Childhood Studies (Master's Programme)
The MPhil in Childhood Studies is a two-year postgraduate degree taught in English, providing students with an understanding of the relationship between childhood and culture as well as the economic, social and political contexts and children's everyday lives.
The program attends to childhoods in both the global north and global south. Different courses locate children in social, cultural, institutional, political, economic, spatial and temporal contexts. The approach is interdisciplinary with the use of theoretical and methodological discussions drawn from diverse social science disciplines.
The program is relevant for building a career related to children and childhood in the public sector. Graduates are also qualified to work in research, teaching, advocacy and consultancy in the fields of children's rights, wellbeing and international development. The candidates are qualified for a PhD position.
Admission into MPhil in Childhood Studies requires a BA degree in the social sciences or a combination of the social sciences/humanities disciplines. Excellent command of the English language is necessary.
In addition to Norwegian applicants, the program is open for qualified self-financed international students. Exchange students are welcome to apply for selected courses. The program has an exchange agreement with MA in Children, Youth, and International Development at Brunel University, UK. It also offers scholarships for fieldwork expenses to students undertaking MA research in Ethiopia as part of the NTNU-Addis Ababa University partnership to promote knowledge on children and sustainable development (2019-2023).