Online Studies Applied Psychology

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180 ECTS German or English
Online Studies

Start your online study programme in Applied Psychology today

Advising, communicating properly, managing conflicts – psychologists are needed anywhere people interact with each other. With our degree in Applied Psychology, we have developed a programme that not only teaches you psychological knowledge, but also how to use it in interpersonal situations and processes in the work environment. 

Discover your role as a professional! 

During your studies, you have the opportunity to specialise in one of the many areas of psychology such as health, communication, business or media psychology. You can complete your programme in Applied Psychology in German or English. Whatever suits you and your goals best!

Overview Your degree summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Bachelor of Science (BSc) 180 ECTS
    German or English
    Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible
  • Application & starting date
    Start immediately or anytime
    Online application, no application deadlines
  • Study duration & extension
    36-72 months, depending on model
    Extension possible free of charge
  • Locations
    Study programme independent of time & place
    No mandatory attendance
    Innovative study tools available on online-campus & in the IU Learn App
    Exams online or at nearest examination centre
  • Study fees
    Starting at 209€/month, depending on model
    Regular discount campaigns
  • Recognition & Approval
    Study program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
    180 ECTS - German
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 1120721

    180 ECTS - English
    Currently in the process of being accredited
Study start information
First time from,01.08.2023 (English, 180 ECTS)
Information about state accreditation
This programme is still in the process of accreditation. We are expecting Ministry approval at the very latest by the start of the study programme. So far, all IU programmes have been accredited and approved successfully on time.
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Study Programs

Your online study programmes in Applied Psychology

The Applied Psychology programme is available in German and English

  • Proof of university entrance qualification, such as your A levels, a vocational diploma, a master craftsman's certificate or a certificate of advanced training.    
  •  Foreign students must provide proof of German language skills 

Your advantage: With your degree, you are well prepared for the current challenges of the job market. 
Your admission requirements for the English programme: 

  • Proof of university entrance qualification, such as a your A levels, a vocational diploma, master craftsman’s certificate or advanced training 
  • For the English-language study programme, we need proof of your English language skills. 

Your advantage: Your degree prepares you for the English-speaking international job market. 

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100% Flexible

Flexible, interactive, practically oriented: your online studies

  • Whether you’re studying full-time, alongside your job, abroad or as a parent: your online studies adapt to your life. You study online and 100% flexibly – from the first day of class right up to your exam.
  • Thanks to our online campus, our innovative study app IU Learn and our virtual classes, you can fit your studies right into your daily life.
  • You even get to choose how to sit your exams: online 24/7 on 365 days a year or simply on location.
  • Connect with other students or your lecturers at any time: via the online campus, MS Teams, E-Mail or in interactive virtual classes.
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Prof. Dr. Christian Stierle
Head of department

"Since our online study programmes can be adapted to personal circumstances, they enable students to devote themselves to psychology and its areas of application  – whatever their current situation may be."


Your advantages in IU Online Studies

Your degree brings with it many career advantages, such as the chance of a salary increase, more attractive tasks or career advancement. In addition, you will develop personally! We make sure that you can integrate your studies as flexibly as possible into your daily work and family life.

Your specialisation options in the bachelor’s programme Applied Psychology

Your bachelor's programme in Applied Psychology is as practice-oriented as possible. Choose one of four specialisation tracks in the German programme, such as "Gesundheitspsychologie", "Kommunikationspsychologie" or "Wirtschaftspsychologie". In the English programme, you choose three out of 13 elective modules. They include modules such as Psychology of Communication and Persuasion, Media Psychology and User Research and New Work and Personel Psychology. 

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  • Contents and specialisations of your programme
  • Career opportunities
  • Information on financing options

Your professional future

Advisor for prevention and health promotion

As an advisor for prevention and health promotion, you will be responsible for the management and implementation of health-related prevention programmes, e.g. in the public health department or at health insurance companies. If you are interested in this profession, we recommend specialising in health psychology.

Find out more about our English study program

Why IU is the best choice
  • Personalised & flexible

    You get to study whenever, however and wherever you want – thanks to our digital campus, flexible full- and part-time models and exams you can sit online at any time. You even decide when to start your studies! 

  • State-approved & award-winning

    Our study programmes are state-approved and multi-award-winning. That makes us and our students happy – according to, they are 96% likely to recommend us. 

  • Here for you – personally

    Get the support you need: via our online campus, you can participate in live sessions, chat with fellow students or benefit from our study and career coaching. 

  • Practically oriented

    Thanks to our wide selection of practically oriented specialisations, you can create your own profile and develop skills for the career you’re dreaming of.