Continuing Education Program

MSc Industrial and Communications Psychology

The practice-based distance learning degree program MSc Industrial and Communications Psychology is for people with experience in the area of communication and industrial psychology. They will have comprehensive job experience, as well as experience working as a (project) manager, while working with people in a business or social context or in the area of communication.

Students expand upon their prior skills and develop an in-depth understanding of theoretical, practice-relevant content and methods with a focus on industrial or communications psychology.

Prior knowledge and skills will be supplemented by an academically sound foundation and psychological and communicative skills will be further developed. Prior knowledge and skills will be practiced and further developed and new points of view gained due to the scientific basis of the MSc.

Duration
3
semesters
Degree
MSc
Master of Science
University Places
50

Program

Akademisches Lehrinstitut für Psychologie

The degree program in Industrial and Communications Psychology is carried out by Akademischen Lehrinstitut für Psychologie in Lübeck together with FHWien der WKW and is a 100% distance learning degree program, making it easy to study while working.  You must attend the Master’s examination at FHWien der WKW at the end of the 3rd semester.

According to section 4 of the psychology law, (Psychologengesetz) only persons who have completed a degree in psychology may call themselves a psychologist. The successful completion of the Master’s degree program “MSc Industrial and Communications Psychology” does not allow the holder to call themselves a “psychologist”. Upon completion of your degree program you have the right to use the internationally recognized title of “Master of Science (MSc) in Industrial and Communications Psychology”.

Highlights

The degree program in Industrial and Communications Psychology is carried out by Akademischen Lehrinstitut für Psychologie in Lübeck together with FHWien der WKW.

The Master’s program is based on the following three focal points:

  • Basics
  • Individual, health and business
  • Media and intercultural communication

Organization

Type of degree program

Distance learning degree course with final examination at FHWien der WKW

Language of instruction

German

Start of degree program

Either in February or September

Place of study

Distance learning

Application

Fees

€ 12,598 for the whole degree program

Application

The degree program in MSc Industrial and Communications Psychology is carried out by Akademischen Lehrinstitut für Psychologie together with FHWien der WKW.

The contents are made up of modules and is completed with a Master’s thesis and a Master’s examination at FHWien der WKW.

Focus & Qualifications

Your continuing education program in Industrial and Communications Psychology.

Society’s demand for high-quality psychological services is increasing in many areas. Successful businesses deal with the effects of demographic change, globalization and digitalization by investing in people. In addition, there is an increased expectation for a high level of social and communicative skills. The MSc in Industrial and Communications Psychology tackles these societal changes and makes it possible for people to complete a program in this area, without requiring applicants to have a degree.

The learning concept of the MSc in Industrial and Communications Psychology is distinguished by its high level of practically relevant content, as well as innovative teaching and learning methods. The distance learning program offers students an optimal way to learn.

The combination of guided self-study, individual student support and e-learning units offers students the possibility of learning at a time and place which is suitable for them and which fits in with their own professional requirements and needs. Using modern e-learning components provides students with interactive learning.

The MSc in Industrial and Communications Psychology offers students the opportunity for improving qualifications to a university level and is a successful combination of compact, theoretically sound knowledge and a practice-based education.

According to section 4 of the psychology law (Psychologengesetz), only persons who have completed a degree in psychology may call themselves a psychologist. The successful completion of the Master’s degree program “MSc Industrial and Communications Psychology” does not allow the holder to call themselves a “psychologist”. Upon completion of your degree program you have the right to use the internationally recognized title “Master of Science (MSc) in Industrial and Communications Psychology”.

Curriculum

Know more – do more

The requirements of the labor market are growing and growing – making it increasingly important to be “fit for the job” after completing your degree program. Curricula are improved on an ongoing basis so as to fit in with developments in the working world and new international trends. This is to prepare our graduates for the beginning of – or the next step in – their careers. Our motto spans from “know more” to “do more” – meaning that we focus more on practical strengths learned. Teaching, learning and exams at FHWien der WKW are completed in modules. This means: Topic blocks make up modules, and at the end of the module there is an exam.

What is a module?

A module is a teaching unit consisting of multiple topic blocks, which are thematically linked and cover a specific area relevant to the degree program. In this module, clearly defined skills will be developed, with an examination of all sub elements at the end.

How does it help students?

Teaching is directed towards learning outcomes. Competency-based learning and fewer exams – which are integrated and more comprehensive – make up the curricula. Students’ personal development and their employability in business is our central goal.

Job & Career

In the modern working world the use of industrial and communications psychology concepts are becoming more and more important. In addition to the recruitment and development of personnel, the topic of health at work is considered more and more important.

Responsible organizations try to make sure that their staff remain healthy and productive. In addition to this new trend on the labor market, modern leadership consists of more than just task delegation and expertise, there is an increased expectation for up-to-date leaders to have social and communicative skills. Both employees and heads of companies expect efficient and solution oriented communication from their managers. They also expect managers to understand how corporate cultures interact on a professional, social and communicative level.

The Master’s degree program in Industrial and Communications Psychology supports its graduates in providing modern working worlds with industrial and communicative content.

According the the pyschology law §4, the successful completion of the Master’s degree program “MSc Industrial and Communications Psychology” does not allow the holder to call themselves a “psychologist”. Upon completion of your degree program, you have the right to use the internationally recognized title of “Master of Science (MSc) in Industrial and Communications Psychology”.

Application

The Master’s degree program in Industrial and Communications Psychology is geared towards freelancers such as trainers, coaches, lecturers, therapists and mediators, and also to employees from the areas of leadership of employees, supervision and management of personnel and communication.

Target group & admission requirements

  • Completed first degree (to at least Bachelor level) from a recognized Austrian or equivalent university and at least one year of professional experience OR
  • At least six years of relevant professional experience – of which at least one year is spent in a leadership position.

Application process

Application takes place at the Academic Institute of Psychology in Lübeck.

Program information

The team at the Academic Institute of Psychology, Lübeck can answer any questions you may have.

Subsidies

  • Tax reimbursement: You can write off the tuition fees against your taxes, as long as the continuing education program is relevant or related to your current occupational field. The tax advantage depends on your total income. You could be reimbursed for up to 43.6% of the tuition fees!
    More information can be found here:
    Bundesministerium für Finanzen (Federal Ministry of Finance)
    Hintere Zollamstraße 2b, 1030 Wien
    Tel.: 01/514 33-0
    www.bmf.gv.at
    The e-mail contact form can be found here:
    www.bmf.gv.at/service/allg/feedback/_start.asp
  • BFB Training allowance for companies: 
    www.kursfoerderung.at/index.php?id=9&uid=22

All information is without guarantee. Please be aware that we cannot make any guarantees about subsidies!

Team

FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gerald Kolar

Head of Competence Center for Leadership & Social Skills

Head of Program
MSc Industrial and Communications Psychology

Dr. Dipl.-Psych. Kristina Herber

ALP Akademisches Lehrinstitut für Psychologie, Lübeck, Projektleitung