2016-21 EMJMD

The European Master in the Psychology of Global Mobility, Inclusion and Diversity in Society (Global-MINDS) received a grant from the European Union to implement the master for the first three cohorts (2017, 2018 and 2019), the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) funding programme (Erasmus+ – Key Action 1).

During that time the programme was delivered by five leading universities:

ISCTE – Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE-IUL),
Lisbon, Portugal,
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
(Coordinating Institution)
SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS),
Warsaw, Poland
University of Oslo (UiO),
Norway, 
Faculty of Social Sciences
Koç University (KU),
Istanbul, Turkey

University of Limerick (UL),
Limerick, Ireland

 

Informational Webinar based on the previous consortium:

Team

The team from Koç University (Istanbul, Turkey) included:

We are greatly indebted to them for their hard work and dedication to the programme in the years of the first EMJMD grant.

Student Mobility

Global-MINDS students started either at ISCTE-IUL or SWPS. They then spend their 2nd semester at one of the other three Partner Universities. Four mobility paths, focusing on societal issues, ensured that students experience the highest level of diversity in regard to cultural, socioeconomic, academic conditions and educational contents (see mobility path diagram). Elective courses offered at each Partner Institution in Psychology and other disciplines (e.g., political science) provided students the possibility to deepen a thematic interest and/or obtain an interdisciplinary perspective. Students could stay at the same university after the second semester or opt for additional mobility tracks to any of the Partner Institutions for their third (internship) and fourth (master thesis) semesters.

Mobility Path A: Semester 1 at ISCTE-Instituo Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Lisbon Portugal; Semester 2 at University of Limerick (UL), Limerick, Ireland.

Mobility Path B1: Semester 1 at ISCTE-Instituo Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Lisbon Portugal; Semester 2 at University of Oslo (UiO), Oslo, Norway.

Mobility Path B2: Semester 1 at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland; Semester 2 at University of Oslo (UiO), Oslo, Norway.

Mobility Path C: Semester 1 at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland; Semester 2 at Koç University (KU), Istanbul, Turkey.

Previous Curriculum Overview

Semester 1

The starting universities provide the foundation regarding social and cultural psychological contents.

ISCTE-IUL: Compulsory courses focus on basics regarding group phenomena including stereotyping and intergroup discrimination. Issues of intercultural contact as well as potential misunderstandings in communication situations are also covered. Students learn specific techniques to reduce prejudice in society and to improve their cultural competence.

SWPS: Compulsory courses cover an introduction to social psychological topics (e.g., prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination) and numerous cultural psychological issues such as cultural diversity, acculturation, as well as ethnic conflict.

Semester 2

After completing the first semester, Global-MINDS students will move to a Partner Institution as specified in the mobility path diagram. The mobility paths have been carefully designed in order to offer students the choice of a thematic focus according to their interests and career ambitions. Students will also receive a solid training in psychological qualitative and quantitative methods and data analysis as a preparation for their Master thesis project:

  • Mobility Path A: Students will deepen their knowledge in Social Psychology by applying its principles regarding diversity and social inequality to contemporary social issues, such as how individuals relate to community and society, the groups they are part of and those people they see as not part of their group, including topics such as collective action and ideologies of diversity and multiculturalism.
  • Mobility Path B: Students will learn how to plan, conduct and evaluate applied research and interventions regarding justice and sustainability with an emphasis on migration and intergroup relations. They will also learn about how psychology can contribute to issues of human rights violations as well as post-conflict reconstruction.
  • Mobility Path C: Students will be prepared to deal with a socially and culturally diverse workforce in national and international organisations. They will learn how organisational and national cultures shape businesses, institutions and people (e.g., regarding leadership styles).

The compulsory Global-MINDS Summer School offers additional knowledge and skills development regarding topics not covered by the Partner Institutions.

Previous Curriculum Information

Note: All courses listed here are subject to change in the case of unforeseen circumstances

In order to fulfill the mobility requirements, students must complete 30 ECTS in each semester.

Year 1

Semester 1

ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Paths A & B
SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Paths B & C
Course TitleECTSCourse TitleECTS
Cultural Psychology6Dynamical Social Psychology5
Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination: Advanced Topics6Psychology of Acculturation and Economic Migration6
Psychology of Intercultural Contact and Communication6Cultural Determinants of Human Behavior and Cross Cultural Diagnosis6
Elective Block A (1 course)6Statistics and Methodology in Cross-Cultural Perspective5
Elective Block B (1 course)6General Electives8

Semester 2

University of Limerick
Path A
University of Oslo
Path B
Koç University
Path C
Course TitleECTSCourse TitleECTSCourse TitleECTS
Advanced Studies in Political Psychology6Promoting Change through Social Psychology10Cross-Cultural Management6
Community Psychology6Human Rights, Democracy and Reconstruction after Conflict5Advanced Research Methods & Statistics II9
Methods and Statistics Electives (1 course)6Methods and Statistics Electives (1 course)5 or 10Seminar Course3
General Electives (1 course)6General Electives (up to 1 course)5General Electives6

Summer School

Course based on Study Path (at ISCTE-IUL in 2018)ECTS
Path A Summer School in Methodology and Intervention6
Path B Summer School in Methodology and Intervention5
Path C Summer School in Methodology and Intervention6

Year 2

All UniversitiesECTS
Internship in the Psychology of Global Mobility, Inclusion and Diversity in Society18
Master dissertation in the Psychology of Global Mobility, Inclusion and Diversity in Society42


Year 1 by Path

Path A

Semester 1: ISCTE-IUL
Semester 2: UL
Course TitleECTSCourse TitleECTS
Required Courses
Required Courses
Cultural Psychology6Advanced Studies in Political Psychology6
Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination: Advanced Topics6Community Psychology6
Psychology of Intercultural Contact and Communication6Global-MINDS Summer School in Cross-Cultural Methodology and Intervention6
Likely Elective Course Options
(1 course from each block required)
(minimum of 12 ECTS required
Likely Elective Course Options
(1 course from each block required)
(minimum of 12 ECTS required
General Block
General Block
Diversity at Work6Advanced Perspectives in Social Identity Research6
Diversity and Intercultural Relations in the School Context6Multiculturalism and Political Theory6
Inequality and Social Exclusion6
Methods Block
(Advanced Quantitative required unless proficiency shown)
Methods Block
(Qualitative methods should be taken at only one university)
Advanced Quantitative Data Analysis6Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology6
Qualitative Data Analysis in Psychology6Advanced Analysis in Psychology6

Path B1

Semester 1: ISCTE-IUL
Semester 2: UiO
Course TitleECTSCourse TitleECTS
Required Courses
Required Courses
Cultural Psychology6Promoting Change through Social Psychology (PSYM4830)10
Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination: Advanced Topics6Human Rights, Democracy and Reconstruction after Conflict (PSY4506)5
Psychology of Intercultural Contact and Communication6Summer School in Methodology and Intervention5
Likely Elective Course Options
(1 course from each block required)
(minimum of 12 ECTS required
Likely Elective Course Options
(1 course Block B required. Choose additional courses from Block A to reach total of 30 ECTS.)
Block A
Block A
Diversity at Work6Current Topics in Social Psychology (PSY4115)5
Diversity and Intercultural Relations in the School Context6Social Inequality in the 21st Century: Egalitarian Norway in Comparative Perspective (SOS4100)10
Judgment and Decision Making and Social Cognition (PSY4301B)5
Block B
(Advanced Quantitative required unless proficiency shown)
Block B
Advanced Quantitative Data Analysis6Applied Quantitative Methods (PSY4020)5
Qualitative Data Analysis in Psychology6Applied Qualitative Methods (PSY4110)5

Path B2

Semester 1: SWPS
Semester 2: UiO
Course TitleECTSCourse TitleECTS
Required Courses
Required Courses
Dynamical Social Psychology5Promoting Change through Social Psychology (PSYM4830)10
Psychology of Acculturation and Economic Migration6Human Rights, Democracy and Reconstruction after Conflict (PSY4506)5
Cultural Determinants of Human Behavior and Cross Cultural Diagnosis6Summer School in Methodology and Intervention5
Statistics and Methodology in Cross-Cultural Perspective5
Intercultural Competence Training6
Likely Elective Course Options
Likely Elective Course Options
(1 course Block B required. Choose additional courses from Block A to reach total of 30 ECTS.)
Doing Business in the East and in the West2
General Block
Ethnic Conflict & Reconciliation2Current Topics in Social Psychology (PSY4115)5
Social Inequality in the 21st Century: Egalitarian Norway in Comparative Perspective (SOS4100)10
Judgment and Decision Making and Social Cognition (PSY4301B)5
Methods Block
Applied Quantitative Methods (PSY4020)5
Applied Qualitative Methods (PSY4110)5

Path C

Semester 1: SWPS
Semester 2: KU
Course TitleECTSCourse TitleECTS
Required Courses
Required Courses
Dynamical Social Psychology5Research Seminar3
Psychology of Acculturation and Economic Migration6Advanced Research Methods & Statistics II9
Cultural Determinants of Human Behavior and Cross Cultural Diagnosis6Cross-Cultural Management6
Statistics and Methodology in Cross-Cultural Perspective5Summer School in Methodology and Intervention6
Likely Elective Course Options
Likely Elective Course Options
Doing Business in the East and in the West3Advanced Industrial and Organizational Psychology6
Ethnic Conflict & Reconciliation2Social Cognitive Neuroscience6
Intercultural Training Competence4Culture and Human Development6
Adaptation Workshop for International Students2