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MSc Psychological Medicine/Mental Health

University Partner

London Metropolitan University

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Tuition Fee

Study fee:

instead of 11,850.24 € now 8,873.38 € (VAT exempt)

monthly instalments: 739,45 €/month x 12 months (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.

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

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 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 31.07. 

SS  15.12. 23.02.2024

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 entrance test (written answer to questions) 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

Degree Award

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


10 – 25 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 12 months.

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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
  • Recorded presentation

Distribution of priorities

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 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

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.