MSc Psychological Medicine / Complementary Medicine


Program Description

Maintainer London Metropolitan University
In co-operation with ALP Akademisches Lehrinstitut für Psychologie GmbH (Lübeck)
Registered At the London Metropolitan University
Award ceremony After completion of the master's thesis, the master's degree is awarded by the London Metropolitan University
Academic degree Master of Science / MSc Psychological Medicine / Complementary Medicine
title MSc
UK Quality UK University Quality Guidelines: The revised UK Quality Code for Higher Education | UKSCQA / 02
presence Distance learning without attendance (100% distance learning)
Study places 50 students per year
Language of instruction German or English
Start of studies September 1, 2020
Until July 15, 2020
Allocation of space The allocation of places takes place according to the order of the incoming applications taking into account qualitative criteria and a telephone interview.
Place of study Distance learning, enrolled as a student at the London Metropolitan University.
London Metropolitan University.
166-220 Holloway Rd
London N7 8DB
United Kingdom.
Duration 2 semesters (1 year)
scope 10 - 25 working hours per week
180 CP = 90 ECTS
Admission requirements First degree (at least Bachelor) from a recognized German or comparable foreign university and at least one year of professional experience or
Completed, qualified vocational training and at least six years of relevant professional experience - including at least one year with management or project management experience - are regarded as equivalent to the first university degree ( without a first degree / without a bachelor's degree ).

In addition, the following additional qualifications are desirable: Knowledge of the healthcare sector, including current and / or future ones
  • Nurses
  • Medical personnel,
  • Medical practitioners,
  • psychologists,
  • PharmakologInnen,
  • Social workers,
  • Nurses,
  • and prospective students from related fields.All those interested, whether with or without a first degree, will be checked for their suitability for this master's degree in a 20-minute phone call. If you do not have a first academic degree, you will take a written admission test and a short telephone entrance exam.
certification Subject to the upcoming certification by the ZfU (registration number 11065).
supervisory authority The supervisory authority is the Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Science and Equality of the State of Schleswig-Holstein (MSGWG).
costs Tuition fee including tuition fee per month 794.88 euros (VAT exempt) x 12 months. Please note that there are no travel and accommodation costs, since presences take place exclusively online.

Scientific basis for experienced professionals without a first degree or without a Bachelor

Holistic, scientific and evidence-based, well-founded master’s course for experienced healthcare professionals. For interested parties who have extensive professional experience and management responsibility and want to put their practical work on a scientific basis.

Development of key competencies Master's degree through distance learningSystematic expansion of the existing specialist competencies and their fundamentals by understanding theoretical, practice-relevant content and methods with a focus on classic and current knowledge and approaches in psychological medicine. Use of modern communication media in the format of distance learning.

Trends and research topics of the future Psychological medicine / complementary medicine

Dealing with current research and in-depth topics after acquiring the necessary medical basics. Critical thinking and the scientific basis enable the conscious use and further development of knowledge and skills as well as the acquisition of new perspectives.

Who is this Masters course designed for?

The master's degree is aimed at (prospective) managers and decision-makers from the healthcare sector. This includes doctors, nurses, medical staff, alternative healthcare providers, psychologists, pharmacologists, social workers, nurses, and prospective students from related fields.
Our target group
  • self-employed
  • Employees in companies
  • Clinical psychologists
  • psychotherapists
  • psychologists
  • Medical practitioners
  • therapists
  • trainers
  • coaches
  • ...

Learning concept of the distance learning program

High practical relevance Innovative distance learning | Individual and specialist student support No presence

The learning concept of the MSc Psychological Medicine / Complementary Medicine is characterized by its high relation to practice-related content as well as innovative teaching and learning methods. The design as a pure distance learning means the optimal alignment to the needs of the target group.

The combination of guided self-study, individual student support and e-learning units offers students the opportunity to study anywhere, anytime, based on their own professional requirements and needs.

The use of modern e-learning components guarantees students interactive learning, the clear presentation and discussion of abstract content. Interactive webinars and discussions in virtual space promote the integration of theoretical foundations and methods into professional practice. The use of a virtual tutorial 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 provision of the preserves of all interactive live offers such as webinars or online lectures as well as all learning material in electronic form facilitates the knowledge management and asynchronous learning for the students in a learning group with different professional framework conditions and freedom. In addition, this means easier and time-independent documentation and repetition of the course content.


Training priorities:

The content and structure of the master's program support an evidence-based understanding of psychological medicine. Based on the introduction to the basics of the course, the content and skills of psychological medicine are systematically imparted. The following modules aim to link the knowledge acquired in the previous module analytically in order to expand the understanding of the participants and prepare them for the following module.

Depending on professional requirements and areas of responsibility, the students develop a theoretical understanding and related skills in the field of psychological medicine.


The content of the one-year master's program is based on the following six priorities:

  • Basics of scientific work
  • Introduction to mental health
  • Psychological measures for mental health
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition & Mental Health
  • Hormone and immune system
Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

The ALP Akademisches Lehrinstitut für Psychologie GmbH offers modern, creative and innovative distance learning courses and further education in the field of psychology. And this for more than 14 year ... Read More

The ALP Akademisches Lehrinstitut für Psychologie GmbH offers modern, creative and innovative distance learning courses and further education in the field of psychology. And this for more than 14 years. Online Master's programs with practical relevance and skilful didactics. Exciting, scientific and practice-oriented at the same time. In exceptional cases, professionals have the opportunity to be admitted to the Master's programs without a first degree (without a Bachelor's degree). Read less