Learning outcome

A candidate who has completed his or her qualification should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


  • has been given knowledge and perspectives regarding contemporary debates in childhood studies
  • has knowledge on how childhoods and children's lives vary and are shaped by historical, social, cultural, political, economic and everyday life contexts
  • has knowledge on international and regional conventions on children's rights and how they might be used to improve children's well-being


  • can carry out independent research on children's lives and on childhood as a social phenomenon
  • has the skill of contributing to promoting children's views and perspectives in public services

General competence

  • has been given practical training in various steps of planning and carrying out project work and research on children's lives in different settings and in a global context
  • has knowledge and experience of multicultural environments through being an active student in the programme
  • has academic communication skills (writing and verbal) and reflexivity in contexts in which several parties are involved

Contact information

Visiting address:
Norwegian Centre for Child Research
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning
Pavilion A Dragvoll
Loholt allé 85
Dragvoll Campus

Student advisor
+47 73 59 63 60/
+47 73 59 19 50

E-mail: kontakt@ipl.ntnu.no

Postal address:
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning
Norwegian Centre for Child Research
NO-7491 Trondheim