Communication Psychology, Bachelor of Science

Distance learning program @ IU International University of Applied Sciences 

The Bachelor's program in Communication Psychology provides students with an understanding of how human communication works and how it can be influenced. The program combines psychological theories and research with practical skills in the field of communication. Students learn how to communicate effectively and build and maintain interpersonal relationships, both in professional and private contexts. Topics such as emotional intelligence, conflict management, and intercultural communication are addressed. Distance learning offers students a flexible way to complete their studies alongside work or other commitments.

At a Glance

University IU International University of Applied Sciences, UAS based in Erfurt
Field of Study Communication Sciences
Degree Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Duration 6 Semesters
ECTS 180 Credit Points
Language of Instruction German
Course contents Introduction to Psychology, Communication Psychology, Introduction to Scientific Work, General Psychology: Perception, Memory, Language, Thinking, and Problem Solving, Business Administration, Social Psychology, Interaction and Communication in Organizations, Introduction to Social Science Statistics, Collaborative Work, Basics of Counseling, Psychology of Persuasion, Intercultural Psychology, Introduction to Media and Communication Studies, Statistics: Hypothesis Testing, Intercultural and Ethical Competencies, Fundamentals of Psychological Concepts, Positive Psychology, Behavioral and Evolutionary Research, Research Methodology and Data Analysis, Project: Communication for Practical Problem Solving, Media Psychology, Content Marketing, Project: Public Speaking, Group Facilitation, Seminar: Society and Digital Media, Online Marketing, Storytelling, Conversation Management and Negotiation Techniques, Elective Module A, Elective Module B, Elective Module C, Bachelor Thesis
Electives Communication and PR, E-Learning, Conflict Management and Coaching
Location online
ZFU Approval The Central State Office for Distance Learning (ZFU) has approved the course Communication Psychology under the number 1106320.
Enrollment Anytime
Fees
from 259 € monthly
from 15063 € total
More Info https://www.iu-fernstudium.de
  • flexible distance learning without presence requirement at Germany's largest university
  • study start possible at any time, no semester system
  • no Numerus Clausus, no access restrictions
  • interesting specializations, such as in conflict management & coaching or in communication & PR

These are the requirements for the Bachelor's program in Communication Psychology

With your Bachelor's degree in Communication Psychology, you can work, for example, as a PR consultant.

In the part-time distance learning program in Communication Psychology at IU International University you can be admitted if you provide either a high school diploma (general higher education entrance qualification), a technical college entrance qualification, or a subject-specific higher education entrance qualification.

In addition, you can study Communication Psychology without a high school diploma. To be admitted to the IU distance learning program without a high school diploma, you need to have completed an advanced training course, such as becoming a certified business economist, or have a master craftsman's certificate. You can also be admitted if you have completed a vocational training and have worked full-time for at least 3 years after this training.

These are the study contents in the online course Communication Psychology

This Bachelor's program at IU comprises approximately 34 modules, which you will take and complete over the course of 6 semesters of regular study time. Each module is worth 5-10 credit points (ECTS) and concludes with an examination performance such as a term paper or an exam. In total, you will accumulate 180 credit points from module to module and from semester to semester.

The typical course schedule for full-time studies in Communication Psychology looks as follows:

  • Semester 1: Introduction to Psychology, Communication Psychology, Introduction to Academic Work, General Psychology: Perception, Memory, Language, Thinking, and Problem Solving, Business Administration, Social Psychology
  • Semester 2: Interaction and Communication in Organizations, Introduction to Social Science Statistics, Collaborative Work, Basics of Counseling, Psychology of Persuasion, Intercultural Psychology
  • Semester 3: Introduction to Media and Communication Sciences, Statistics: Hypothesis Testing, Intercultural and Ethical Action Competencies, Basics of Psychological Concepts, Positive Psychology, Behavior and Evolutionary Research
  • Semester 4: Research Methodology and Data Analysis, Project: Communication for Practical Problem Solving, Media Psychology, Content Marketing, Project: Public Speaking, Group Moderation
  • Semester 5: Seminar: Society and Digital Media, Online Marketing, Storytelling, Conversation Management and Negotiation Techniques, Elective Module A
  • Semester 6: Elective Module B, Elective Module C, Bachelor Thesis

What sets the Bachelor's program in Communication Psychology at IU apart are the numerous opportunities to specialize in areas of interest and professional fields in the elective area.

As the first specialization, you can choose from these exciting modules: Communication and PR, E-Learning, Conflict Management, and Coaching.

As the second specialization, you can select one of these study modules: Public Relations and PR, Psychology of Human-Computer Interaction, Positive Communication Management.

For the third specialization, you can enroll in one of these modules: Advanced Leadership, Counseling, Corporate Education, Business Consulting, Corporate Communication and PR, E-Learning, Foreign Language, Communication and PR, Conflict Management and Coaching, Market and Advertising Psychology, Market Research and Consumer Behavior, Negotiation, Organizational Development and Change Management, Personnel and Business Psychology, Human Resources Specialization, Positive Communication Management, Psychology of Human-Computer Interaction, Public Affairs and PR, General Studies.

How flexible is the standard study time in the distance learning course Communication Psychology

At IU International University, you can choose one of 3 study models for the part-time distance learning course:

  • In the full-time program, the standard study time is 6 semesters or 36 months. You can extend the standard study time by up to 2 semesters or 12 months at no additional cost. The full-time program in Communication Psychology is particularly suitable for those who are not working or only work a few hours a week.
  • In part-time program I, the standard study time is 8 semesters or 48 months. You can extend the standard study time by up to 2 semesters or 12 months at no additional cost. Part-time program I is suitable, for example, if you work part-time alongside your studies.
  • In part-time program II, the standard study time is 12 semesters or 72 months. You can extend the standard study time by up to 2 semesters or 12 months at no additional cost. Part-time program II is particularly suitable if you are heavily involved in your professional life alongside your distance learning studies.

By the way, you can also take a semester off during your studies at no additional cost.

How does online studying work at IU

A study program that adapts to your life: In the online program at IU, you learn flexibly and digitally whenever and wherever you want to learn.

In the distance learning program in Communication Psychology at IU International University, there is no attendance requirement - you learn continuously from home, in the library of your choice, or wherever you can learn best.

You can take your modules and lectures whenever you want. This allows you to flexibly create your study plan and semester schedule.

Central to the IU distance learning program are your interactive study scripts. You will receive the scripts in printed form as well as digitally as PDFs and for tablets. Through the smart app IU Learn, you have access to the scripts for your Communication Psychology studies as well as scripts from all other distance learning programs at IU.

Through myCampus, the online campus of IU, you also have access to additional materials, such as videos. You can interact with your lecturers and fellow students, for example, in virtual live formats, through interactive lectures.

And exams? You can choose to take them as online exams. You can take an online exam 24/7 once you feel adequately prepared for the study material. Alternatively, you can take the exam at one of the numerous exam centers of IU throughout Germany.

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