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.
Students who successfully complete Social Work with Families and Children at University of Stavanger will have acquired the following skills:
- Create, organize and present professional social work knowledge, skills and arguments.
- Define strategies for social inclusion.
- Capacity-orientation in problem-solving and preventive missions.
- Networking strategies for cooperation with civil society resources.
- Collect, organize and analyse different kinds of information and data.
- Capacity to communicate research findings, and other work and observation results.
- Process scientific evidence to inform the public, participate in political dialogue and stimulate a broad and productive debate on current and alternative approaches to children and marginalized families' situations.
- Work in teams applying democratic decision-making processes.
- Sensitivity and adaptability to different kinds of environment contexts and specific situations.
- Capacity to deal with time pressure and understanding of available resources.
The master's programme requires students to travel across a minimum of three different countries, which will provide them with adaptability capacities and sensitivity to understand and adopt an empathic attitude towards the different environments and cultures they will be in contact with.
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 and 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.
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- Sociology of the Family
- Family and Migration
- Family Law
- Social Policy
- Family Social Work Placement
- Social Research Methodology
- Social Work Methodology
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- Sholarship seekers: 31 January,
- Self- financed students: 1 March
A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification in a related field is required (E.g. Social Work, Sociology, Social Sciences, Psychology, Law, History, Cultural Studies)
Preference will be given to:
- Applicants who can document knowledge of Family Social Work and empirical methods (modules completed at the undergraduate level, papers, essays and examination results are considered valid documentation).
Qualified applicants who, in addition, have relevant professional experience.
International9000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA4500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2250 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
Currently, the MFAMILY Consortium charges the following participation costs:
- 2250 EUR per semester for students from Erasmus+ programme countries.
- Students from EU countries plus Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, the former Yougoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey.
- 4500 EUR per semester for students from Erasmus+ partner countries.
- All remaining countries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
Updated in the last 6 months
Check the official programme website for potential updates.