Master (MSc)


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6 Years
30 Jul 2019
Accreditation DGES
Initial registry R/A-Cr 71/2011 de 25-07-2011
Update registry R/A-Cr 71/2011/AL01 de 12-08-2014 | R/A-Cr 71/2011/AL02 de 05-05-2017 | R/A-Cr 71/2011/AL03 de 02-08-2018 | R/A-Cr71/2011/AL04 de 10/02/2020
School of Social Sciences
Sedas Nunes Building (Building I), room 1E05
(+351) 210 464 016
9:30 - 18:00
Lectured in English
Teaching Type In person

Have you ever wondered about the benefits and challenges of culturally diverse societies and what happens when people from different cultures meet? What the contemporary expressions of social exclusion are based on perceived differences concerning a myriad of social categories (e.g., gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation)? How we can manage social diversity and promote positive relations at work, in school and in society? These are fundamental questions for psychological scientists and practitioners who aim to contribute to inclusive, equitable, and sustainable societies.

According to America Psychological Association (APA) 2022 Trends Report, psychologists are on high demand, and the roles in organizations recruiting the field of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) are one of the fast growing, with an increase of 71% between 2015 and 2020 (LinkedIn Talent Blog, Sept. 2, 2020).

The Master of Psychology of Intercultural Relations (MPIR) is an international 2-year programme (120 ECTS), delivered in English, which addresses these and other related questions through the framework of social and cultural psychology. The first year includes 5 obligatory and 5 optional courses covering a wide range of advanced topics. Completing the first year (60 ECTS) grants the student with the option to acquire a Diploma of Postgraduate Studies in the Psychology of Intercultural Relations. The second year includes the thesis and a 300h curricular internship in a (inter)national partner organization. 

The programme is led by a team of internationally recognized teachers and researchers, who follow a student-centered approach and embrace diversity within the classroom as a core element in their teaching approach. Since 2013, the master has welcomed students from over 20 countries and 5 continents. The programme is an excellent choice for anyone worldwide who is interested in social issues and culture -- be it Bachelor students or professionals who have a degree in psychology and wish to complete their training at master level. The MPIR curriculum follows the guidelines of the European Training Diploma in Psychology (EuroPsy - proposed by the European Federation of Psychologists' Associations). 

The MPRI is fully accredited by the national accreditation agency A3ES and is part of the Department of Psychology at Iscte, and It's also linked to the Laboratory of Social and Organizational Psychology and the research centre Cis-ISCTE, which has been rated as Excellent by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology in 2020. Courses that are offered in the first semester of the MPRI are also part of the European Joint Master Global-MINDS which was selected for funding within the Erasmus+ framework by the European Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) from 2016 to 2021. 

We are very much looking forward to receiving your application. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions.



General information

2 years
Teaching Type
In person
2023-12-18 00:01 - 2024-01-31 17:00
2024-02-01 00:01 - 2024-03-20 17:00
2024-03-21 00:01 - 2024-05-15 17:00
1.stYear 2500.00
2.ndYear 1250.00
1.stYear 3500.00
2.ndYear 1600.00
* Information for 2024/2025
School of Social Sciences
Sedas Nunes Building (Building I), room 1E05
(+351) 210 464 016
9:30 - 18:00
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