The Master’s program in Child and Youth Studies is an online (distance learning) and part-time (50%) degree program which is completely taught in English. The program is available as a 2-year (60 HE credits) or a 4-year (120 HE credits) program. The main difference between the 2-year and 4-year program is that the 4-year pogram covers more advanced subjects.
Throughout the program, the learning, development, and conditions of children and young people are studied in different settings, such as school, family and local communities, and in different cultural and national contexts. The program is based on the idea that children are active and competent agents in their own lives, and that they are both influenced by and influencing their social worlds.
As the social worlds of children and youth are growing, due to issues such as globalization, migration, and social media, these issues are addressed in up-to-date courses throughout the program.
The Child- and Youth Studies program is multidisciplinary, combining knowledge from various disciplines such as sociology, social work, psychology, and education, among others. That means that knowledge about children and youth from different perspectives and professions is integrated in order to deepen and broaden our understanding. The aim of the programs is to provide the theoretical, methodological, and practical tools to participate in, develop, promote, and improve activities and interventions aimed at children and youth.
During the program your competence increases in terms of design of and carrying out empirical research, ending with you conducting an independent study in child- and youth studies.
Master of Arts (MA, 60 or 120 credits) with a major in Child and Youth Studies
50,000 SEK (approx. € 4,650) per year