What is MFAMILY?
Erasmus Mundus is an EU programme developed to offer education to the best students from all over the world. Four universities from four countries are part of our master’s programme in Social Work with Families and Children: The University of Gothenburg; University Institute of Lisbon; the University of Stavanger; and Makerere University. You will spend a semester each in Lisbon, Stavanger, and Gothenburg before moving to your desired partner institution to work on your master’s thesis. This programme aims to enhance 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 and to work with the pressure on modern families.
Providing a unique skillset
The aim of the programme is to enable you to work effectively with families and children in a changing global context and prepare you for careers in social work and social policy with governmental and non-governmental organizations, international organizations, and private practice. You will be updated on the latest research and practices on social work interventions for vulnerable children and families. Upon completion of the programme, you 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. As one of the partnering universities, the University of Gothenburg contributes with excellent standards of teaching and research expertise on themes focused on family issues and the rights of the children, on migration and globalization processes dealing with children and families, and on social work and social research methods.
Who Should Apply?
Are you passionate about providing interventions for vulnerable children and marginalized families?
Do you want to gain a unique, global perspective on social work with families and children?
Do you find the idea of gaining multiple field experiences and challenging your views appealing?
If you do, then apply to the Erasmus Mundus master’s programme in Social Work with Families and Children.
One program - four universities
The first semester is studied at the University Institute of Lisbon in Portugal, and consists of seven modules, including Families and Migration, Family Law, Family Social Placement, and Social Research Methodology.
The second semester is studied at the University of Stavanger in Norway and consists of two modules:
Children, Youth, and Participation
Welfare State and Welfare Policy
The third semester is studied at the University of Gothenburg and consists of two modules:
Children in Adverse Life Situations: Social Work with Children at Risk and Their Families
Research Theories and Methods
The fourth semester is devoted to your Degree Report, which you may choose to complete at any of the three universities above or at Makerere University in Uganda.
The University of Stavanger is responsible for the coordination of the programme, and you will be offered scholarships within the framework of Erasmus Mundus.
How to apply
For information about the application process and to apply to the program, please visit the University of Stavanger's page about the programme.
Graduates of the programme receive the degree Master of Science in Social Work with Families and Children.