Bachelor
Applied Psychology

Discover the fascinating world of psychology and its real-world applications with our Online B.Sc. Applied Psychology programme.

Frau erklärt Therapeutin zu psychischen Problemen
Frau erklärt Therapeutin zu psychischen Problemen
Online Studies

Bachelor
Applied Psychology

Discover the fascinating world of psychology and its real-world applications with our B.Sc. Applied Psychology programme.

Frau erklärt Therapeutin zu psychischen Problemen
Frau erklärt Therapeutin zu psychischen Problemen
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Studies that match your ambitions and schedule: cutting-edge and 100% online. Study anytime, from anywhere, and earn your degree on your own terms. 

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Overview

Start your online Bachelor in Applied Psychology

Interactions in work and everyday life are complex - determined by thoughts, feelings and actions. Every day we have to make decisions, motivate ourselves, and interact with others in various situations. Explore the intricate dynamics of human interactions in both work and daily life through IU International University of Applied Sciences' Bachelor in Applied Psychology (B.Sc.).

While the classical study of psychology is more scientifically empirical, studying applied psychology enables you to take a practical direction in one of the fields of psychology. Unlike traditional psychology studies, applied psychology courses take a hands-on approach, preparing you to become an expert in fields such as business, health, media, and communication psychology. Bridge the gap between theory and practice in the world of psychology as you pursue your Bachelor's in Applied Psychology.

Your online degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
180 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1120721


Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 239 (US$ 241)* per month
*based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Discounts
Discounts and promotions are available on a seasonal basis

Online application
No application fees
Study Duration
Study start
any time

Duration
36 - 72 months (depending on time model)
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

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Study contents

Bachelor in Applied Psychology Subjects

In this online degree programme, you will cover a variety of subjects and build a solid base in the subject of applied psychology.

  • IU's online applied psychology course covers key psychology basics: industrial and organisational psychology, clinical and educational psychology.
  • You will also delve into psychological research, and practice.
  • The programme emphasises practical skills in methodology and statistics.
  • As an applied psychology undergraduate student, you will explore behavioural psychology, evolutionary research, counselling, communication, conflict management, intercultural psychology, and positive psychology.
  • The course equips you to work with diverse individuals, such as clients, patients, or applicants.
  • It also offers specialisation options in health, communication, business, or media psychology.

Semester 1

Module

ECTS credits

Psychology

5

Introduction to Academic Work

5

Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology

5

Differential and Personality Psychology

5

Social Interaction Psychology

5

General Psychology: Learning, Emotion, Motivation and Attention

5

Semester 2

Module

ECTS credits

Introduction to Empirically Scientific Psychology

5

Statistics

5

General Psychology: Perception, Memory, Language and Cognition

5

Developmental Psychology

5

Positive Psychology

5

Introduction to Psychological Assessment

5

Semester 3

Module

ECTS credits

Psychology of Behavior and Evolution

5

Basics of Counseling

5

Research Methodology and Data Analysis

5

Implementing Diagnostic Tools

5

Clinical Psychology: Mental Disorders

5

Basics of Occupational and Organisational and Educational Psychology

5

Semester 4

Module

ECTS credits

Intercultural Psychology

5

Collaborative Work

5

Seminar: Methods of Individual and Group Counseling

5

Health and Prevention

5

Project: Communication for Practical Problem-Solving

5

Empirical Social Research

5

Semester 5

Module

ECTS credits

Conflict Management and Mediation

5

Interaction and Communication in Organisations

5

Practical Project: Psychology

5

Systematic Counseling and Coaching

5

Elective A

10

Semester 6

Module

ECTS credits

Elective B

10

Elective C

10

Bachelor Thesis

10

Electives overview

Elective A

In your 5th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS credits

Health Psychology: Stress and Coping

10

Psychology of Communication and Persuasion

10

Agile Management and Leadership

10

Media Psychology and User Research

10

Elective B

In your 6th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS credits

Health Psychology: Interventions

10

Media Psychology and Communication Research

10

Organizational Development and Change Management

10

Psychology of Human- Computer Interaction

10

Elective C

In your 6th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS credits

Occupational Health Management and Burnout Prevention

10

Corporate Communication and PR

10

New Work and Personnel Psychology

10

Design Thinking and Prototyping

10

Studium Generale

10

Mastering Prompts

10

Career Development

10

Module guide

Online course schedule

Enhance your learning with AI

Work with AI

The AI revolution is here. We’ll help you lead it.  

This programme offers an AI prompt engineering elective course, so you can: 

  • Develop the best practices for working with AI   
  • Explore the strengths and limits of current technology  
  • Build confidence in your ability to work with AI tools

Learn with AI 

Enhance your learning with Syntea: an AI tutor at your service.  

Ask any question related to your studies, and get answers based on the study contents, 24/7.

  • Answers are routinely verified by human tutors  
  • Build personal study plans based on Syntea’s feedback   
  • Coming soon - learn through dialogue: Socratic Teaching 

Transform with AI

You don’t need to navigate the world of AI on your own. We’re here to guide you.  

Develop your ability to work with AI in a positive, experienced setting.  

  • Study plans created by AI experts  
  • Benefit from being an early adopter of a revolutionary technology  
  • Graduate with skills that fit tomorrow’s job market

Each course in this study programme has a live teaching session

At IU, we want you to feel supported, and to give you the best learning experience possible. 

In keeping with our mission, we now offer two-hour, monthly intensive live sessions in every course.The live events are recorded, so you can access them whenever you want. Each monthly session will cover all the course contents, so you only need to attend or watch it once. 

Admission

Entry requirements

The admissions documents must be provided in English or German. If they were not issued in one of these two languages, a translation is required. If you need to translate your documents, we can help refer you to our trusted translation partners. You can find more details here

General academic requirements

  • Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate such as A-Levels or IB Diploma and your transcript of records.
  • A subject-related higher education entrance qualification.

Depending on your situation, you might have to provide additional documents or meet additional requirements. If that’s the case, our admissions team will let you know after you start your application.

General academic requirements

  • Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate such as A-Levels or IB Diploma and your transcript of records.
  • A subject-related higher education entrance qualification.

Depending on your qualifications, you might have to meet additional requirements, such as successfully passing a university entrance examination or one of the following programmes to make sure you are ready to study with us:

  • Bachelor Entrance Examination

Please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team to find out the exact requirements applicable for your application.

Online degree saver programme

Apply for the online Degree Saver programme and receive a discount on your tuition fees. 

Please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team for more details. 

English language skills

Depending on your personal circumstances, you might be required to provide proof of your English language proficiency. Your skills would need to match the B2 level of the Common European Framework (CEF). 

We accept the following English language skills certificates*: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points)* or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6)* or 
  • Duolingo English Test (minimum 95 points)*
  • PTE Academics (minimum 59 points)* or 
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B)* 

Is English your native language, or have you graduated from an English-speaking school or university? Then you do not need to prove your English language proficiency. 

Get in touch with our study advisors for more details. 

*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years. 

Earn a high school diploma and start your Bachelor’s degree – at the same time!

Don’t have a high school diploma? Have one, but your grade average doesn’t meet our admission requirements? We have a solution for you! 

With A-Levels, you can earn a high school diploma and start working towards your future Bachelor’s degree – at the same time.

Visit our A-Levels page for more details. 

Careers

Your Applied Psychology career outlook

With your B.Sc. Applied Psychology degree, you can expect versatile tasks in media, user research, in the area of health promotion, in organisational development and consulting, in personnel recruitment as well as in all communication areas where a psychological background is required. After graduation, you can work as a ...

Student presents in class.

Prevention and Health Promotion Officer

As a prevention and health promotion officer, you manage and implement health-related prevention programmes in organisations such as health authorities, health insurance funds or companies.

Undergraduate degree student presents to class.

Corporate Communications Officer

As a corporate communications officer, you manage internal communication processes. In doing so, you always keep an eye on the different target groups and develop customised and well-founded communication concepts.

Group of working professionals in a meeting.

User Research/ User Centricity/ User Experience Specialist Manager

As a User Research /User Centricity/User Experience Specialist Manager, you will collect and process data on customers of virtual products and help to create user-friendly services and products on the basis of your findings. In addition, you test alternative designs with regard to their acceptance and market relevance.

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Tuition fees

Online Study models & fees for your Bachelor degree in Applied Psychology

On campus study model and fees for your Bachelor degree in Applied Psychology

Depending on your personal or professional circumstances, you may wish to complete your studies as quickly as possible, or you may prefer a more flexible study programme that is less time-consuming. That’s why we offer part-time options for all our study programmes. This allows you to study alongside professional or personal commitments. We adjust your study fees based on your chosen time model.

Are you unable to finish your programme within the given time? No problem! If you realise that you need more time, you can simply switch to another time model with one months’ notice before the end of the month.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you’ll only be charged once your studies have started, and the trial month has ended.

Your trial month begins when you receive your login credentials. This will give you the opportunity to test our courses for one month without obligation, before being charged. During that month, you can then take your first courses and start learning right away!

Once the trial month is over, your studies continue. You’ll pay your tuition fees according to your contract.

At IU, we believe in full transparency – so there are no hidden fees. You only pay for your tuition and the one-time campus registration fee of €1,500.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you'll only be charged once your studies have started. If you won't be admitted to a programme because you do not meet the admission requirements, no fees will be charged.

Full-Time

Duration 36 Months

US$ 426
US$ 386 /mth* Apply now
* € 359 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time I

Duration 48 Months

US$ 355
US$ 325 /mth* Apply now
* € 314 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time II

Duration 72 Months

US$ 261
US$ 241 /mth* Apply now
* € 239 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • 1-month trial
  • Monthly live and recorded tutorials
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn German and English for free
  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn German and English for free
  • On-campus tutorials, 2-3x week
  • Access to all on-campus services
Recognition

Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Have you completed a course or a learning path through IU LinkedIn Learning, and earned a certificate? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised, and complete your studies at IU sooner.

  • Save time: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!

Even before you apply for a study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our recognition application form, which you can find under the content section of each study programme's webpage, and upload it via our upload section. You can also e-mail it to us, or send it via post.

Send an email to study@iu.org to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies.

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

Why IU International University of Applied Sciences is the best choice

Your Studies Are Flexible and 100% Online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, live teaching sessions, student advice and support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time. 

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Hybrid Studies = More Flexibility

By combining in-person tutorials 2-3 times per week with 24/7 access to online study materials, you get to benefit from a more flexible study schedule. This allows you to work alongside your studies, or combine other activities, with relative ease. 

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, intimate campuses, easy access to lecturers, live teaching sessions, student advice services, and career support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions – and so are our study coaches.  

FAQs

Which is better BSC psychology or applied psychology?

Choosing between BSc Psychology and Applied Psychology depends completely on your career goal! BSc Psychology gives you a broader understanding of psychology as a science, while Applied Psychology focuses on practical applications. If you're interested in helping individuals and communities, Applied Psychology may be the better choice!

Who is eligible for applied psychology?

To apply for any bachelor's programme, you will need to have completed your high school diploma. At IU, we provide a pathway to help you if you have not yet completed this. With our A-Levels, you can earn a high school diploma and start your online Bachelor’s degree at IU – at the same time.

What subjects are under applied psychology?

In this applied psychology course, you will begin with an introduction into basic psychology as a whole, and then diversify into industrial and organisational psychology, cognitive psychology and even clinical psychology and more. These subjects delve into the study of the human mind, and the human experience. You will also learn about research methods, and quantifiable ways to analyse human behaviour.

What is the career scope in applied psychology?

Applied Psychology graduates have a vast and rewarding career scope ahead! For example, graduates can work in clinical settings as therapists or counselors, contribute to mental health initiatives, consult in legal and criminal justice systems as forensic psychologists, or explore cognitive psychology in various industries. Applied psychology graduates play a crucial role in improving human well-being and understanding human behavior.

Can I pursue an applied psychology courses after Btech?

Yes, you can! Depending on the institution, you will not need a background in psychology in order to do a Bachelor's programme in applied psychology. With IU, you could even do your programme online! You can also check out IU's variety of online bachelor programmes to see which one aligns best with your interests and career goals.

What are the core skills I can learn in a bachelor applied psychology?

In an applied psychology bachelor's programme, you'll develop a variety of essential skills to help understand human behaviour! These include critical thinking for objective analysis, effective communication both in writing and verbally, proficiency in research methods, empathy and interpersonal skills crucial for roles like counselling, problem-solving abilities for real-world application, ethical awareness in research and practice, cultural competence for diverse contexts, teamwork and collaboration skills for multidisciplinary work, adaptability in dynamic environments, and a commitment to lifelong learning to stay current in this ever-evolving field.