Short Masters Programmes
in Psychology

These are the norm in the UK, Australia and the Netherlands. They are not yet common in Germany. 1-year and 1.5-year Masters programmes in Europe.

Distance learning courses without presence

From anywhere in the world. Independently and in your own time. 1-year Masters programmes in Europe.

Masters degree without a Bachelors (first) degree.

For professionals it is also possible to enter our 2 and/or 3 semester Masters programmes without a Bachelors (first) degree, if the admission requirements are met (see study programmes).

International short Masters programmes in Psychology (1 – 1.5 years | English and German) +++ 100% online +++

The ALP Akademisches Lehrinstitut für Psychologie GmbH offers modern, creative and innovative distance learning courses and further education in the field of Psychology for more than 14 years.

MSc Behavioural and Organizational Psychology, 2 Semesters, online, English
MSc Cyber Psychology of Online Communication, 3 Semesters, online, English
MSc Psychological Medicine and Mental Health, 2 Semesters, online, English
MSc Kommunikations- und Betriebspsychologie, 3 Semesters, German
MSc Verhaltens- und Organisationspsychologie, 2 Semesters, German
MSc Psychologische Medizin/ Komplementäre Medizin, 2 Semesters, German

The online Masters programmes offer practical relevance and skillful didactics. They are exciting, scientific and practice-oriented in their design. Additionally, professionals have the opportunity to be admitted to the Masters programmes without a Bachelors (first) degree.

The Masters programmes offered by ALP partner universities are particularly suitable for people who are not able to attend classes on campus. ALP students are based all over the world. The students originate from the USA, Australia, Russia, United Kingdom and many other countries. Young graduating women from Saudi Arabia are just as interested in our programmes as executives from the USA who want to continue with their professional and personal obligations while still being able to continue their education. Travelling to a campus for classes can often complicate the decision to start a new study programme. Studying online allows our students to get to know people from all over the world. The ALP team and our cooperation partners are looking forward to welcoming you to your new learning experience.

Cooperation Partner, Contributor and Advocate: Communication expert Prof. Dr. Friedemann Schulz von Thun.
Advisors: Former Federal Minister of Education Björn Engholm and Dr. Raimund Mildner.

The principle of franchise Master’s programmes

The ALP Akademisches Lehrinstitut für Psychologie GmbH is a franchisee on behalf of international universities, in particular the FHWien der WKW (Austria) and the London Metropolitan University (UK).

As a specialist with many years of experience in scientific distance learning, ALP has for many years been commissioned by universities to support the development and implementation of Masters degree programmes, particularly in the field of psychology.

ALP students are enrolled at the respective partner universities and receive their Masters degree from these universities. The teaching and support to the students is provided by ALP with its own personnel, which are accredited and approved by the universities within the scope of accreditations and validations. The quality assurance of the degree programmes is in the hands of the universities, which in turn ensure professional standards and customer satisfaction while working in close collaboration with ALP.

What is special about ALP?

  • 49 specialists from the field of psychology
  • 100% online study courses. Without physical presence
  • Close, caring and appreciative student support
  • You have the choice between German or English speaking distance learning Masters programmes
  • Flexible study design from anywhere in the world


  • It is also possible to be admitted to the MSc courses without a first degree
  • The ALP distance learning study courses in the discipline of psychology are recognized by the Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht (ZfU), Germany. The registration numbers can be found at the individual study programmes
  • The average age of ALP students is 44 years
  • Innovative, exciting and practice-oriented study and assessments

          Select your degree programme from the menu at the top.