Master of Philosophy in Childhood Studies

MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMME, 2 YEARS, TRONDHEIM

Master of Philosophy in Childhood Studies

– About the programme

Are you interested in children's everyday lives and in childhood as a social and cultural phenomenon? Would you like to know about children's lives in different parts of the world? What about the changing conditions of childhood in the era of globalisation? If so, the international master's programme in Childhood Studies might be perfect for you.

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 (family-life, day-care and schools, local communities etc). The programme covers the state of childhood(s) in the western world and in countries in the South. The approach is multi-disciplinary, with particular emphasis on perspectives drawn from disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, geography, and history.

Examples of topics for the master's thesis include:

  • Children's experiences of joint custody
  • Rural children's livelihoods
  • Childhood and community services
  • Children's rights and citizenship
  • Family mediation
  • Child care and intergenerational relationships
  • Street children and health
  • Children, obesity and television advertisement
  • Children and education

Childhood studies and sustainable development goals (SDG)

Childhood studies and sustainable development goals (SDG)

The taught and research components of MPhil in Childhood Studies encourage students to engage with the UN 2030 agenda on sustainable development. These include:

 SDG 1 on childhood poverty Sustainable development goals 1. Illustration.

 

 

Sustainable development goals 2. Illustration. SDG 2 on hunger and food security

 

 

Sustainable development goals 3. Illustration. SDG 3 on healthy life and wellbeing

 

 

Sustainable development goals 4. Illustration. SDG 4 on quality education and lifelong learning

 

 

Sustainable development goals 5. Illustration. SDG 5 on gender equality and empowerment of girls and women

 

 

 

Sustainable development goals 8. Illustration. SDG 8 on worst forms of child labor, and decent livelihood for young men and women

MPhil in Childhood Studies - brochure

MPhil in Childhood Studies - brochure

Please download the brochure about MPhil in Childhood Studies here, or contact NOSEB if you want to order one or more copies.

Key facts

Key facts

  • More than 100 students from 25 countries have completed the degree
  • Focus on academic writing
  • Collaboration with Brunel University, UK
  • Opportunity to do fieldwork abroad
  • Lectures, staff and administration at Dragvoll campus, Trondheim
  • No tuition or admission fee
  • Introductory programme for new students
  • Established in 2006