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MFAMILY: European Master in Social Work with Families and Children

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 Erasmus Mundus programme: European Master in Social Work with Families and Children (MFAMILY)

MFAMILY 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.

This master programme aims to enhancepostgraduate students’ 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. 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 first semester is studied at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE) in Portugal, the second semester at the University of Stavanger (UiS) in Norway, the third semester at the Department of Social Work in Gothenburg and the fourth semester, the students write their Degree Report at any of the three universities of their choice, alternatively at Makerere University in Uganda.

University of Stavanger (UiS), is responsible for the coordination of the master programme. The students will be offered scholarships within the framework of Erasmus Mundus higher education.


To apply, please visit: https://www.uis.no/studies/master-s-programmes-in-english/social-sciences/social-work-with-families-and-children/
You will find all info regarding application on the above link.

For the intake of autumn 2019, the following dates apply:

1st of November 2018
The application form is published on the website.

15th of January 2019 
Application deadline (Only for scholarship seekers). Self-financed students will be able to apply until the 1st of June.

Programme description

Download the rogramme descriptionn here

Course syllabus

More information

Read more about the MFAMILY master's programme on MFAMILY's international website: https://www.uis.no/studies/master-s-programmes-in-english/social-sciences/social-work-with-families-and-children/

Contact us


Therese Wissö, programme coordinator
Phone: +46 31-786 6386

What's it like to study here?

Meet Patience - one of the students in the MFAMILY program

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