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Distance learning for working professionals - Duration: 2 years

Fulfill your desire for a prestigious international Master’s degree from the renowned, state-recognized London Metropolitan University in a work-accompanying manner, without having to give up your home base – with the flexible distance learning programme „Master of Science Psychological Medicine/Mental Health“.

Take the next career step in the health sector

      • Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.) at Level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF)
      • Doctorate: Eligible for doctoral studies (depending on the university’s doctoral regulations)
      • Duration: Only 2 years to complete the programme

Course content and benefits

      • Practical and well-founded: Acquire practical knowledge in Psychological Medicine/Mental Health
      • Flexibility: 100% online – study flexibly from anywhere in the world
      • Admission: Generally requires a prior degree. In exceptional cases, however, admission is possible without a bachelor’s/first degree

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      • Tuition fee: Instead of €11,850.24  now only €8.873,38 (VAT-exempt)
      • Payment by instalments: €369.73 x 24 months possible
      • Study on trial: Study free of charge for 28 days

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University

Conducting the entire distance learning programme, including student support, through the accredited AIHE Academic Institute Germany.

Enrollment and degree awarding by the state-recognized London Metropolitan University.

Start of studies

First start of 2-years-programme, 1 February 2025

WS 01.09.*

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*Access to the learning platform, in order to be able to work ahead if you are interested, is possible immediately after signing the contract.

Scope / Place allocation

 

6 – 17 working hours per week, depending on previous knowledge

90 ECTS.

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).

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.

All those interested, which do not have a first university degree, must take an entrance test. 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.

Title after Brexit

Until an agreement is reached between the EU and the UK, the city of the university awarding the title should be named to be on the safe side.

Our recommendation:

Max Mustermann (MSc London)
Max Mustermann (MSc) London

Academic Degree

Master of Science/ MSc Psychological Medicine/Mental Health

 

Recognition and Certification

 

The London Metropolitan University is rated H+ on ANABIN and is therefore recognized (accredited, certified, etc.) in a significant way.

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

Reported to the Ministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur Schleswig Holstein.

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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 Perspective and Interventions for Mental Health

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

Neuroscience

  • Medical basics
  • Pharmacological psychiatric treatment
  • Genetics

Nutrition & Mental Health

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

Endocrine & 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

Psychologists

Alternative Practitioners

Therapists

Health Advisors

Trainers

Coaches

Researchers in Health Sciences

Leaders

Consultants

Health Managers

Heads of Department

Practice Managers

Team Leaders

Head of Clinic Administration

Practitioners

Medical Practitioners

Nursing Professionals

Paramedical Staff

Pharmacologists

Social Workers

Care Workers

Academics in Health Sciences

Medical Sales Representatives

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 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 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. 6 – 17 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.