Global-MINDS Joint European Master in the Psychology of Global Mobility, Inclusion and Diversity in Society from Koc University is a unique study program with an internationalization component that is indispensable.
It is aimed at students with a Bachelor (or similar) degree in psychology. This ensures that the program complies with international legal requirements regarding the registration and use of the title ´psychologist´, therefore, significantly improving the employability of psychology graduates.
The program is designed to deliver high quality international training in scientific knowledge and practical skills in social and cultural psychology. The Master courses provide students the opportunity to acquire in-depth theoretical knowledge on themes of extreme social relevance, including diversity and inclusion, global mobility and acculturation, and culture and organisations.
Students also consolidate and apply this knowledge by gaining first-hand intercultural experience by attending at least two Partner Universities, through the required structured student mobility, a structured internship, and writing a research-based thesis. These characteristics render this master program in Social and Cultural Psychology unique world-wide.
Students will receive a thorough training in subject skills as well as intercultural skills – assets that are indispensable in today´s global knowledge economy and multicultural working environments. They will also be trained to better understand the role of intergroup relations and culture in society, developing competent and innovative interventions in order to address a wide range of complex social issues in contemporary societies. Students will be engaged in experiential intercultural learning in the classroom as well as during a required internship. This type of knowledge is indispensable, as it simply cannot be taught; and when integrated into a formal degree program, becomes even more valuable because of the opportunity to discuss and reflect on experiences in a safe environment.
Recent societal challenges such as Europe’s refugee crisis or the rise of political extremism call for experts to tackle pressing issues of mobility, inclusion and diversity. In Europe and across the globe, well-trained specialists in intergroup relations and cultural diversity are needed to prevent marginalisation, conflict and violence and to promote inclusion, social equality and collaboration. Our goal is to offer a timely master programme that responds to these needs.
Students must take part in a 3 month structured internship in an organisation involved in topics highly relevant to Global-MINDS´ aims and goals.
These internships increase the relevance of the master for the labour market. In addition, associate partners from various areas will be involved in the delivery of course content in order to bridge theory and practice and apply scientific content to contemporary social and societal challenges. By developing intercultural competence in a systematic way, we believe that Global-MINDS graduates will have an employment advantage in the job market.
A thematic Master on Social and Cultural Psychology is a powerful degree, because it can be used to work in many different fields. All career outlets that are open to social psychologists will also be available to Global-MINDS graduates, yet broadened to areas in which cultural competence is required.
Global-MINDS is designed to match the growing social need for initial and advanced training of professionals in all areas of society where specific knowledge regarding the complexity of interactions among people of different cultures, ethnicities and social groups is necessary.
The Psychology Student Employability Guide notes that there is a need for graduates to ensure that they are equipped to work in a global marketplace.
Developing intercultural competence contributes to making graduates more marketable; and research suggests that graduates with international study experience have an employment advantage. According to the Bureau of Labour Statistics, social psychologists in the private sector will continue to be in demand as societies become more and more diverse and continue to tackle issues of race, religion, and the like.
Global-MINDS graduates will find employment opportunities in:
- Business organisations (e.g., in Human Resources Management, international management and administration, International Marketing),
- Communities (e.g., evaluation of diversity programmes in the community);
- the Health sector (e.g., dealing with health disparities, cultural health beliefs and communication barriers for migrants);
- NGOs (see, for example the Psychology Coalition at the United Nations);
- Public Relations;
- Education (e.g., in schools regarding diversity);
- Development and International Agencies (e.g., as humanitarian aid workers);
- Government (e.g., in Public Policy) and local authorities (e.g., dealing with migration related issues at a local level);
- Intergovernmental Organisations (e.g., UNESCO);
- Research (within and outside academia);
- Diplomacy and Foreign Relations;
- Counselling, Cultural Consultancy, Cultural Training and Cultural Mediation and Negotiation.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Cultural Psychology
- Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination: Advanced Topics
- Psychology of Intercultural Contact and Communication
- Dynamical Social Psychology
- Psychology of Acculturation and Economic Migration
- Cultural Determinants of Human Behavior and Cross Cultural Diagnosis
- Statistics and Methodology in Cross-Cultural Perspective
- Advanced Studies in Political Psychology
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Academic prerequisites are:
- Completed Bachelor in psychology/ with a psychology major (at least 100 ECTS in psychology or directly related (i.e., statistics)) or another degree in psychology recognised by the EU as a 1st or 2nd cycle degree, equivalent to at least 180 ECTS. This prerequisite must be fulfilled at the time of administrative enrolment. Applications from students of the last year of Bachelor or equivalent study programs will be accepted conditionally.
International8700 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8700 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA4350 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4350 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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