Master of Philosophy in Childhood Studies
The master's programme in Childhood Studies involves two years of full-time study. The workload for a full-time student for one academic year is 60 credits. Most of the courses during both years have a minimum of 80 % compulsory attendance.
The programme is structured around a combination of core courses (52.5 credits) and an elective course (7.5 credits), which provide a general introduction to theory and methodology, as well as giving students the opportunity to specialize in particular topics. In addition, the programme includes a master's thesis (60 credits).
In the study plan, the elective course is placed in 1st semester. You find the elective courses in your study plan. Please note that there are other courses recognized as elective courses, but these are only thought in the 2nd semester (spring). Note also that the lectures and exams in the elective courses in the spring semester may also collide with the obligatory courses. In the spring semester, there are obligatory courses of 30 credits, including Experts in Teamwork (EiT) (7.5 credits). This means students who choose one elective course in the spring semester will have to complete a total of 37.5 credits, and check for colliding activities and exams.
The following courses are recognized as elective courses, but are taught in the spring semester:
- GEOG3522 Migration and Development
- SARB3518 Global Migrations and Ethnic Relations 1
- GEOG3506 Geography, Health and Development
- GEOG3517 Social Difference, Identity and Place
If you choose one of these, you must contact the student advisor in the department, who can help you update your study plan.
Experts in Teamwork will be taught as an intensive course in this master's programme.
Validity of the information
This overview is valid for the academic year 2019/2020.
|BARN3101||Social Studies of Children and Childhood||7,5|
|BARN3202||Methodological Perspectives on Child and Childhood Research||7,5|
|BARN3300||Children and Development in the Global South||7,5|
|Elective course: see list further down||7,5|
|BARN3201||Methods and Ethics in Childhood Studies||7,5|
|BARN3400||Preparatory Course, Master's Thesis||7,5|
|Experts in Teamwork (intensive village)||7,5|
For more details about the programme, please consult studiehåndboka (Norwegian only).
Choose one of the following:
|GEOG3053||Discourses of Development and Globalization||7,5||Autumn||Open|
|GEOG3522||Migration and Development||7,5||Spring||Open|
|GEOG3506||Geography, Health and Development||7,5||Spring||Open|
|SARB3518||Global Migrations and Ethnic Relations 1||7,5||Spring||Open|
|GEOG3517||Social Difference, Identity and Place||7,5||Spring||Open|
Writing and submitting your master's thesis
Complete the agreement for carrying out the master's thesis
Before you begin your work on the master's thesis you must complete and submit the form agreement for carrying out the master's thesis.
Deadline for submitting the agreement: 14 June 2019, or before you leave for your fieldwork.
Supervision is obligatory, and you are obliged to follow your supervisor's deadlines and instructions. Supervision will be given during 2nd, 3rd and 4th semester. The total number of supervision hours is 60, including your supervisor's preparations etc. See the Master's handbook for more instructions.
Layout of the thesis
The following information is valid for students who will hand in their thesis in the autumn semester 2019. After this, students will be handing in their thesis in Inspera. The information will be updated in the spring semester 2020.
The thesis should be 80–120 pages (Times New Roman 12, space 1.5, standard Word margins). The pages before chapter 1 and the reference list are not included in the defined number of pages.
The first page of chapter 1 should correspond to page no 1. This means that the table of content and other texts/figures before chapter 1 have no page numbers, and you may, for instance, use Roman numerals for this.See Master's handbook for further instructions.