Bachelor - Applied Psychology

3 years
1,752 EUR/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
Berlin / Germany
IU International University of Applied Sciences

Program description

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. Learn how to apply your psychological expertise in interpersonal situations and processes in the work environment with the IU International University of Applied Sciences B.Sc. Applied Psychology.

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. Whether in business, health, media or communication psychology - the world needs experts on people who know how to apply the findings of psychology in practice.

Program structure

Semester 1

  • Psychology
  • Introduction to Academic Work
  • Occupational and Organizational Psychology
  • Differential and Personality Psychology
  • Social Interaction Psychology
  • General Psychology: Learning, Emotion, Motivation and Attention

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Empirically Scientific Psychology
  • Statistics
  • General Psychology: Perception, Memory, Language and Cognition
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychological Assessment

Semester 3

  • Psychology of Behavior and Evolution
  • Basics of Counseling
  • Research Methodology and Data Analysis
  • Implementing Diagnostic Tools
  • Clinical Psychology: Mental Disorders
  • Basics of Occupational and Organisational and Educational Psychology

Semester 4

  • Intercultural Psychology
  • Collaborative Work
  • Seminar: Methods of Individual and Group Counseling
  • Health and Prevention
  • Project: Communication for Practical Problem-Solving
  • Empirical Social Research

Semester 5

  • Conflict Management and Mediation
  • Interaction and Communication in Organisations
  • Practical Project: Psychology
  • Systematic Counseling and Coaching

Semester 6

  • Bachelor Thesis


Tuition fees for international students

  • 146 EUR/month

An additional 1,000 EUR fee is charged for studying at one of our on-campus locations. The fee must be paid to IU by bank transfer no later than one month before the start of your studies. (The campus fee is not included in the tuition fees of the study programme)

Requirements for applicants

  • 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.

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.

English language proficiency

We accept the following English language skills certificates*:

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points)* or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6)* or 
  • Duolingo English Test (minimum 95 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.

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

About the university

With a completely fresh approach, IU International University of Applied Sciences offers excellent programs for Bachelor, Master, and MBA degrees. They have developed campuses in Germany for students who choose to finish their coursework there, but they also provide comprehensive distance learning programs online. Additionally, students are free to mix the two.

It provides German and English-language campus-based, online, and blended learning programs. As of the summer semester of 2021, IU is the biggest state-accredited institution in Germany with over 100,000 students enrolled.

State recognition of the institution dates back to 1999, and in 2009 and 2021 it received accreditation from the German Science and Humanities Council. Additionally approved by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) on behalf of the German Accreditation Council are the study programs and the university's internal quality management ("system accreditation").

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