What is MFAMILY?

MFAMILY is a European Master in Social Work with Families and Children.

MFAMILY is a two year master programme of 120 ECTS, jointly developed by Lisbon University Institute (Lisbon, Portugal), University of Gothenburg (Gothenbur, Sweden); University of Stavanger (Stavanger, Norway) and Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda) – the four partners in the University consortium.

The course programme involves associate partners from India, Brazil, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and Bulgaria.

The European Master in Social Work with Families and Children follows the Europe 2020 and Lisbon Treaty goals of providing citizens with an excellent standard of skills and competencies needed by society at large in order to promote smart sustainable growth, social cohesion, inclusion, and employability.

MFAMILY is the first European programme of its kind to integrate a comparative and intercultural perspective.

MFAMILY presents innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to social work with families and vulnerable children and, explores the potential benefits and challenges of adopting democratic principles and empowering methods in social work theories and practice in the areas of social policy, family welfare and child protection.

MFAMILY will enable students to work effectively with families and children in a changing global context, and prepare students for careers in social work and social policy with governmental and non-governmental organizations, international organizations and private practice.

MFAMILY courses will be taught in English.



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