Social Integration MA
Multi/intercultural issues have become increasingly significant in political, social, cultural and everyday life. This is due to processes related to globalisation, continuous social changes and to the changing cultural and educational landscape. 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 Institute for Intercultural Psychology and Education launched its first MA Programme of Intercultural Psychology and Education in 2009. Since September 2013, the Programme has also been offered in English.
The Programme, 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 sets the Programme apart from macro-historical, macro-political or macro-sociological approaches.
The Programme 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 the latest research in relevant fields, and students are given opportunities to test and apply their theoretical knowledge in practical situations. The Programme 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.
Following the 139/2015 Regulation issued by the Hungarian government, the name of the MA will be changed to “Social Integration Studies”, and our graduates will qualify as “Social Integration Counsellors”.