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Child Culture Design

University of Gothenburg

24 months
27321 EUR/year
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The Child Culture Design programme of the University of Gothenburg explores the relationship between design and children’s perspectives. The activity play is central. As a student of the programme, you will develop projects for and with children and practise how to utilize multidisciplinary research and knowledge in your design projects. Child Culture Design plays seriously.



The Child Culture Design programme of the University of Gothenburg started in 2009 and is a field that is growing in knowledge, yet still unique in the world with its multidisciplinary approach and its focus on artistic design practice targeting children.

By focusing on children’s play, children’s perspectives, and their specific conditions, we have created a master’s programme that differs from many others. Our aim is to combine the subject design and artistic practice with child culture and in-depth knowledge of this specific user-group. One of the cornerstones is working to create a sustainable society, not only in the ecological sense, but also with regard to social equality, gender equality, ethics, economy, and issues of social justice.

Well-rounded opportunities to gain experience

The relationship between children’s culture and child-culture will be problematized in order to relate the subject of design to the concept of child culture. Through a series of lectures and seminars, you will be given the opportunity to take part in multidisciplinary research and practise referring to and using research results in your design projects.

Through projects, seminars, workshops, thematic work, and your own individual work, you will develop your practical and theoretical capabilities within the entire range of courses and projects. These will sometimes be carried out in cooperation with external partners and extend over areas like the shaping of environments where children spend their time, the products of these environments, toys, outdoor play objects, children’s books and illustrations, new media, processes, and methods of participation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory Course
  • Homo Ludens
  • Storytelling
  • Mobility and Play
  • Children and Society
  • Preparation for Graduation Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in design of at least 180 credits or equivalent
  • Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS
  • In addition, approved work samples are required

Your portfolio to the MFA Programme in Child Culture Design should include:  

  • CV
  • Letter of intent
  • Project reflection
  • Portfolio/work samples

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    27321 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 54642 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Full education cost: 554,000 SEK
  • No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

Living costs for Göteborg

7552 - 13932 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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