Intercultural Psychology and Education (MA)

Multi / intercultural issues have become increasingly significant in political, social, cultural and everyday life. This is due to processes related to globalization, to continuous social changes and to the changing cultural and educational scene. Cultural awareness has thus become an essential part of being a professional in most fields but it is truly indispensable in community work and education. To meet the need for experts in these fields, the Center for Intercultural Psychology and Education launched its first MA Program of Intercultural Psychology and Education in 2009. From September, 2013, the Program will be offered in English, as well.

The Program provides students with knowledge about the multifaceted nature of intercultural issues and multi/interculturalism by means of a multidisciplinary approach, which includes anthropology, sociology, psychology and education. Courses are based on latest researches in relevant fields, and students are given opportunities to test and apply their theoretical knowledge in practical situations. The Program prepares students to understand, and effectively work with, culturally diverse populations in different institutions and in different settings, ranging from small communities to multinational corporations.

Strength of the program

The Program, which is one of the few of its kind in Europe, is strongly committed to interdisciplinary studies with a focus on psychological and educational issues. Focusing on the human dimensions of intercultural issues and interactions while giving ample consideration to their global context distinguishes the Program from macro-historical, macro-political or macro-sociological approaches.

In addition to theoretical knowledge, the Program provides plenty of opportunities for students to do field work, to gain field experience and develop their skills in real-life situations.


Career opportunities

Graduates will be able to understand the characteristics of intercultural relations and communication and co-ordinate the work of people from different cultures effectively in various fields both at national and international level in

  • public administration,
  • minority self-government,
  • minority and mainstream media,
  • schools as well as other formal and informal educational institutions, multi-national and civil organizations.

After receiving an MA degree, students may apply to continue their studies in our PhD program.

More details and application form on ELTE website!
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