Partner university: London Metropolitan University In cooperation with: AIHE Academic Institute for Higher Education GmbH (AIHE)Science for PractitionersProviding the necessary psychological specialist knowledge in order to enable a holistic understanding and a targeted orientation towards tasks within one's own professional practice as well as to acquire current and practice-oriented specialist knowledge and to transfer it to relevant questions of professional practice.Development of core competencies | Bachelor's degree (top-up) through distance learningComprehensive specialist knowledge of basic and applied psychological subjects as well as important neighboring areas - methodological skills. Scientifically proven knowledge for practical and effective application in (professional) everyday life - Targeted promotion of independent training and further development through focus topics on various psychological application subjects with a practical focus.Trends and research topics of the future | Applied PsychologyThematization of current research and application topics. In the Applied Psychology distance learning course, learn how to apply your psychological expertise in interpersonal private and professional situations and processes. While traditional psychology studies are strongly empirical, the focus here is on application. Applied psychology can be used in business, health, media or communication and is gaining more and more attention.Who is this bachelor program for?The bachelor's degree is aimed at young professionals from the fields of social affairs, economics and management, as well as everyone who wants to build up and expand their knowledge for the future and at the same time create a scientific basis for their profession.
Our target group
DropoutsSubject area not relevant
Experienced professionals (at least 3 years)Educator
Human resource managers
Naturopathand many more
People with further training
in large numbers from departments that are beneficial to the course. eg:communication
therapyand many more
Distance learning learning conceptHigh application relevance | Innovative distance learning | Personal and competent support for students
The learning concept of the BSc (Top-Up) Applied Psychology is characterized by its high practical relevance and innovative teaching and learning methods. The design as a pure distance learning means optimal coordination with the needs of our students.
The combination of guided self-study, individual student support and e-learning units offers students the opportunity to learn anywhere and at any time, based on their own professional requirements and needs.
The use of modern e-learning components guarantees the students interactive learning, the clear presentation and discussion of abstract content. Interactive online seminars and discussions in virtual space encourage 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 canned items of all interactive live offers such as online seminars or online lectures as well as all learning material in electronic form makes it easier for students to manage knowledge and asynchronous learning in a learning group with different professional framework conditions and freedom. In addition, this means simpler documentation and repetition of the teaching content that is independent of time and location.An overview of the learning conceptGuided self-study
In contrast to face-to-face or self-study (also: individual study), the learning content is specified in guided self-study. As with individual studies, the teachers are not present and the time and place of the study can be freely chosen. The guided self-study, however, offers you a predetermined thematic and time frame and specific tasks that are carried out in a self-determined learning process, but must be mastered in certain periods of time and in certain learning and working forms. In addition, teachers and tutors are available to you as contact persons and to support the structuring of the guided self-study. The teachers and tutors enable you in various ways to structure learning material independently, to collect suitable information and to use it for the respective requirements of the course.
The BSc (Top-Up) in Applied Psychology from the London Metropolitan University and AIHE GmbH offers you a content-based and structured framework for a self-determined learning process in guided self-study. In order to achieve this, comprehensive teaching material and literature as well as learning scripts are made available in the “Virtual Tutorial” on a learning platform (more detailed description under “Virtual Tutorial”). In addition, thematic and methodological support is provided by tutors who can be used regardless of time and location using common communication media.
The BSc (Top-Up) in Applied Psychology of the London Metropolitan University and the AIHE uses the learning platform "Moodle" both to supervise the students and to structure their studies and to convey learning content, material and other study-related information. If you have any questions about the content of each module, specialist forums are available, which teachers and tutors will answer within 48 hours on weekdays. Furthermore, forums can be used for exchange and organizational issues can be discussed.
All study-relevant dates and deadlines are communicated via the virtual tutorial. The students are informed about each new entry directly via email notification. All teaching material such as learning scripts, literature as well as web links and other study-related information such as the timeline for course planning, tasks, work instructions and literature recommendations are made available digitally via the virtual tutorial. The virtual tutorial also includes individual support on technical and organizational issues from teachers and tutors via email.
Individual telephone & video advice
The BSc (Top-Up) in Applied Psychology of the London Metropolitan University and the AIHE offers you the possibility of individual telephone or video counseling to clarify and advise on technical and organizational study-related matters. In flexible appointments, you can discuss methodological and content-related issues or learning process-related matters with teachers and tutors.
If necessary, learning groups made up of several people can also take advantage of the advice of teachers and tutors in the form of a telephone or video conference.
Live online seminar
For some modules of the BSc (Top-Up) in Applied Psychology of the London Metropolitan University and the AIHE there is an online seminar on the corresponding module content.
An online seminar is generally a seminar that is held over the Internet and enables interaction and information exchange between teachers and learners. User-friendly software is used to design and carry out the online seminars in the Applied Psychology bachelor's program, which offers a wide range of options for conveying information and interacting. In the online seminars, the case studies and questions of the module content made available in advance are deepened, discussed and applied live via video and audio via file sharing, presentations, chat, etc. The moderation is carried out by teachers and tutors. All online seminars are recorded and made available in the virtual tutorial.
The BSc (Top-Up) in Applied Psychology from the London Metropolitan University and the AIHE uses online lectures on selected module or sub-module content or to convey other study-related content. These are organized using user-friendly software. Teachers and tutors explain the relevant content via video and audio. You can attend the lectures live, then ask questions and, in addition or as an alternative, view the archive of the online lectures via the virtual tutorial.
In our online lectures, the module contents are vividly explained and classified by the teaching staff. After recording, the lectures can be used flexibly for repetition and deepening. Various forms of learning are also supported by the additional provision of manuscripts, transcripts, audio tracks or video recordings. Our very experienced teaching staff is able to explain even difficult content competently and clearly.
curriculumThe content and structure of the bachelor's degree support a practice-oriented understanding of applied psychology. Starting with the introduction to the basics of the course, psychological content and competencies are systematically conveyed. The aim of the following modules is to analytically link the knowledge acquired in the previous module in order to broaden the understanding of the participants and to prepare them for the following module.
Depending on the professional requirements and areas of responsibility, students develop a theoretical understanding and related skills in the field of applied psychology.Training focus of the bachelor's degree programThe content of the one-year bachelor's degree is based on the following six areas of focus:
Basics of scientific researchBasics of scientific work
Introduction to applied psychology
Psychology of Individual DifferencesPersonality theories
Brain, cognition & developmentIntroduction to biopsychology
Cognitive psychology and cognitive skills development
Psychology of addiction
Social & Cultural PsychologyBasics of social psychology
Basics of cultural psychology
Work & organizational psychologyIntroduction to Personal Psychology
Introduction to organizational psychology
Personnel development and training
Forensic & Clinical PsychologyBasics of forensic psychology
Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Link between mental health and crime
bachelor thesiswritten bachelor thesis
oral defenseWould you like to apply?The application for admission to our Bachelor (top-up) study program takes place in three steps.Send in your applicationApply electronically using the application form. But before that, please read through the information on distance learning in peace and quiet and estimate whether you can and want to invest around 10-25 hours per week. There will be exciting and relaxing phases, but also phases that are sometimes strenuous. Think about what your very personal motivation is. You should be able to formulate it very clearly for yourself personally.Examination of your documentsAfter receiving your application, we will review it and send recommendations for admission to the London Metropolitan University. This decides whether and who is allowed and informs us of their decision. We will then forward the decision of the London Metropolitan University to you.Contract conclusionAs soon as you have received an acceptance letter, you can conclude the student contract with us. The study places are allocated in the order of the incoming registrations according to the admission confirmation. As soon as you have sent the signed study contract to us and there is still a place available (limited to 50 places), you will get the signed contract back. Your place of study is now secured. You are enrolled at the start of your studies as a student at the London Metropolitan University and are a student at this innovative English university.entry requirementsFirst degree from a recognized German or comparable foreign university or
discontinued studies with at least 60 ECTS or
At least 3 years of training or professional experience in a subject relevant to the course or
At least 1-2 years of professional experience in a subject area conducive to the course as well as completed further training (e.g. certificate further training) or
a variety of further training courses that are conducive to the subjectIn addition, the following additional qualifications are desirable: Knowledge in the field of psychology (e.g. social psychology, business psychology), leadership, coaching, NLP, systemic counseling, interviewing.