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MSc Behavioural and Organizational Psychology

University Partner

London Metropolitan University

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In cooperation with

AIHE Academic Institute for Higher Education

registered

London Metropolitan University

Title Award

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

Type of Study

Part-/fulltime 

100% distance learning (no presence) 

Academic Degree

Master of Science

MSc Behavioural and Organizational Psychology

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 15.06.

SS 15.12.

Number of Students

50 students per cohort

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

Title

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For example: Jim Morrison MSc or Jim Morrison MSc (London)

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Attendance

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

Admission Requirements

First degree (at least bachelor) from a recognised German or comparable other foreign university

or

the equivalent of the first university degree is considered to be at least six years‘ relevant professional experience.

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

Programme Language

English

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.

Tuition Fee

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.

Scope

10 – 28 working hours per week
90 ECTS

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 and ISO 9001

This master’s programme is approved by the „Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht“ (ZFU) in Germany with the registration number: 1106620.

AIHE is certified style DIN EN ISO 9001:2015.

Registered

Ministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur Schleswig-Holstein

Duration

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

Knowledge-sharing of the necessary business management and psychological sciences in order 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 occupational practice.

DEVELOPMENT OF KEY COMPETENCES | MASTER’S DEGREE THROUGH DISTANCE LEARNING

Enabling the students to act in an efficient manner by deepening their knowledge of Behavioural and Organizational Psychology, further developing their communication and negotiation skills, and expanding their own competence by applying current approaches and methods they have learned.

TRENDS AND RESEARCH TOPICS OF THE FUTURE | BEHAVIOURAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Dealing with current research and applied topics as well as with questions of the workplace of the future in order to strengthen one’s own analytical and argumentative skills, towards a more wholesome understanding of how Behavioural and Organizational Psychology is likely to shape up in times to come.

FOR WHOM HAS THIS MASTER’S PROGRAMME BEEN DESIGNED?

The master’s programme is aimed at (prospective) managers and decision-makers in the field of business and management, as well as professionals in various fields who want to build up and expand their knowledge for the future, while being able to substantiate their professions scientifically.

Our target group

Freelancers

Trainers

Coaches

Lecturers

Mediators

Consultants

Leadership & Management

Heads of Department

Team Leaders

Project Managers

Logistics Managers

Human Resource Managers

Personnel decision makers

Personnel Officers and Consultants

Personnel developers/In-house

In-house Social Counsellors

Health promotion

Operational Integration Managers

Operational communication

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 the MSc Behavioural and Organizational 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 Webinars 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 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 a practice-oriented understanding of Behavioural and Organizational Psychology. Starting from the introduction to the fundamentals about the programme, Business Psychology contents and competences are systematically imparted, whereby successive modules aim to tie in analytically 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 theoretical understanding and associated skills in the field of Business Psychology.

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 research in Business Psychology

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

Introduction to Business Psychology

  • History and future directions of Business Psychology
  • Career field and pathways in Business Psychology
  • Theories and applications

Psychology of the individual: Personality and intelligence

  • Concepts of personality and personality traits
  • Concepts of intelligence and emotional intelligence
  • Motivational theories and their application at work

Mental and physical well-being at work

  • Work satisfaction and dedication to job
  • Workload and work life balance
  • Prevention and interventions in healthy organisations (i.e. stress, bullying)

Psychology of interpersonal relations and managing people

  • Interpersonal relationships and group dynamics
  • Communication and conflicts
  • Leadership and managing people

Organisational culture

  • Definitions, characteristics, and functions of organizational culture
  • Human resource management and personnel development
  • Organizational development and change management

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 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. 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.

Examination

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.