Study environment

Childhood Studies (Master's Programme)

Study environment


You will attend regular lectures, seminars, and training workshops that support your learning. Emphasis is given to student-driven learning involving collaboration, reflection, experience sharing, and project-related tasks. Students can choose elective courses and pursue a topic for research linked to their interests and future career aspirations. They can also undertake fieldwork in a country of their choice. The program is interdisciplinary in that courses draw on and critically engage with diverse methodologies and theoretical ideas from across social science disciplines. Both students and lecturers have different disciplinary backgrounds. Students' critical and analytical inputs are important. All courses include students of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.

Being a child research student

Child research at the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning has a strong international orientation. The department hosts national and international guest researchers. The students in this programme will benefit from being a part of a strong international research milieu.

The students have their own social media group. Here, they discuss issues from their lectures and set up appointments to meet after the lectures and at the weekend.

New students will be invited to participate in an introductory programme at the beginning of the semester.

Students in Trondheim have access to a lot of activities. Maybe you would like to hire a student cabin? Or perhaps you prefer hiking and skiing or other sports activities.

The student union Paideia

Paideia is a a student union for the students in the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning. Paideia has various activities. They would like to include students of all ages and interests.

Meet our students

Meet our students

The student ambassadors at the NTNU visited our workshop week in participatory methods and ethics, and made this video.