Master's Degree Programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Childhood Studies

Student group. Photo

Welcome to the study start

12 August–16 August – Orientation Week for international students

Orientation week

Week 33: Monday 12 August–Friday 16 August. Registration required!

We strongly recommend all new master's students from outside of Norway and the Nordic countries to attend. Make sure you register for the arrangement in July! 

Monday 12 August – Matriculation Ceremony - Gløshaugen campus

  • 09:30 All new students meet on the lawn behind the Main Building at Gløshaugen campus.

Monday 12 August – Meet and greet – Dragvoll campus

After the ceremony busses will take you to Dragvoll campus where administrative staff from the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning will meet you and guide you to the department.

  • 12:00–13:30 Informal lunch for new students, staff and student representative in room 202 in pavilion D at Dragvoll campus.

Tuesday 20 August – Introductory Days – Childhood studies

All new students at MPhil in Childhood studies are welcome to Introductory days in room 202 in pavilion D at Dragvoll campus.

  • 10:00–10:15: Welcome and presentation of the Norwegian Centre for Child Research (NOSEB)
  • 10:15–11:00: Round presentation by students
  • 11:00–12:00: Presentation of lecturers and courses
  • 12:00–12:45: Lunch
  • 12:45–13:00: NOSEB's journals and library
  • 13:00–13:15: Master's handbook and Blackboard
  • 13:15–13:30: Information on student exercise

Wednesday 21 August – Information meeting at the Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences

  • 14:15–16:00: Information meeting for international master's students at the Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences. Room D156 at Dragvoll campus.

Friday 23 August – Introductory days – Childhood studies (continued)

Memories of Childhood in room 202 in pavilion D at Dragvoll campus

  • 09:00-15:00 Presentations by students – Tatek Abebe.

Bring your own lunch.

Monday 26 August – Introductory days – Childhood studies (continued)

Visit Trondheim – Day out – Meet at the west front of Nidaros cathedral

  • 10:00–15:00 Nidaros cathedral and Sverresborg museum

The department provides lunch and guided tours of the church and the museum. Bring bus card and a warm jacket.

Tuesday 27 August – Introductory days – Childhood studies (continued)

Memories of Childhood (continued) in room 202 in pavilion D at Dragvoll campus

  • 09:00-13:00 Presentations by students – Tatek Abebe.

Bring your own lunch.

Wednesday 28 August – Computer Course day 1

16:00–19:00 Computer course in Computer Lab D9420 at Dragvoll campus

Instructor: Martin Syslak Mjelde

Course plan:

  • General information, NTNU account, Student web, Innsida, Blackboard, Webmail, Eduroam, Software, NTNU farm, Library.
  • Basic use of Windows, Office365, Basic use of Microsoft Office Word, Master’s Thesis, Computer Labs, printers and scanners, campus support services

Please remember to bring your username and password for this class. Username and password can be acquired from Orakel support services.

Activate your username

You may also bring your own computer or laptop to use during the course.

Wednesday 4 September – Computer course day 2

16:00–19:00 Computer course in Computer Lab D9420, level 4, Campus Dragvoll

Instructor: Martin Syslak Mjelde

Course plan: see day 1

Wednesday 11 September – Library Course

13:30–15:00 Library course for international students

The course will be at Campus Dragvoll, The Library, Room 6575 building 6B at Campus Dragvoll

Instructor: librarian Joost Hegle

Course content: 

  • About the library. Practical information. The physical collection and how to order printed material.  

  • An introduction on how to find electronic resources (books and journals), both licenced paid and free.

Tuesday 1 October – Course in Academic writing day 1

16:15–18:15 Course in Academic writing. Auditorium D5

Instructor: David Collins, PhD

Writing is an integral part of an academic education. The purpose of this writing course is to introduce students to the main types of academic writing they will be expected to do while at NTNU. The course will cover basic structures of term papers and other types of academic writing, with a focus on establishing the rationale and purpose of an academic paper. Since academic writing is dependent on research that others have done and written about, the course will emphasize the importance of finding, evaluating and referring to relevant literature.  In addition, the course will provide students with writing and language techniques that are useful in writing a clear, coherent and logical text. 

The course will be held in English and is a combination of lectures and student participation.  This is a 10-hour course, with five 2-hour-long sessions. 

You will also find useful information on the following web pages about writing term papers and projects: 

Thursday 3 October – Course in Academic writing day 2

16:15–18:15 Course in Academic writing. Auditorium D6.

Instructor: David Collins

See description on day 1

Tuesday 8 October – Course in Academic writing day 3

16:15–18:15 Course in Academic writing. Auditorium D5.

Instructor: David Collins

See description on day 1

Thursday 10 October – Course in Academic writing day 4

16:15–18:15 Course in Academic writing. Auditorium D6.

Instructor: David Collins

See description on day 1

Turesday 15 October – Course in Academic writing day 5

16:15–18:15 Course in Academic writing. Auditorium D5

Instructor: David Collins

See description on day 1

Course schedule and reading lists

Your personal course schedule/timetable will be available on your page on the intranet Innsida after you have registered for your courses. The schedule for each course will also be available in the course description section. You will find the courses under «Programme components» in the menu to the left on the programme start page.

Here, the reading lists will be published. If you cannot find your courses, the reading list will be ready at the start of the academic year.

Useful Information

Study Start and Registration

NTNU's intranet

Buses to and from NTNU

NTNU Map

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

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:
e-mail: kontakt@ipl.ntnu.no
phone: + 47 73 59 19 50

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

Exchange Student

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

Facts

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 2018

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2019

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2019

The application portal is now open


Questions

  Please see our FAQ
Group for EU applicants
Group for non-EU applicants