General information

Academic year: 2023/2024

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 60

Programme orientation Research

Length of programme (full time): 1 YEAR

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face

Level of qualification: Máster (MECES level 3 - EQF level 7)

Model of study: Full-time (42-60 ECTS per school year)

Work-based learning (Practicum): Yes

Language(s) of instruction Spanish

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Field(s) of education and training (ISCED-F)

  • Social and behavioural sciences, not elsewhere classified (0319)

Main focus

; Graduates of this master’s programme will have the knowledge and skills to do the following: – Understand and apply the principles of multiculturalism in real situations related to the fields of study (education, law, health, administration and economics), develop, implement, and evaluate plans and intervention programs that address cultural diversity. – Design, implement, and evaluate research projects associated with the fields of study. – Form and justify personal opinions, taking a critical stance regarding responses to cultural diversity. – Make decisions in practical situations.


Students that have completed the second cycle have the following competencies: – Have demonstrated knowledge and understanding that is founded upon a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context. – Can apply their acquired knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. – Have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, but that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. – Can communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously. – Have the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Programme qualification

Name of title awarded in original language

Máster Universitario en Diversidad Cultural. Un Enfoque Multidisciplinar y Transfronterizo

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Basic Concepts in Cultural Diversity 1st Year 1st Semester
Characteristics of Cultural Diversity in Melilla 1st Year 1st Semester
Cultural Identity, Psychology and Health 1st Year 2nd Semester
Dietary Habits and Culture 1st Year 2nd Semester
Evaluation of Attention to Diversity Programmes: Indicators, Approaches and Methodologies 1st Year 2nd Semester
Fundamental Rights and Freedoms of Foreigners 1st Year 2nd Semester
Intercultural Curriculum 1st Year 2nd Semester
Intercultural Education: Psychosocial Aspects 1st Year 2nd Semester
Introduction to Research 1st Year 1st Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Plurilingualism: Key Concepts, Methodology and Research 1st Year 2nd Semester
Public Policies for the Integration of Immigrants 1st Year 2nd Semester
Research in Multicultural Contexts 1st Year 1st Semester
Research Stay 1st Year Yearly
Social Inequalities: Inequality in Health 1st Year 2nd Semester
Universality of Human Rights: Globalisation, Multiculturalism and Immigration 1st Year 2nd Semester
Work Placement 1st Year 2nd Semester


Specialisation name

– Education Issues – Legal Issues – Health Issues – Economic Issues – Administrative Issues

Admission information

Access to Master’s Degree programmes is granted to holders of:
A.1. A Spanish official university degree.
A.2. A degree issued by a Higher Education institution from another European Higher Education Area Member State which allows access to Master Degree’s programmes in that State.
A.3. A degree from a non-EHEA education system, upon verification by the Spanish University that the aforementioned degree accredits an equivalent education level to that of a Spanish university degree and allows access to postgraduate programmes in the issuing country.
A.4. A Spanish Bachelor in Advanced Artistic Education.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.

Specific admission requirements

Access to this Master’s degree programme is granted to holders of the following Spanish official university degrees, and to holders of equivalent degrees from other education systems: – Grados (Bachelor’s Degrees) in Social and Cultural Anthropology, Environmental Sciences, Political Science and Public Administration, Law, Economics, Early Childhood Education, Primary School Education, Social Pedagogy, Nursing, Arabic and Islamic Studies, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physiotherapy, Business Management, Public Administration, History, Comparative Literature, Medicine, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Pedagogy, Psychology, Labour Relations and Human Resources, Sociology, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Translation and Interpreting, and Tourism. – Previous university degree programmes similar to the above mentioned Grados.

General regulations

Grading scale
In the Spanish university system, modules/courses are graded on a scale of 0 to 10 points with the following qualitative equivalence:
0-4,9: «suspenso»; 5-6,9: «aprobado»; 7-8,9: «notable»; 9-10: «sobresaliente». A special mention, «Matrícula de Honor» may be granted to up to 5% of the students in a group provided they have got a «sobresaliente». To pass a module/course is necessary to get at least 5 points.
In cases of recognition of ECTS, professional experience, cultural or sports activities, or student representation no grading will be recorded but, where appropriate, the word «Apto».


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