Start date: August 17, 2019
The master’s programme Interventions in Childhood offers an interdisciplinary education to provide effective interventions for children in need of support in their development, learning and functioning in everyday life, beyond what is provided to all children.
The programme is based on an ecological perspective on child development, learning, and functioning. A critical perspective focusing on the individual, the environment, and their interrelationship, is emphasized. The programme addresses everyday life situations of children in various settings, including family, preschool/school, hospital, and community, and the connection between research and practical, everyday work is stressed.
The programme is open for international and domestic students. It is closely connected to the CHILD (Children-Health-Intervention-Learning- Development) research programme at the School of Education and Communication and the School of Health and Welfare at Jönköping University, and associated with the Swedish Institute for Disability Research (SIDR).
Interventions in Childhood is offered as a 1-year (60 credits) and a 2-year (120 credits) programme.
1 year, 60 credits or 2 year 120 credits. Master of Science with a major in Child Studies and specialisation in Disability Sciences, Health and Caring Sciences, Special Education, or Welfare and Social Sciences
The programme is designed to provide students with a good background for doctoral education, and for leadership roles in early childhood education and care, school-systems, early intervention/habilitation, special education, child healthcare, social services or other child-related organisations.
60 credits / 120 credits
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The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor’s degree (i.e. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 ECTS credits within health and care sciences, behavioral science, social work, disability research, or educational sciences, including independent, theoretical based work, i.e. a thesis or the equivalent work that demonstrates that the applicant has conducted independent, systematic research and formally written about this research (e.g. participation in work-based research; participation in research methods courses). Proof of English language proficiency is required.
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Degree of Master of Science (60 credits or 120 credits) with a major in Child Studies, specialisation in one of the following areas: Disability Services, Health and Care Sciences, Special Education, or Welfare and Social Sciences.
117,000 SEK per year
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
(NB Preliminary list of courses)
Introduction to Interventions in Childhood 15 credits
Theory of Science and Scientific Methods 15 credits
Developmental Sciences and Intervention Processes 15 credits
One year Master's Thesis in Child Studies 15 credits
Research Strategies and Design Problems 7.5 credits
Conducting Research with and about Children 7.5 credits
Thesis planning for Two-year Master's Degree Project in Child Studies 7.5 credits
The Ecology of inclusion and participation and children’s everyday functioning 7.5 credits
Foundation Course 1 in Disability Research 7.5 credits
Crisis leadership in social works 7.5 credits
Thesis plan for Two-year Master's Degree Project in Child Studies 15 credits