100 % distance learning

Master without bachelor

2 semesters


University Partner

London Metropolitan University

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AIHE Academic Institute for Higher Education


London Metropolitan University

Title Award

After completing the master’s dissertation award of the master’s degree by London Metropolitan University

Academic Degree

Master of Science

MSc Psychological Medicine/Mental Health


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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

Programme Language


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.

Start of studies

WS 1.9.*

SS  1.2.*

*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 15.06.

SS  15.12.

Admission Requirements

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, the following additional qualifications are welcome:

  • Knowledge in the field of health care; this includes current and/or prospective medical practitioners,
  • nursing professionals,
  • paramedical staff,
  • alternate healthcare providers
  • psychologists,
  • pharmacologists,
  • social workers,
  • care workers,
  • and aspiring students from associated disciplines.

All those interested, which do not have a first university degree, must take an essay and an entrance assessment by video call.

Study location

Distance learning programme, registered as a student at London Metropolitan University:
London Metropolitan University
166 – 220 Holloway Rd
London N7 8DB
United Kingdom

Tuition Fee

Monthly tuition fee:
987,52 €/month x 12 months (VAT exempt).

Total costs for 12 months:
11.850,24 € (VAT exempt).

Early-Bird-Discount: A discount of 500.00 € (for a start in SS 2022) will be granted if the contract is signed before 15.10.2021.

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.


10 – 28 working hours per week


Selection process

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

Certification + Iso 9001

This master’s programme is approved by the “Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht” (ZFU) in Germany with the registration number: 1106520.

AIHE is certified style DIN EN ISO 9001:2015.


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2 semesters

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 healthcare 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 Psychological Medicine. Use of modern communication media in a distance learning format.

Trends and research topics of the future | Psychological Medicine & Mental Health

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 for current and prospective professionals in health care. This includes medical practitioners, nursing professionals, paramedical staff, alternate healthcare providers, psychologists, pharmacologists, social workers, care workers, and aspiring students from associated disciplines.

Our target group

Self-employed practitioners

Clinical Psychologists


Alternative Practitioners


Health Advisors



Researchers in Health Sciences



Health Managers

Heads of Department

Practice Managers

Team Leaders

Head of Clinic Administration


Medical Practitioners

Nursing Professionals

Paramedical Staff


Social Workers

Care Workers

Academics in Health Sciences

Medical Sales Representatives

Learning concept of the Distance Learning Programme


The learning concept of MSc Psychological Medicine & Mental Health 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 Webinars 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 webinars 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

Main programme focus

The content and structure of the master’s programme support an evidence-based understanding of Psychological Medicine. Starting from the introduction to the fundamentals about the programme, Psychological Medicine 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 Psychological Medicine.

Training focus of the
Master's programme

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

Foundations of scientific working

  • Basics
  • Evidence-based medicine + psychological Interventions
  • Critical thinking/evaluation

Introduction to Mental Health

  • Mental health disorders
  • International conventions of mental illnesses (DSM-5/ICD-10)
  • Law, legal frameworks & ethics

Psychological Interventions for Mental Health

  • Perspectives on psychological well-being
  • Psychotherapeutic approaches & their ethics
  • Allied approaches


  • Medical basics
  • Pharmacological psychiatric treatment
  • Genetics

Nutrition & Mental Health

  • Medical basics
  • Nutritional effects and Mental Health
  • Contemporary findings, diagnostics and therapy

Hormonal & Immune System

  • Hormone system
  • Immune system
  • Contemporary findings, diagnostics and therapy

Master´s Thesis

  • 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 – 28 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
famous universities

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.