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Childhood Studies - Master's programme

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Welcome to NTNU! Here, you can read about the events in your first weeks in the study programme. 

You will receive a welcome letter via email in week 30 with information about the first weeks as a student. Please check your email and spamfilters during this week. 

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Department of education and lifelong learning welcome all new students on the master's programme in childhood studies to the start of studies 2024!

Monday 12. August

Time: kl. 09:00-10:45
Place: Room D156, Dragvoll campus 

At the welcome meeting you will meet Paideia, the student union for your programme, as well as fellow master students from other programmes. You will be assigned into buddy-groups who follow you through the first weeks of your studies. This is a great opportunity to participate in social activities with your fellow students. We serve a complimentary lunch at the meeting. 

After the meeting there will be shared transportation by bus to the Marticulation Ceremony at campus Gløshaugen. 

Departure from Dragvoll: kl. 12:30-14:00. 

Matriculation Ceremony, campus Gløshaugen, 14:00

The welcome ceremony for new students at NTNU, a formal ceremony you can attend with your buddy-group. The ceremony will include musical performances, speeches and you will get a glimpse into life as a student at NTNU

Location: Behind the main building at campus Gløshaugen. 



During the orientation week, you will get to know NTNU, your city and other international students in fun ways. You will elarn everything you need to know to get started in Norway and settle in at NTNU. The office of international relations arranges the orientation week. 

Orientation week Trondheim 

Department of education and lifelong learning wish alle new students in the master's programme in childhood studies welcome to a start-of-year information meeting

Monday 19. August

Time: 10:00-13:00
Place: To be announced

In the meeting you will get a presentation of the study programme and the subjects you will attend, as well as the practiocal information regarding the progress in the programme. You will also meet your fellow students, lecturers, studentadvisor and learningassistants. We serve a complimentary lunch at the end of the meeting. 

Attendance is obligatory. 



Welcome as a new master’s student!

We in the student buddy association Paideia are so happy that you chose to apply, and we will do our best to ensure you have an absolutely fantastic study experience!

It is Paideia that organizes the student buddy week before the start of the academic year. This is a voluntary offer for all new students. Student Buddy week is a great way to get to know your fellow students and participate in a social environment. We highly recommend that you sign up and join in on the activities. The programme for student buddy week will be published at Paideias Facebook group August 1st 2024.

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Sign up for student buddy week here!  

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Course schedule

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 in the Study Programme Structure page.

Reading lists

Your reading lists will be posted in each course in the learning platform Blackboard.

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