Second cycle degree in

Clinical, Social and Intercultural Psychology

Class: LM-51 - Psychology

Class LM-51 - Psychology
Duration 2 years
Branch Padova
Language English
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Tuition fees and scholarships
Programme coordinator SARA MONDINI
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Reference structures Department of philosophy, sociology, education and applied psychology, School of psychology

Application period - A.Y. 2022/23:

7 January - 7 March 2022 - APPLICATION WEBSITE (international students) - Please check the Call for admission (TBD)

Documents to be filled in and attached to the application:

- CV Template
- Statement of purpose


The Master’s degree offers knowledge and practical skills in different sectors of Psychology, in order to diversify the psychologist’s toolbox across interventions regarding mental health, individuals at work and societies. Contemporary societies are increasingly complex and multifaceted, requiring psychologists to deal with interculturality and multiple ethnicities in their work with both individuals and the community.

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Characteristics and objectives
Many recent societal challenges (e.g., Europe?s refugee crisis, rise of political extremism, etc.) require expert and thoughtful consideration of people?s mobility, inclusion and diversity. Across the globe and in Europe in particular, specialists in intergroup relations and cultural diversity are needed who can act effectively with multicultural audiences and who can foster the well-being of the individual within a multicultural setting in various public and private institutions such as industries, organizations, schools, and health services. The core theme of this International Master?s course is Interculturality and its expression in the main diverse areas of Psychology: Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology and Work and Organizational Psychology, Biological Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Psychometrics. The supplementary teachings of the Degree course have been planned in such a way that they will cover Interculturality thorough Philosophy, Pedagogy and Sociology. Thus, across all teachings particular attention will be paid to the intercultural confrontation which is underway in our current (and possibly future) society in strong discontinuity with the past and with traditional psychology. Any psychological intervention at clinical or educational level, such as social mediation or interventions in the workplace, must take into account the broader cultural and social context characterised by multiculturalism. Students will receive in-depth training in theoretical foundations, research and practical application in order to develop mastery in psychological intervention in cross-cultural settings, an indispensable resource within today's global knowledge and multicultural work environments. The training will include how to understand the role of intergroup relations and culture in society, and develop research and interventions to better address a wide range of complex social issues (including migration) in contemporary societies. The degree course lasts two years and includes activities such as lectures and laboratories. An internship will allow the application of the acquired knowledge also in organisations external to the University. The writing of a thesis and its discussion are the final step of graduation. During the degree course experiences abroad (e.g., Erasmus project) will be greatly encouraged.
Admission is only for students with a Psychology background (Bachelor?s or equivalent degree in Psychology) and a certification of knowledge of English at least B2 level. A Curriculum vitae and a Statement of purpose (see the format in the admission notice) will be evaluated.

Occupational opportunities
This International Master?s degree course expresses the specific profile of a psychologist equipped to work in a variety of contexts with multicultural users: e.g., in health services, in primary and secondary schools, in industry and organisations, in multicultural teams as a community mediator or as an expert in counselling or even as member of NGOs to lead development processes. In all these areas sensitivity to cross-cultural diversity and knowledge of cultural integration find their best application in consideration of societal changes and global mobility of people. The consequences on the structure of the community, on families, on workplaces and on health services will be enormous and psychologists with specific competences in cultural diversity will be needed. The programme complies with international legal requirements regarding the registration and use of the Italian title 'psychologist', significantly improving the employability of psychology graduates. The Master?s degree obtained at the end of the course allows access to PhD courses in Psychology and to the State examination.

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Training

I Year PSYCHOLOGY OF INCLUSION AND SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY [CFU 6] CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY AND CULTURAL DIFFERENCES [CFU 6] ANIMAL AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR: A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE [CFU 6] BRAIN DISORDERS AND BEHAVIOR ACROSS CULTURES [CFU 6] INTERCULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY [CFU 6] SOCIOLOGY, PLACES AND CULTURES OF SUSTAINABILITY [CFU 6] PSYCHOLOGY OF ADULT DEVELOPMENT ACROSS CULTURES [CFU 6] CAREER COUNSELING AND VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE IN MULTI-CULTURAL CONTEXTS [CFU 6] PROCESS AND OUTCOME IN PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS [CFU 6] ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSIS IN CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY [CFU 6] CROSS-CULTURAL RESEARCH METHODS [CFU 6] MEASUREMENT AND DATA ANALYSIS IN CROSS-CULTURAL RESEARCH [CFU 6] INTERGROUP RELATIONS [CFU 6] CROSS-CULTURAL ISSUES IN PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY [CFU 6] II Year ETHICS AND DEONTOLOGY IN PSYCHOLOGY [CFU 4] TRAINING AND LABORATORIES [CFU 16] PHILOSOPHY OF INTERCULTURALITY [CFU 6] INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION [CFU 6] ETNOPSYCHIATRY [CFU 6] HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE [CFU 6] PSYCHOLOGY FOR COOPERATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT [CFU 3] INTERCULTURAL ANALYSIS OF CRISIS AND DISCOMFORT IN DEVELOPMENTAL PROCESSES [CFU 3] COMMUNITY MEDIATION [CFU 3]

Entry requirements:

- A minimum three-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Psychology or related subjects

- English language at a B2 level as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or corresponding level (e.g. Academic IELTS or TOEFL/IBT) is required.