Objectives and competences

The MIPE offers three distinct learning pathways: two focused on professional practice (Psychoeducational Intervention and Psychoeducational Intervention in Secondary Education) and one with an academic and research focus (Psychoeducational Research).
In addition, the MIPE links directly to the inter-university doctoral programme in Educational Psychology -DIPE through the branch of Psychoeducational Investigation.

Basic information

TypeMaster's degree
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Psychology
Branch of knowledge
  • Behavioural sciences and psychology
Mode of delivery
  • Face-to-face
Credits90
Number of places available40
Length of course2 academic years
Approximate price per credit27.67 euros per credit (82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Pathway of Psychoeducational Guidance in Secondary Education: 18.46 euros per credit (82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2023-2024.
CoordinationANA ENGEL ROCAMORA
Open pre-enrolmentYes
Open enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesYes
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualificationNo
InteruniversityYes
Main universityUniversitat Barcelona
Universities
  • Universitat Barcelona
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Universitat Girona
  • Universitat Ramon Llull
  • Universitat Vic - Universitat Central de Catalunya
Bridging coursesYes
Specializations
  • Psychological and Education Intervention and Improvement of Educational Practices
  • Psychological and Educational Orientation in Secondary Education
  • Research in Educational Psychology

Objectives and competences

Objectives

Competences

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

Academic background in educational psychology or psychology and education at bachelor's degree level, or at least three years' professional experience in the field of psychology or education.

Access requirements and conditions

General requirements
In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, students wishing to be admitted to a university master's degree must hold one of the following qualifications:

  • Official Spanish university degree.

  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.

  • A qualification issued by an institution outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, applicants must request homologation of the degree to its equivalent official Spanish university qualification or obtain express approval from the University of Barcelona, which will conduct a study of equivalence to ensure that the degree is of a comparable level to an official Spanish university qualification and that it grants access to university master's degree study in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

Pre-enrolment

Calendar

First period: 2 April - 24 May 2024.
Notification of resolutions: 10 - 17 June.

First period: 27 May - 21 June 2024.
Notification of resolutions: 8 - 15 July.

Notes:

  • Pre-enrolment fee: A pre-enrolment fee of 30,21 euros is charged. Students who apply to more than one master's degree must pay the fee for each pre-enrolment request. Pre-enrolment requests cannot be processed until this fee has been paid.Fees will only be refunded if the master's degree in question is suspended.
  • Reserved places: A maximum of 5% of the new places of the master's degree are reserved for students who meet the general and specific access requirements and accredit the recognition of a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%.

Required documentation

Selection criteria

The Committee will examine the certificates and documents submitted by candidates as proof of their knowledge, training and previous experience, and will assess their merits according to the following criteria:
  • Curriculum vitae:
    • Studies (maximum three points).
    • Other related studies (master's degrees, courses, seminars, etc.) (maximum 1 point).
    • Command of languages (in addition to Catalan): in particular, English, French and German (maximum 1 point).
    • Knowledge of ICT at advanced user level (maximum 1 point).
    • Other specific merits and work experience relating to educational psychology (maximum 1 point).
  • Academic record for the qualification used for admission (maximum 2 points).
  • Cover letter explaining interest in taking the master's degree (maximum 1 point).

Notification

The Coordination Committee for the MIPE is responsible for the admission process. After an evaluation of the candidates' academic records, it will identify those who do not have the specific training in psychology and education required to access the course, and may require candidates to take up to twenty-four credits in bridging courses, to ensure that they get the most out of the programme.

Enrolment

As a general rule, at the UB you will be required to enrol online. Remember that you can lose your place if you do not enrol on the day you have been assigned

Course curriculum

Subjects and course plans

Distribution of credits

Type ECTS
Compulsory 18
Optional 48
Compulsory placements 14
Compulsory final project 10
TOTAL 90

List of subjects

Subject Type Language Credits
Specialization: Psychological and Education Intervention and Improvement of Educational Practices
Analysis of School Educational Practices: Learning, Activity and Discourse Optional 2nd semester 6
Approaches and Current Trends in Educational Psychology Compulsory 2nd semester 6
Compulsory External Placement Compulsory 1st semester
2nd semester
14
Construction of Knowledge in Psychoeducation: Epistemological and Methodological Principles Compulsory 1st semester 3
Cooperative Learning and Peer Tutoring Strategies Optional 2nd semester 6
Culture, Development and Learning in Educational Psychology Compulsory 1st semester 3
Educational Innovation, Sustainability and Social Change Optional 1st semester 3
Final Project Compulsory 1st semester
2nd semester
10
Inclusive Education and Support for Diversity Optional 1st semester 6
Intercultural Education and Educational Provision for Social Diversity Optional 2nd semester 6
Interdisciplinary Projects and Intervention in Diverse Contexts Optional 1st semester 3
Intervention in Communication and Language in Children with Developmental Disorders Optional 1st semester 3
Learning, Evaluation and Quality in Education Optional 1st semester 6
Principles of Scientific, Academic and Professional Communication in Educational Psychology Compulsory 1st semester 6
Professional Identity and Teaching Strategies Optional 1st semester 6
Professional Settings and Practice in Educational Psychology in Adulthood and Old Age Optional 1st semester 3
Professional Settings and Practice in Educational Psychology in Childhood, Adolescence and Youth Optional 1st semester 3
Psychoeducation in Early Childhood Education Optional 1st semester 3
Psychoeducation in Social and Community Contexts Optional 2nd semester 6
Psychological Assessment and Intervention in Formal Education Optional 2nd semester 6
Psychological Bases of the School Curriculum: Design and Development Optional 2nd semester 6
Reading and Writing Strategies: Learning, Teaching and Intervention Optional 2nd semester 3
Research Methods and Techniques in Educational Psychology Optional 1st semester 6
Strategies for Written Composition and Academic Writing Optional 1st semester 6
Teaching and Learning of Spoken Language in Inclusive Educational Contexts Optional 1st semester 3
The Use of External Representations in School Learning Optional 2nd semester 3
Topics and Current Areas in Educational Psychology Research Optional 1st semester 6
Training of Education Professionals Optional 2nd semester 3
Virtual Learning Environments, Tools and Practices Optional 1st semester 6
Work with Families in the Framework of Early Care Optional 2nd semester 3
Specialization: Psychological and Educational Orientation in Secondary Education
Analysis of School Educational Practices: Learning, Activity and Discourse Optional 2nd semester 6
Approaches and Current Trends in Educational Psychology Compulsory 2nd semester 6
Compulsory External Placement Compulsory 1st semester
2nd semester
14
Construction of Knowledge in Psychoeducation: Epistemological and Methodological Principles Compulsory 1st semester 3
Cooperative Learning and Peer Tutoring Strategies Optional 2nd semester 6
Culture, Development and Learning in Educational Psychology Compulsory 1st semester 3
Educational Innovation, Sustainability and Social Change Optional 1st semester 3
Final Project Compulsory 1st semester
2nd semester
10
Inclusive Education and Support for Diversity Optional 1st semester 6
Intercultural Education and Educational Provision for Social Diversity Optional 2nd semester 6
Interdisciplinary Projects and Intervention in Diverse Contexts Optional 1st semester 3
Intervention in Communication and Language in Children with Developmental Disorders Optional 1st semester 3
Learning, Evaluation and Quality in Education Optional 1st semester 6
Principles of Scientific, Academic and Professional Communication in Educational Psychology Compulsory 1st semester 6
Professional Identity and Teaching Strategies Optional 1st semester 6
Professional Settings and Practice in Educational Psychology in Adulthood and Old Age Optional 1st semester 3
Professional Settings and Practice in Educational Psychology in Childhood, Adolescence and Youth Optional 1st semester 3
Psychoeducation in Early Childhood Education Optional 1st semester 3
Psychoeducation in Social and Community Contexts Optional 2nd semester 6
Psychological Assessment and Intervention in Formal Education Optional 2nd semester 6
Psychological Bases of the School Curriculum: Design and Development Optional 2nd semester 6
Reading and Writing Strategies: Learning, Teaching and Intervention Optional 2nd semester 3
Research Methods and Techniques in Educational Psychology Optional 1st semester 6
Strategies for Written Composition and Academic Writing Optional 1st semester 6
Teaching and Learning of Spoken Language in Inclusive Educational Contexts Optional 1st semester 3
The Use of External Representations in School Learning Optional 2nd semester 3
Topics and Current Areas in Educational Psychology Research Optional 1st semester 6
Training of Education Professionals Optional 2nd semester 3
Virtual Learning Environments, Tools and Practices Optional 1st semester 6
Work with Families in the Framework of Early Care Optional 2nd semester 3
Specialization: Research in Educational Psychology
Analysis of School Educational Practices: Learning, Activity and Discourse Optional 2nd semester 6
Approaches and Current Trends in Educational Psychology Compulsory 2nd semester 6
Compulsory External Placement Compulsory 1st semester
2nd semester
14
Construction of Knowledge in Psychoeducation: Epistemological and Methodological Principles Compulsory 1st semester 3
Cooperative Learning and Peer Tutoring Strategies Optional 2nd semester 6
Culture, Development and Learning in Educational Psychology Compulsory 1st semester 3
Educational Innovation, Sustainability and Social Change Optional 1st semester 3
Final Project Compulsory 1st semester
2nd semester
10
Inclusive Education and Support for Diversity Optional 1st semester 6
Intercultural Education and Educational Provision for Social Diversity Optional 2nd semester 6
Interdisciplinary Projects and Intervention in Diverse Contexts Optional 1st semester 3
Intervention in Communication and Language in Children with Developmental Disorders Optional 1st semester 3
Learning, Evaluation and Quality in Education Optional 1st semester 6
Principles of Scientific, Academic and Professional Communication in Educational Psychology Compulsory 1st semester 6
Professional Identity and Teaching Strategies Optional 1st semester 6
Professional Settings and Practice in Educational Psychology in Adulthood and Old Age Optional 1st semester 3
Professional Settings and Practice in Educational Psychology in Childhood, Adolescence and Youth Optional 1st semester 3
Psychoeducation in Early Childhood Education Optional 1st semester 3
Psychoeducation in Social and Community Contexts Optional 2nd semester 6
Psychological Assessment and Intervention in Formal Education Optional 2nd semester 6
Psychological Bases of the School Curriculum: Design and Development Optional 2nd semester 6
Reading and Writing Strategies: Learning, Teaching and Intervention Optional 2nd semester 3
Research Methods and Techniques in Educational Psychology Optional 1st semester 6
Strategies for Written Composition and Academic Writing Optional 1st semester 6
Teaching and Learning of Spoken Language in Inclusive Educational Contexts Optional 1st semester 3
The Use of External Representations in School Learning Optional 2nd semester 3
Topics and Current Areas in Educational Psychology Research Optional 1st semester 6
Training of Education Professionals Optional 2nd semester 3
Virtual Learning Environments, Tools and Practices Optional 1st semester 6
Work with Families in the Framework of Early Care Optional 2nd semester 3

Previous years

Placements

Placements in a company or another type of organization are an integral part of university studies, providing first-hand experience of working methodologies in students' chosen professional fields. They offer invaluable practical experience for the transition into work after graduation.



Placements are supervised by tutors and subject to assessment. They are therefore included in the academic record.  There is also an option to complete non-curricular placements of up to 500 hours, which can be extended to 900 hours. For both curricular and non-curricular placements, an educational cooperation agreement is signed between the UB and the company, institution or other organization at which the placement will be carried out.



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Career opportunities

What can you work on ?

The MIPE qualifies graduates to work as educational psychologists in all social and institutional contexts that involve processes of personal change resulting from the more or less intentional educational influence of other agents in formal education (primary and secondary schools) and informal education (cultural associations, companies, sports clubs and museums).

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