Online Postgraduate Studies in Marriage, Education and Family (E-MEF)

Tipus de programa
Diplomatures de postgrau
des del 21-10-2024 al 18-07-2025
137,00€ / ECTS x 15 = 2.055,00€. *Preus corresponents a l’any acadèmic 2024-2025.
  • Inici
  • Presentació
  • Pla d'estudis i equip docent
  • Requisits d'admissió
  • Beques i finançament

Prospective students

  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Therapists
  • Mediators
  • Counsellors
  • Advisors


The aim of the Postgraduate Degree in Marriage and Family Education is to provide a solid anthropological foundation, based on which students will acquire the tools required to understand human dignity, marriage and the family.

  1. The Postgraduate is a flexible ONLINE programme that will give you the tools you require to understand human dignity, marriage and the family.
  2. The Postgraduate will teach you how to analyse the family as a source of education and personal growth.
  3. The Postgraduate will teach you to develop virtue within the family.


Through this course, the Institute for Advanced Family Studies (IESF) offers a comprehensive study of family life, via a methodology which is suitable for parents and for professionals who work in the area of education or family enrichment.

The online format provides a great deal of flexibility for students. They are able to follow the course easily due to its practical approach to the subjects. This course combines scientific research with the most practical aspects of family education while always respecting the personal dedication and the interests of each participant in the course.

At the end of the course students will have acquired theoretical and practical knowledge about the family dimension of the individual, as well as some knowledge on pedagogy and family education.


Pla d'estudis i assignatures 2024-2025

Assignatures del curs 1 Type Període ECTS
Module I: Anthropology of the Person and Family Type: OB Període: Primer semestre ECTS: 7
Final Postgraduate Thesis Type: OB Període: Segon semestre ECTS: 2
Module II: Developmental Psychology and Family Education Type: OB Període: Segon semestre ECTS: 6
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Període: període del calendari
  • (a): assignatures impartides en anglès

Requisits d'admissió

Reception and tutoring


Ph. D Remei Agulles Simó


Dr. Javier Aranguren
PhD, Philosophy, University of Navarra.
Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Strathmore University (Nairobi, Kenya).
Expert in the area of philosophical anthropology.

Art Bennett
M.A., Counselling Psychology, Santa Clara University
Founder of Alpha Omega Clinic &Consultation Services, Vienna, VA.
President & CEO Catholic Charities, Diocese of Arlington, Washington DC
Co-author of The Temperament God Gave You
Expert in the area of family education

Laraine Bennett
M.A., Philosophy, University of California
Communications Manager, National Council of Catholic Women
Ms. Bennett co-author of The Temperament God Gave You
Expert in the area of family education

Dr. Jutta Burggraf (†)
Ph.D. Psycho-Pedagogy, University of Cologne.
Ph.D. Theology, University of Navarra.
Associate Professor of Dogmatic Theology and Ecumenical Theology, Faculty of Theology, University of Navarra.
Expert in the area of psychology and gender studies.

Dr. Allan Carlson
Ph.D., Modern European History, The Ohio University.
Senior Fellow, Editor, and President Emeritus of the World Congress of Families.
President of The Howard Center.
Expert in the area of family education.

Dr. Montserrat Gas
Ph.D., Law, Complutense University of Madrid.
Ph.D., Canon Law, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross.
Acting Vice-Dean Faculty of Law, UIC Barcelona.
Director of the Institute of Advanced Family Studies, UIC Barcelona.
Associate Professor of Law, UIC Barcelona
Expert in the areas of marriage and family law.

Mª Pilar Lacorte
Bachelor of Law, University of Zaragoza.
Master in Marriage and Family, University of Navarra.
Academic Director of the Institute of Advanced Family Studies (IESF), UIC Barcelona.
Expert in the areas of marriage, gender and family law.

Dr. Marta López-Jurado
PhD, Philosophy
PhD, Education Sciences
Associate Professor, Education Faculty, UNED
Family Mediator
Expert in the area of communication in the family

Dr. Tomás Melendo
PhD Education Science.
PhD Philosophy.
Full Professor of Metaphysics, University of Malaga (Spain).
Expert in the area of anthropology.

Dr. Andrew Mullins
PhD, University of Notre Dame, Australia
Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Notre Dame, Australia
Member of the Board of Harkaway Hills College in Melbourne. Director of Drummond Study Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Author of Parenting for Character: Equipping Your Child for Life
Expert in the area of family education

Dr. Aquilino Polaino
Ph.D., Medicine
Ph.D., Psychiatry
B.A., Philosophy
Full Professor of Psychopathology, CEU San Pablo, Madrid, Spain
Expert in the area of psychology and family relations

Dr. Alice Ramos
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Navarra
Ph.D., French Literature, New York University
Full Professor of Philosophy, St. John’s College, St. John’s University, Jamaica, New York
Expert in personalist philosophy

Dr. Eyra Sanidas
Ph.D., Medicine, University of Barcelona.
Gynecologist and expert in Natural Family Planning (NFP)
Expert in the area of sexuality

Javier Vidal-Quadras
B.A., Law, University of Barcelona
Partner at a law firm
Secretary General IFFD
Expert in the area of marriage

Dr. Paul Vitz
Ph.D., Psychology, Stanford University
Professor Emeritus at New York University. Professor/Senior Scholar at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, Arlington, VA
Expert in the area of family education

Beques i finançament



Special rates will be available for family guidance organizations which are members of the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD), as well as members of associations belonging to the European Large Families Confederation (ELFAC).

* Prices are subject to variations