Master's Degree Programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Childhood Studies

Student group. Photo

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.

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Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) offers five scholarships to students from Ethiopia who will pursue MPhil in childhood studies in the academic year 2020/21. Information on application criteria and how to apply.

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The programme is interdisciplinary and it is open to both international and Norwegian students. Admittance to the programme requires a bachelor's degree in social science or in combination with a humanities discipline, or other equivalent education. We aim to establish an interdisciplinary student body, with students representing several different academic backgrounds.

Career prospects

MPhil in Childhood Studies will be relevant for building a career, both in research and 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 some of 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 D at Dragvoll campus.

Exchange Student

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


Degree: Master of Philosophy
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS
Programme code: MPCHILD

Restricted admission: Yes. Approx. 20 places
Language of instruction: English

Department of Education and Lifelong Learning
Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences

City: Trondheim

How to apply

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2019

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2020

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2020

The application portal for International Master's degrees is now open, Nordic and EU/EEA students can apply after 1 February 2020


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