Master of Philosophy in Childhood Studies

Are you interested in children's everyday lives and in childhood as a social and cultural phenomenon? Would you like to know about children's lives in different parts of the world? What about the changing conditions of childhood in the era of globalisation? If so, the international master's programme in Childhood Studies might be perfect for you.

MPhil in Childhood Studies aims to provide students with an understanding of the relationship between childhood and culture as well as the dynamics between economic, social and political conditions and children's livelihoods and welfare in different contexts (family-life, day-care and schools, local communities etc). The programme covers the state of childhood(s) in the western world and in countries in the South. The approach is multi-disciplinary, with particular emphasis on perspectives drawn from disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, geography, and history.

Contact (person and/or unit)
Programme duration The master's programme in Childhood Studies involves two years of full-time study. The normal workload for a full-time student for one academic year is 60 credits.
Application deadline 1 DECEMBER: Non-EU/non-EEA applicants
1 MARCH: Norwegian/EU/EEA applicants
Nokut certification Yes
Formal prerequisites For English languague requirements, please see
Tuition No tuition fees.
Subject area Social Sciences
Degree level Master
City Trondheim
Credits 120 credits
Language of teaching English