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Master in Child and Youth Studies (Distance)

University West
2 years
Part time
Master's degree
Online / Distance
Online / distance program
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Program description

Master in Child and Youth Studies (Distance)

Children and youth around the world are growing up and living under very different circumstances, yet they still share many experiences. Delivered entirely online and part-time (50%), this two-year English-taught Master’s Program in Child and Youth Studies gives you a deepened understanding of the various conditions that shape, restrict and promote the experiences of young people.

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

You will be considered for admission to the Master in Child and Youth Studies if you fulfil the following entry requirements:

  • BA/BSc in education or nursing, 180 credits, or bachelor’s degree, 180 credits with a major in social work and social pedagogy, psychology, pedagogics, sociology, culture studies or public health or the equivalent
  • Proof of English proficiency

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Program content

The total Program is spread over two years (four terms).

YEAR 1 – Term 1

  • Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Child and Youth Study Research

YEAR 1 – Term 2

  • Inter-professional Work with Children and Young People
  • Children, Young People and Migration Processes

YEAR 2 – Term 3

  • Children and Young Peoples’ Rights and Involvement
  • Literature Review in Child and Youth Studies

YEAR 2 – Term 4

  • Thesis Work in Child and Youth Studies I

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Tuition fees

For EU students this program is free, for international students to cost is SEK 100,000 per year.


Master of Arts (60 credits) with a major in Child and Youth Studies.

Continuing studies

After completing this Program, you will have increased professional competence to work strategically in different organizations and activities with a focus on issues relating to children and young people. While not a vocational Program, on graduation you’ll be prepared to enter or build on professional careers in the fields of education, social work and health, among others. Today, most of the professional work involving children and youth takes place in multi-professional teams or projects, and many alumni work for example as project leaders, experts and members of such teams. The Program also prepares you for future PhD studies.

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University West

University West

University West is a modern university offering programmes that are in close collaboration with working life in an attractive, modern study environment. The university has about 15,000 students and 625 employees. The campus is centrally located in the town of...

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Gustava Melins gata 2
46132 Trollhättan

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