University partner: London Metropolitan UniversityIn cooperation with: AIHE Academic Institute for Higher Education (AIHE)
Scientific foundation for experienced professionals
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 competencies | Bachelor’s degree through distance learning
Holistic specialised 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 programme 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 Bachelor's programme been designed?
The bachelor’s degree programme is aimed at people starting their careers in the fields of social work, business and management, as well as anyone who wants to build up and expand their knowledge for the future and at the same time give their profession a scientific foundation.
Our target group
Field of study not relevant
Human resources managers
and many more
People with further training
in higher numbers from departments that are conducive to the programme of study. e.g.:
and many more
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 BSc (Top-Up) 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 availabilty of recordings for all interactive live offers 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 BSc (Top-Up) 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.
The BSc (Top-Up) Applied Psychology of London Metropolitan University and AIHE GmbH uses the learning platform “Moodle” for the supervision of students as well as for the structuring of their studies and for the imparting of learning content, learning material and other study-relevant information. For questions about the content of each Module, they can use the Specialist Forums, which teachers and tutors answer within 48 hours on weekdays. Furthermore, Forums can be used for exchange and organisational issues can be discussed.
All study-relevant dates and deadlines are communicated via the Virtual Tutorium. Students will be informed of each new entry directly via e-mail. All teaching material such as Study Papers, Core Literature as well as web links and other study-relevant information such as the timeline for course planning, tasks, work instructions and literature recommendations are made available digitally via the Virtual Tutorium. The Virtual Tutorium also includes individual support by teachers and tutors via e-mail on specialist and administrative issues.
Individual telephone & video consultation
The BSc (Top-Up) in Applied Psychology of London Metropolitan University and AIHE GmbH offers you the possibility of individual telephone or video consultation for clarification and advice on professional and administrative study-related matters. You can discuss methodical and content-related questions or learning process-related matters with teachers and tutors in flexibly arranged appointments.
If required, learning groups of several people can also make use of the advice of teachers and tutors in the form of a telephone or video conference.
Live online seminar
Some modules of the BSc (Top-Up) in Applied Psychology of London Metropolitan University and AIHE GmbH include an Online-Seminar on the corresponding Module contents.
In general, an Online-Seminar is a seminar held via the Internet which enables interaction and information exchange between teachers and learners. For the design and execution of the Online-Seminars in the Bachelor Programme Applied Psychology, user-friendly software is used which offers a wide range of possibilities for information transfer and interaction. In the Online-Seminars, previously provided case studies and questions of the module contents will be 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 will be recorded and made available in the Virtual Tutorium.
The BSc (Top-Up) in Applied Psychology of London Metropolitan University and AIHE GmbH uses Online Lectures on selected Module content or other study-related content. These are organized via user-friendly software. Teachers and tutors explain the corresponding contents via video and audio. Students can attend the lectures live, ask questions and, in addition, or as an alternative, view the Recorded Online Lectures via the Virtual Tutorium.
In our online lectures, Module topics are vividly explained and categorised by our lecturers. The lectures can also be used flexibly as a recorded online lecture for repetition. Different types of learners are taken into account by the additional availability of manuscripts, transcripts, audio tracks or video recordings. Our various experienced lecturers are able to skilfully introduce difficult topics.
Main programme focus
The content and structure of the bachelor's programme support a practice-oriented understanding of Applied Psychology. Starting from the introduction to the fundamentals of the programme, psychological contents and competences are systematically imparted. Thereby 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 Applied Psychology.
Training focus of the bachelor's programme
The content of the one-year bachelor’s programme is based on the following six focal points:
Foundations of Research in Applied Psychology
Basic of scientific work
Introduction to Applied Psychology
Psychology of Individual Differences
The Brain, Cognition & Development
Introduction to Biopsychology
Cognitive Psychology and the development of cognitive abilities
Psychology of addiction
Social & Cultural Psychology
Foundations of Social Psychology
Foundations of Cultural Psychology
Psychology of mindfulness
Business & Organizational Psychology
Introduction to Personnel Psychology
Introduction to Organizational Psychology
Personnel development and training
Forensic & Clinical Psychology
Foundations of Forensic Psychology
Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Relationship of mental health and crime
Written bachelor's dissertation
Oral bachelor's examination
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 phrases 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.
First degree from a recognised German or comparable another foreign universityor
discontinued studies with at least 60 ECTSor
at least 3 years of training or professional experience in a field relevant to the course of studyor
at least 1-2 years of professional experience in a field relevant to the study programme as well as completed further education (e.g. certificate further education)or
a large number of further education courses in a field relevant to the field of study
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.
Certificated minimum entry requirements for postgraduate taught courses: Students must provide evidence of English language skills demonstrated by:
level 3 communications key skills unitor
IELTS test at level 6.0 or above with a minimum score of 5.5 in each moduleor
Pearson PTE of 53 or higher in each module of the test, or equivalentor
a pass in the University’s English language testor
TOEFL Qualification English B1or
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.