2 SEMESTERS - ENTRY WITHOUT FIRST DEGREE POSSIBLE - 100 % DISTANCE LEARNING
MSc Applied Psychology
100 % distance learning
Master without bachelor
After completing the master’s dissertation and successful online oral defense, the Master’s degree is awarded by London Metropolitan University.
Master of Science
MSc Applied Psychology
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Type of Study & learning concept
100% distance learning (no presence)
This study program is deliberately designed so that you have hardly any online events with compulsory attendance. This study program is suitable for people who would like to complete their studies self-sufficiently and independently.
Information sheet about learning concept
Distance learning without any physical presence (100% distance learning)
Number of Students
10 – 50 students per cohort
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
*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 test (answering questions in writing) and a short video interview has to be done.
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) and a short video interview for this purpose. For more information, please contact us by email or phone.
Attention. Regardless of the application deadline, places are allocated in the order of closed contracts. The earlier you apply, the more secure is your place.
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 € will be granted if the contract is signed before 15.07.2021.
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.
Approx. 12 – 25 hours workload per week, depending on prior knowledge
The selection process is based on the order in which applications are received, and places are allocated according to the order in which contracts are concluded, taking qualitative criteria into account.
Certification + ISO 9001
This master´s program is approved by the Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht (ZFU) under the registration number: 1115821.
AIHE is certified style DIN EN ISO 9001:2015.
Ministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur Schleswig-Holstein (after validation)
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 or Bachelor´s degree
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.
DEVELOPMENT OF KEY COMPETENCES | MASTER’S DEGREE THROUGH DISTANCE LEARNING
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.
TRENDS AND RESEARCH TOPICS OF THE FUTURE | APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY
Dealing with current research and applied issues. Learn in the distance learning program 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.
FOR WHOM HAS THIS MASTER’S PROGRAMME BEEN DESIGNED?
The master’s programme is aimed at employees, managers and decision-makers in the social, economic and management sectors, as well as professionals in various fields, for example self-employed people, working in their own private practice or as consultants who would like to develop and extend their knowledge for the future and at the same time establish a scientific basis for their profession.
Our target group
Executives & employees
Heads of Department
Human Resource Managers
Employees of all branches
(marketing, advertising, etc.)
supervision & management of personnel
Personnel Officers and Consultants
In-house Social Counsellors
Operational Integration Managers
Learning concept of the Distance Learning Programme
HIGH PRACTICAL RELEVANCE | INNOVATIVE DISTANCE LEARNING | INDIVIDUAL AND COMPETENT STUDENT SUPPORT
The learning concept of the MSc 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 availability of recordings of all interactive Live-Offerings 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 open space. In addition, this means easier documentation and repetition of course content, independent of time and place.
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 in Applied Psychology 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 Tutorium” on a learning platform (more detailed description under „Virtual Tutorium“). 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 a practice-oriented understanding of Applied Psychology. Starting from the introduction to the fundamentals about the programme, Psychology contents and competences are systematically imparted. Thereby successive modules aim to tie in analytically with the knowledge acquired in the previous module so that it can be integrated for the understanding of the following module.
Depending on professional requirements and areas of responsibility, students develop a theoretical understanding and associated skills in the field of Applied Psychology.
Training focus of the
Scientific Work in Psychology
- Basic of scientific work
- Critical evaluation
- Introduction to Applied Psychology
Applied Moral and Interpersonal Psychology
- Psychology of Empathy & Morality
- Dark Personality
- Psychology & Religion
- Development of Self
- Psychology of Sustainable Ageing
- Psychology of Lying
Business & Organisational Psychology
- Organisational Psychology
- Organisational Fairness
- Human Resource Management
Criminal Psychology & Political Psychology
- Criminal Psychology
- Political Psychology
- Psychology of Influencing
Media Psychology & Cyber Psychology
- Psychology of (online) Media
- Cyber Psychology
- Psychology of (online) Communication
- 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 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.
Examination of your documents
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.
If you are an applicant without a first degree, you will take an entrance test (paper).
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.
You will be enrolled as a student of London Metropolitan University at the start of your studies and will be a student of this innovative English university.
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.