University in Austria. Our Master’s program provides knowledge in this field and is not comparable to the official Master’s from Austria and does not entitle the student to practice medicine or psychotherapy.
Further abroad: Here, too, the master’s degree does not entitle the holder to practice medicine or psychotherapy.
Title Award & title
After completing the master’s dissertation award of the master’s degree by London Metropolitan University
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Type of Study
100% distance learning (no presence)
Distance learning without any physical presence (100% distance learning)
Number of Students
50 students per cohort
Start of studies
*Access to the learning platform, in order to be able to work ahead if you are interested, is possible immediately after signing the contract.
Distance learning programme, registered as a student at London Metropolitan University:
London Metropolitan University
166 – 220 Holloway Rd
London N7 8DB
First degree (at least bachelor) from a recognised German or comparable other foreign university
the equivalent of the first university degree is considered to be at least six years’ relevant professional experience.
In addition, an entrance examination must be taken. This consists of a written part (answering questions in writing) and an oral part (short video interview). You will receive more information from us by e-mail or telephone.
Furthermore, the following additional qualifications are welcome: knowledge e.g. in the field of psychology, psychotherapy, medicine or another field that is relevant to the course of studies.
Monthly tuition fee:
987,52 €/month x 12 months (VAT exempt).
Total costs for 12 months:
11.850,24 € (VAT exempt).
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.
Certification + Iso 9001
This master’s programme is going to be approved by the “Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht” (ZFU) in Germany with the provisional registration number: 11256.
AIHE is certified style DIN EN ISO 9001:2015.
10 – 25 working hours per week
The selection process is based on the order in which applications are received, taking into account qualitative criteria and the outcome of the entry test (for those without first degree).
Ministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur Schleswig-Holstein (after accreditation in 2022)
It is possible to pause your studies for 6 or 12 months.
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Master's Programme in detail
Scientific foundation for experienced professionals | without a first university degree
Holistic, scientifically and evidence-based, well-founded master’s programme for experienced professionals in the psychological, pedagogical and medical sector. For those interested who have extensive professional experience and leadership responsibility and want to provide their practical activities with a scientific basis.
Development of key competences | Master’s Degree through distance learning
Systematic expansion of pre-existing professional competencies and their foundation through the understanding of theoretical, practice-relevant contents and methods with an emphasis on classical and contemporary understandings and approaches in Integrative Therapy. Use of modern communication media in a distance learning format.
Trends and research topics of the future | Integrative Therapy
Dealing with current research and in-depth topics after the required medical basics have been acquired. Critical thinking and the scientific foundation enable the conscious use and further development of knowledge and skills as well as the acquisition of new perspectives.
For whom has this Master’s Programme been designed?
The master’s programme is designed, among other, for current and prospective professionals in psychological, medical and pedagogical practice.
Our target group
Trainers or coaches
Learning concept of the Distance Learning Programme
HIGH PRACTICAL RELEVANCE | INNOVATIVE DISTANCE LEARNING | INDIVIDUAL AND COMPETENT STUDENT SUPPORT | NO PHYSICAL PRESENCE
The learning concept of MSc Integrative Therapy is characterised by a high level of practice-relevant content as well as innovative teaching and learning methods. Its design as a pure distance learning course means that it is optimally focused on 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 Tutorial 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 provision of recordings for all interactive live offers such as online-seminars or online lectures 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 freedom. In addition, this means simpler and time- and location-independent documentation and repetition of teaching content.
Overview of the Teaching Concept
In contrast to a study programme with attendance or complete self-study (also: individual study), guided self-study specifies the learning content. As with individual study, teachers are not present, and the time and place of study can be freely chosen. The guided self-study, however, offers you a given thematic and temporal framework and concrete tasks, which are carried out in a self-determined learning process, but which have to be mastered in certain periods of time and in certain forms of learning and working. In addition, teachers and tutors are available to you as contact persons and to support the structuring of guided self-study. The teachers and tutors enable you to structure learning material independently in several ways, to compile suitable information and to use it for the respective requirements of your studies.
The MSc Integrative Therapy from London Metropolitan University and AIHE GmbH offers you a structured framework for a self-determined learning process. In order to achieve this, comprehensive teaching material and literature as well as study papers are made available in the “Virtual Tutorial” on a learning platform (more detailed description under „Virtual Tutorial“). In addition, there is thematic and methodological support from tutors, which can be used independent of time and place using common communication media.
Main programme focus
The content and structure of the master’s programme support an evidence-based understanding of Integrative Therapy. Starting from the introduction to the fundamentals about the programme, Integrative Therapy contents and competences are systematically imparted, whereby successive modules aim to analytically tie in with the knowledge acquired in the previous module so that they can be integrated for the understanding of the following module.
Depending on professional requirements and areas of responsibility, students develop a sound theoretical basis and associated skills in the field of Integrative Therapy.
Training focus of the
The content of the one-year master’s programme is based on the following seven focal points:
Introduction to Integrative Therapy
- Scientific work in integrative therapy / (clinical) psychology
- Introduction to classification systems of mental disorders
- Legal frameworks of integrative therapy
- Psychological vulnerability
- Coverage of all mental disorders of the ICD 10
- Culture-specific mental disorders
Psychological and biological causes of mental disorders
- Psychological causes of mental disorders
- Biological causes of mental disorders
Integrative therapy approaches for mental disorders I
- Foundations of integrative therapy approaches
- Psychological therapy approaches (1/2)
Integrative therapy approaches for mental disorders II
- Psychological therapy approaches (2/2)
- Biological therapy approaches
Technology and Artificial Intelligence for Integrative therapy
- Introduction to technologies and Artificial Intelligence for psychological therapy approaches
- Diagnostics based on technologies and Artificial Intelligence
- Therapies based on technologies and Artificial Intelligence
- Written master´s dissertation
- Oral master´s examination
Distribution of priorities
Would you like to apply?
The application for admission to our master’s degree program 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. 10 – 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.
This course is carried out in partnership with London Metropolitan University.
London Metropolitan University:
Study at one of the UK’s most
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.