Master's Degree Programme, 2 years

Master of Philosophy in Childhood Studies

Childhood Studies (Photo)

Welcome to Study Start 2015

Tuesday 11 August - Matriculation Ceremony

09:15: Matriculation

Welcoming Ceremony for all new students at NTNU at the lawn behind the Main Building at Gløshaugen Campus Hovedbygningen på Gløshaugen.

After the Matriculation Ceremony buses (free of charge) will take you from Gløshaugen Campus to Dragvoll Campus. The Student Advisor at NOSEB will meet you at the bus stop at Dragvoll and you are invited to lunch at Pavilion C where NOSEB is located. 

Wednesday 12 August - Information Day at Dragvoll Campus

10:00 - 15:00: "Vrimledag" at Dragvoll Campus:

Have tips and advice from experienced students, participate in activities, meet Student Organizations and Student Advisors.

Free lunch.

Monday 17 August - Introduction at NOSEB

12:00-15:00: Introduction at NOSEB

Introduction at NOSEB, Dragvoll Campus, Pavilion C, Rooms 103/104

Free lunch

Tuesday 18 August - Hiking trip to Estenstadmarka

10:00-15:00: Hiking trip to the cabin of Estenstadhytta

Meet up at NOSEB, Pavilion C and we will take a hiking trip together to the forests of Estenstadmarka

Free lunch

Wednesday 19 August - Information meeing with the SVT-faculty

14:15-16:00: Information Meeting with the SVT-faculty

Information Meeting with the SVT-faculty, Dragvoll Campus, Room D8, Main Building

Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 August - Computer Course

Tuesday 1 September - Library Course

13:30-15:00: Library Course

Location: Campus Dragvoll, the Library, Block 6B


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About childhood studies

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.


The programme is open to both international and Norwegian students. Admittance to the programme requires a bachelor's degree in a social science or humanities discipline, or other equivalent education.

Here you can find out if you meet the requirements and how you apply.

Career prospects

MPhil in Childhood Studies will be relevant for building a career related to children and childhood in different public sectors. This may include policy and planning for children's living conditions in ministries and institutions, both locally and internationally. Another important area is NGOs. Read interviews with our former students and see where they are now.


Programme components

The master's programme in Childhood Studies involves two years of full-time studies. The workload for a full-time student for one academic year is 60 credits.


Student guidance

Please contact us if you have questions:
phone: + 47 73 59 62 40

Or you can visit us at campus Dragvoll in Pavilion C.

MPhil in Childhood Studies

Degree level: Master (MPhil)
Restricted admission: Yes. Approx. 20 places.
Department: Norwegian Centre for Child Research
Faculty: The Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management
Validity of information: 2015-2016


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Application deadlines

  • Non-EU/non-EEA students: 1 December 2015
  • Norwegian/EU/EEA students: 1 March 2016

The application is now open - apply through Søknadsweb.