Bachelor-Online Studies
Applied Psychology

180 ECTS English

The world of psychology is hugely diverse: Learn to put your psychological knowledge into practice – with your online study programme in Applied Psychology.

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Our interaction in work and everyday life is complex, a process determined by thoughts, feelings and actions. Every day we have to make decisions, motivate ourselves, interact.

Learn how to apply your psychological expertise in interpersonal situations and processes in the work environment in your online study programme Applied Psychology. While classical Psychology is more scientifically empirical in its approach, in the study programme of Applied Psychology, you can develop yourself further with a focus on practice in one of the many fields of Applied Psychology. Whether in Business, Health, Media or Communication Psychology – the world needs people experts like you who know how to put the psychological findings into practical use.

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Overview Your degree summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Bachelor of Science (BSc) 180 ECTS
    Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible
  • Application & starting date
    Start your studies later
    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 by the start of the program
    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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Modules in your online study programme Applied Psychology

Your study programme covers all important psychological basics such as occupational and organisational psychology, clinical and pedagogic psychology as well as psychological research and practice, always connecting them to possible areas of application. The methodical-statistical courses also center around practically relevant competencies. With your studies, you dive deep into behavioural and evolutionary research as well as the areas of consulting, communication, conflict management, intercultural psychology and positive psychology. This supplies you with the practical know-how you need to later work with people in various settings – for example as customers, patients or applicants. In addition, you can discover your preferred area of psychology by specialising in health, communication, economic or media psychology.  

Our bachelor’s programme is module-based. You study various subject areas that are divided up into so-called modules. After successfully completing these modules, you will be credites ECTS points (European Credit Transfer System) to document your performance. These ECTS points are internationally comparable and of course recognized.

Practical projects in your online study programme Applied Psychology

Psychology is about knowing and understanding human behaviour and mechanisms of communication in various areas of life. It is important that you gain practical insights into the exciting and diverse professional field of psychology and start working with people during your studies. In your practical project, you work a minimum of 300 hours in an institution of your choice. This can be a social institution, a company or a public institution. You can start your practical project once you have successfully completed one of the modules “Introduction to statistics in social sciences” or “Statistics”. We recommend you start looking for your practical partner as early as possible in order to finish your studies in the intended time.

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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.

Your professional future in applied psychology

Your degree in applied psychology qualifies you for highly diverse tasks in media, user research, health promotion, organisational development and consulting, staff recruitment as well as tasks in all areas of communication that require your psychological background. After graduating, you can work as …

Expert in prevention and health promotion

As an expert in prevention and health promotion, you control and implement health-related programmes in organisations such as health authorities, public health insurance companies or in companies.

Expert in Corporate Communication

As an expert in corporate communication, you control the processes of internal corporate communication. You always keep an eye on the different target groups and develop customised and well-founded communication approaches.

User Research / User Centricity / User Experience Specialist Manager

As a user research / user centricity / user experience specialist manager, you collect data on customers of virtual products, process them and help develop userfriendly services on the basis of your findings. In addition, you run trials on alternative designs to determine their acceptance and market relevance.

Tuition fees

Study model and prices for the Bachelor's online study programme in Applied Psychology

Depending on your personal or professional situation, full-time study is not always easy to manage. That is why we have also developed part-time programmes for all our degrees, which offer flexible and longer study periods. This way, you can study alongside your job or during your time off, whether at home or abroad. The content of the different models is identical. Depending on the study model, we will adjust your tuition fees accordingly. With the part-time variants, your weekly study workload is reduced.

Can't finish your degree in the allotted time? No problem! We will develop the right study model for everyone. If you realise that you need more time, you can easily switch to another study model with three months’ notice before the end of the month. These are our different study models:

Only until 06.10.2022


Duration 36 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

348€ /mtl 369€ Enrol by October 6th using the code MUTIGSEIN22, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad.  Apply now
Only until 06.10.2022

Part-Time I

Duration 48 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

303€ /mtl 319€ Enrol by October 6th using the code MUTIGSEIN22, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad.  Apply now
Only until 06.10.2022

Part-Time II

Duration 72 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their course on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

209€ /mtl 219€ Enrol by October 6th using the code MUTIGSEIN22, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad.  Apply now
Additional charges
All our study programmes include the following services
  • Free trial phase of four weeks

  • Access to online libraries

  • Personal assistance from lecturers

  • Online campus with innovative study tools

  • Access to Statista and LinkedIn Learning

  • Individual study and career coaching

  • Online exams around the clock

  • License for Microsoft Office and Teams

  • Flexible extension of study duration


Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised. By doing so, you save time and tuition fees – namely €30 per recognised ECTS point.

  • Shortening your period of study: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!
  • Save on tuition fees: You’ll save €30 for every recognised ECTS point

Even before you apply for an online study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our online recognition form.

Send an email to to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies. However, we can no longer grant you a cost reduction after the end of the trial month.

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Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment.

Entry requirements

We make it happen: At IU you can easily start your desired study programme at any time. There is no limited amount of students we admit and your degree will be globally recognised!
With Secondary School Diploma
Without Secondary School Diploma
Optional English skills
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