Official master's degree in Psychosocial Research and Intervention

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Content Official Master's Degree in Psychosocial Research and Intervention

Study guides

Master description

The Master's Degree in Psychosocial Research and Intervention consists of 60 ECTS credits, with two areas of specialisation:

  1. Research in Social Psychology
  2. Psychosocial and Community Intervention

The master's degree consists of 24 ECTS credits common to both areas of specialisation. The remaining 36 ECTS credits are arranged into three modules (two modules of 9 ECTS credits and one of 6 ECTS credits), obligatory for each area of specialisation, and two optional modules (6 ECTS credits each), which are also offered within other master’s degrees in the Faculty of Psychology’s graduate programme.

The 24 obligatory credits, common to both areas of specialisation, consist of the following: two content modules, which work on different theoretical and methodological approaches to the field of social psychology (9 ECTS credits), in addition to the ethical and political implications of psychosocial research and intervention activities (9 ECTS credits). The obligatory credits are completed by the master’s degree dissertation, of 6 credits. The remaining 36 credits consist of three modules (two of 9 credits and one of 6 credits) required by each area of specialisation, in which specific tools for research or intervention in social psychology are developed, and two optional modules (6 ECTS credits per module) to be chosen from the syllabus. These modules may also be chosen as optional by students from other master’s degrees in the Faculty of Psychology’s graduate programme.

The syllabus covers two semesters (one academic year) and offers both a research and professional focus, depending on the area of specialisation that each student chooses. ________________________

Teaching timetable

Students must be available 4 afternoons per week, Monday to Friday, from 5pm to 9pm.

Study plan structure

Type Credits
Compulsory 18
Optional 36
Master Thesis 6
TOTAL 60

Specialization in Research in Social Psychology

Module Credits Type
Current Approaches and Debates in the Psychosocial Field 9 OB
Master Thesis 6 OB
Technical Skills, Ethics and Policies for Professional Practice with Groups and Populations 9 OB
Analysis and Presentation of Results 9 OT*
Methodologial Perspectives and Foundations in Social Psychology 6 OT*
Tools and Skills for Understanding Psychosocial Situations 9 OT*
Areas of Psychosocial Intervention. Childhood, Families and Ageing 6 OT**
Areas of Psychosocial Intervention. Inclusion and Diversity: Culture, Minorities and Genre 6 OT**
Discursive Perspectives in Social Research 6 OT**
Ethnographic Perspectives in Social Research 6 OT**
Foundations of Qualitative Methods: from Interpretation to Discourse 6 OT**
Social Intervention in Health Settings 6 OT**

* Specialization Compulsory
**


Specialization in Psychosocial and Community Intervention

Module Credits Type
Current Approaches and Debates in the Psychosocial Field 9 OB
Master Thesis 6 OB
Technical Skills, Ethics and Policies for Professional Practice with Groups and Populations 9 OB
Analysis of Psychosocial Practice 6 OT*
Psychosocial Intervention Work Placement 9 OT*
Tools and Skills for Psychosocial and Community Intervention 9 OT*
Areas of Psychosocial Intervention. Childhood, Families and Ageing 6 OT**
Areas of Psychosocial Intervention. Inclusion and Diversity: Culture, Minorities and Genre 6 OT**
Discursive Perspectives in Social Research 6 OT**
Ethnographic Perspectives in Social Research 6 OT**
Foundations of Qualitative Methods: from Interpretation to Discourse 6 OT**
Social Intervention in Health Settings 6 OT**

* Specialization Compulsory
**


OB: Compulsory
OT: Optional