Master of Philosophy in Childhood Studies

MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMME, 2 YEARS, TRONDHEIM

Master of Philosophy in Childhood Studies

– Career prospects

MPhil in Childhood Studies will be relevant for building a career related to children and childhood in different public sectors in governmental organizations. This may include policy and planning for children’s living conditions in ministries and institutions which concern children, both locally and internationally. Another important area is Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO's), such as Save the Children and the Red Cross. In addition, the master’s programme qualifies for work related to research, consultancy, teaching and supervision in the field of children, welfare and development.


Interview with former students

Interview with former students

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The best thing about my job is being able to do what I love, working with children

Name: Mispah Mawusi Mamah

Study programme: Master of Philosophy Childhood Studies

Profession: Project coordinator at SOS Children's Villages Ghana

I better understand the different situations that shape people's way of life/habits as I work with people from diverse backgrounds.

It is crucial for broader perspectives and resilient approaches in any job sector

Name: Tanu Biswas

Study programme: Master of Philosophy Childhood Studies

Profession: Postdoctoral scholar at the University of Bayreuth (Affiliated through Independent Fund)

The best thing about my job is that I get to participate in the global knowledge production industry and raise awareness of the marginalised position of children in academia and beyond.

Take up a job in which you will be using the skills you enjoy

Name: Jonnathan Mtonga

Study programme: Master of Philosophy in Childhood Studies

Having knowledge on how to work and conduct research with children gave me an upper-hand in being successful and professional.

Find a way to combine your studies with the social aspects

Find a way to combine your studies with the social aspects

Name: Ida Farstad EnganIda Farstad Engan. Photo.

Study programme: Master of Philosophy in Childhood Studies

Childhood Studies gave me new perspectives on how to understand childhood and children's everyday life. I have integrated the perspectives in my current position as a PhD at NTNU.

Read the whole interview with Ida (in Norwegian).