Masters Program in Child and Youth Studies:
Part-time 2 years or 4 years
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.
Why study Master in Child and Youth Studies at University West?
- A unique international and multi-disciplinary master’s degree programme in the field of Child and Youth Studies
- A part-time, online programme, making it possible to study when it suits you (and combine work and studies)
- An international learning environment with students and staff from all over the world
- The possibility of studying at another university, in your country of residence or abroad
- A valuable MA degree that opens doors to both further studies / research and a careerwhere you work strategically with issues related to children and young people, both in Sweden and abroad
Master of Arts (MA, 60 or 120 credits) with a major in Child and Youth Studies
- BA/BSc in education or nursing, 180 credits, or
- Bachelor’s degree, 180 credits with a major in for example, social work and social pedagogy, psychology, pedagogics, sociology, culture studies or public health or the equivalent
- The equivalent of English studies at the upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden, called English 6 or English B.
50,000 SEK (approx. € 4,650) per year