Master's Degree Programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Childhood Studies

Childhood Studies (Photo)

Welcome! Study Start 2017

Orientation Week for international students

Orientation week

All of week 33: Monday August 14 - Sunday August 20. Registration required!
We strongly recommend all new master students from outside of Norway and the Nordic countries to attend Orientation Week. Make sure you register for the arrangement in July! 

Wednesday August 16th - Matriculation Ceremony

meet 9:15  on the lawn behind the Main Building in Gløshaugen.

After the Matricualtion Ceremony, there will be buses that will take you for free from the main building at Gløshaugen to Dragvoll Campus. Here we will meet for lunch. You will be picked up by the bus stop. Look for someone holding a poster with the title of your study programme.

Thursday August 17th - Introduction to the Master's Programme in Childhood Studies

11:00-15:00: Welcome to the master's programme in Childhood Studies!


More information about time and place will follow shortly.

Information meeting with the SU-faculty

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Computer Course

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Library Course

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Useful Information

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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.

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 19 50

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


Degree: Master of Philosophy
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS
Programme code: MPCHILD
Restricted admission: Yes. Approx. 20 places.

Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning
Norwegian Centre for Child Research

City: Trondheim

The information applies to the current academic year.

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2017

EU / EEA / Norwegian students: 
1 March 2017

Exchange Student

You are welcome as an exchange student to study one of our many courses.