The Child Studies master’s programme from Linköping University can be taken in one or two years and will prepare you for designing, planning and conducting research that concerns children, childhood and families. Each year is concluded with a 15-credits master’s thesis.
The programme is primarily taught online with the aid of a digital learning platform, but there are three 1–5 days long on-campus periods in the first year and two in the second. This allows for some flexibility as to where and when you conduct your studies. The programme has high academic standards, however, and requires students to commit full time to their studies.
Graduates who wish to follow a career in research via a doctoral degree will be well prepared through the programme. You can also follow a career within governmental authorities as well as local organisations, both governmental and non-governmental, whose activities affect children and their living conditions, or use the master’s degree to take your career in professional fields such as education, politics, social work and care to the next level.
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- Introduction to Child Studies
- Historical Perspectives on Children and Childhood
- Anthropological Perspectives on Children and Childhood
- Sociological Perspectives on Children and Childhood
- Research Methods in Child Studies
- Children´s Rights
- Master’s Thesis (one year)
- Children, Parenthood, and Family Life
- Children, School and Education
- Children, Migration and Transnational Childhoods
- Children, Gender, and Sexuality
- Research Methods and Epistemology in Child Studies
- Children’s Health and Development in a Global World
- Master’s Thesis (two year)
- 24 months
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DisciplinesPsychology Sociology Educational Psychology
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Bachelor's degree equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen within the humanities, social sciences or the behavioral sciences with a major (or its equivalent) in a field relevant to the programme. Examples of fields relevant to the programme are anthropology, education, history, communication studies, media studies, language studies, psychology, social work, sociology and political sicence.
- English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B).
International7623 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15247 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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