Master of Erasmus Mundus in the Psychology of Global Mobility, Inclusion and Diversity in Society (Global-MINDS)

Duration: 2 years

Mode: Full-time

Language: English

Credits: 120 ECTS


The program is jointly delivered by:

  • University of Limerick (UL), Limerick, Ireland
  • ISCTE – Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE-IUL), Lisbon, Portugal
  • SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS), Warsaw, Poland
  • University of Oslo (UiO), Oslo, Norway

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Eligibility: Undergraduate degree with a minimum of 100 ECTS in Psychology and research methods, English proficiency of B2 level or higher; Please check this page for the application and full details on requirements: Psychology of Global Mobility, Inclusion and Diversity in Society - Master of Erasmus Mundus | University of Limerick (


Tuition Fee (per year): 4500€ EU and 9000€ non-EU

Starting with Academic Year 2023, for the next 4 cohorts of students, we offer:

  • Full scholarships:  €1,400 per month for the 2 years (amounting to €33,600)
  • Partial scholarships: these involve waivers of the tuition fees

For each cohort, we offer 10 full scholarships and 15 partial scholarships.

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About the program

Global-MINDS is a unique Erasmus MUNDUS Joint Master Degree program which provides an opportunity to get a joint degree in the field of Social and Cultural Psychology. 

During the 2-year program, students gain first-hand intercultural experience while studying in at least two Partner Universities, complete a summer school where they receive additional knowledge and skills, participate in a 300-hour internship, and write a research-based M.A. thesis. The master course is designed to deliver high quality international training in scientific knowledge on themes of extreme social relevance, including diversity and inclusion, global mobility and acculturation, and migrant health. Thanks to the international component, the breadth of topics, and the combination of theory and practice, the Global-MINDS program in Social and Cultural Psychology is unique among social sciences programs available around the world. 

According to the mobility map (see mobility path diagram below), Global-MINDS students start either at ISCTE-IUL (Lisbon, Portugal) or SWPS (Warsaw, Poland). They then spend their 2nd semester at one of the other two Partner Universities (Ireland or Norway). Three mobility paths, focusing on societal issues, ensure that students experience the highest level of diversity in regard to cultural, socioeconomic, academic conditions and educational contents.

  • Mobility Path A, Culture & Diversity: 

Semester 1 at ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), Lisbon Portugal

Semester 2 at University of Limerick (UL), Limerick, Ireland

  • Mobility Path B, Mobility & Society: 

Semester 1 at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland

Semester 2 at University of Oslo (UiO), Oslo, Norway

  • Mobility Path C, Inclusion & Health: 

Semester 1 at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland

Semester 2 at University of Limerick (UL), Limerick, Ireland

At Global-MINDS 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.


After graduation

The thematic Master's Degree in Social and Cultural Psychology is a valuable diploma, because it provides an educational background and competencies sought after by employers in many fields. The Global-MINDS program is designed to meet the growing need for experts who are trained in dealing with the complexity of interactions among people of different cultures, ethnicities and social groups. Therefore, graduates of the Global-MINDS programme will be able to find employment opportunities in all areas requiring cultural competence and social psychology expertise.

Global-MINDS graduates find employment opportunities in:

  • Business organizations (e.g. human resources management, international marketing, and international management and administration)
  • Communities (e.g. evaluation of diversity programs in the community)
  • Health sector (e.g. dealing with health disparities, cultural health beliefs and communication barriers for migrants)
  • NGOs (e.g. the Psychology Coalition at the United Nations)
  • Media, Public Relations, and Education (e.g. educational school programs on ethnic and cultural diversity of students)
  • Development and International Agencies (e.g. humanitarian aid workers)
  • Governments (e.g. Public Policy Departments) and local authorities (e.g. dealing with migration related issues at a local level)
  • Intergovernmental Organizations (e.g. UNESCO)
  • Research (within and outside academia)
  • Diplomacy and Foreign Relations
  • Counselling, Cultural Consultancy
  • Cultural Training, Cultural Mediation and Negotiations


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