Childhood Studies

Master's Degree Programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Childhood Studies

Childhood Studies

A child holding two hand puppets. Photo
Photo: Marit Ursin/NTNU



  • Master

  • Full-time
  • 15. April Application deadline


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.

Admission MPCHILD


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.

We admit up to 15 students.

NORPART MA Scholarships

NORPART MA Scholarships - News

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.

Read more about the Norwegian Partnership Programme for Global Academic Cooperation (NORPART) project description.

Career prospects MPCHILD

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 MPCHILD

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.



Please contact us if you have questions:
phone: + 47 73 59 19 50

Exchange Student

Exchange Student

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



Krysspublisert! IKKE rør! Application deadlines

Digital lectures for the first semesterMore Information for International students who have been offered admission into an international Master’s programme at NTNU.

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2020

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2021

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2021

Admission August 2021: The application portal will open in October for non-EU students

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