European Master in Social Work with Families and Children
This Erasmus Mundus MFAMILY is a two year Master's programme of 120 ECTS. The programme has been developed by University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal), University of Gothenburg (Sweden), University of Stavanger (Norway) and Makerere University (Uganda). MFAMILY is also proud of the active participation of 26 associate partners, 8 of which are higher education institutions from several continents. This gives the programme a truly global character, and a great potential to respond to needs in skills development, teaching, research and employability in the area of social work with children and families.
This Master's programme addresses the improvement of knowledge and skills for people working with interventions for vulnerable children and marginalized families. MFAMILY will develop an education that will provide unique knowledge and innovative competences for international comparative child and family social work. Students will be updated on the latest research and practices on social work interventions for vulnerable children and families.
The programme aims to enhance postgraduate students’ employability by helping to improve their skills as well as their theoretical knowledge. Students will be well equipped to implement EU plans to protect children from violence, as well as to help deal with the pressure many modern families experience. The students will hold unique competences that are demanded from local and national governmental institutions as well as from NGOs and private actors in the field of social work and social welfare. The qualified students from MFAMILY will represent a group with expert knowledge in a field with great demand for new solutions, especially in times of economic downturn.
Students will spend a semester in Lisbon, Stavanger and Gothenburg before moving to the desired partner institution to work on their Master’s thesis. The language of instruction for the programme is English. Upon completion of the programme, students will be awarded a joint degree by the consortium.