The ISCTE-IUL International Programme on Family Social Work and Social Policy is one year international master is running since 2008 and It is based on a partnership between ISCTE-IUL and European universities from Sweden, Norway and Italy. The study programme uses innovative approaches to prepare its students to deal with the problems and complexities of contemporary families. The master focuses on family issues and children’s rights, migratory and globalisation processes associated with family, children rights, generations and migration, as well as research and social intervention methods. Strong attention is also devoted to international models in welfare systems, family policies and responses to the problems of different generations. The programme is based on the assumption that integrated approaches combining critical, multidisciplinary perspectives and taking account of experiences in different are enriching from the point of view of both theory and practice.
The students completing this course will have the competences they need for the design of public policies, social intervention and a broad understanding of the family as an active social system and a strategic research subject. Contact with highly qualified lecturers from different universities, a variety of teaching methods and students of different nationalities from Europe and other continents will provide an excellent learning opportunity offering appropriate preparation for research and employment in these areas in their own countries and abroad.
ISCTE-IUL offers two possibilities of attending the Programme:
- Attend the full Programme - The course lasts two semesters. The first semester takes place in Portugal and includes six statutory and optional units (30 ECTS). The second semester consists of a final report (30 ECTS), in which students conduct comparative research and are given the opportunity to stay at one of the partner universities. Students passing the units can also have their credits recognised so that they can enrol in a two year master programme in Family and Society, Social Work or Public Policies at the School of Sociology and Public Policies (ISCTE-IUL).
Final certificate issued by ISCTE-IUL. Fees: €2000.
- Attend part of the Programme as an International Exchange student – The student is nominated under a bilateral agreement by the host university as an international exchange student and attend some courses of the programme. ISCTE-IUL issues a Transcript of Records only with the grades of the subject attended. No paying fees. Bilateral Agreement established with ISCTE-IUL is mandatory (please confirm with your host university)
Applications are open from January 31st. The final deadline for applications will be announced later on at the website (normally August).
Other information is available at the website http://familysocialwork.iscte.pt/.
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