Master's Degree Programme, 2 years

Childhood Studies

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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.

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: Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Childhood Studies
Restricted admission: Yes. Approx. 20 places.
Department: Norwegian Centre for Child Research
Faculty: The Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management
Validity of information: 2016-2017


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Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2016

EU / EEA / Norwegian students: 
1 March 2017

How to apply