You earn an education that provides unique knowledge and innovative competences for international comparative child and family social work. Furthermore, you explore the latest research and practices on social work interventions for vulnerable children and families.
This two-year Master in Social Work with Families and Children at University of Stavanger is jointly developed by ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal; University of Gothenburg (UGOT), Sweden; University of Stavanger (UiS), Norway and Makerere University (MU), Uganda.
You spend the first semester Lisbon, Portugal, the second semester in Stavanger, Norway and the third semester in Gothenburg, Sweden before moving to one of the partner institutions to work on your master’s thesis.The language of instruction for the programme is English. Upon completion of the programme, you are awarded a joint degree by the MFAMILY consortium.
MFAMILY enhances your employability through the improvement of skills and knowledge in order to match the needs of EU actions to:
- protect children from violence
- other vulnerabilities as well as to work with the pressure on modern families.
After graduation you hold unique competences desired by local and national governmental institutions as well as from NGOs and private actors in the field of social work and social welfare.
- Sociology of the Family
- Families and Migration
- Family Law, Social Policy
- Family Social Work Placement
- Social Research Methodology
- Social Work Methodology
- Children, Youth and Participation (including field placement)
Welfare State and Welfare Policy (including field visits)
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed
The deadline for self-financing applicants: 1 March 2020
A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification in a related field is required (E.g. Social Work, Sociology, Social Sciences, Law, History, Cultural Studies)
Preference will be given to:
- Applicants who can document knowledge of Family Social Work and empirical methods
- Qualified applicants who, in addition, have relevant professional experience.
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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