Interventions in Childhood

60 / 120 credits | Start date: Autumn 2016 | Degree: Degree of Master of Science (60 credits or 120 credits) with a major in Child Studies

The Master’s programme Interventions in Childhood is an
interdisciplinary education focusing on effective intervention
techniques for children in need of support — beyond what is normally provided to all children.

The Master’s programme Interventions in Childhood offers an interdisciplinary education to provide effective interventions for children in need of support for their development, learning and functioning in everyday lifebeyond 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 Schools of Education and Communication and Health and Welfare at Jönköping University and associated with the Swedish Institute for Disability Research  SIDR). 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 organizations. 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 specialization in Disability Sciences, Health and Caring Sciences, Special Education, or Welfare and Social Sciences

Career prospects

The program is designed to prepare students for further education in research and leadership roles in child care and preschool, school, early intervention/habilitation, special education, child healthcare, social services and the equivalent.

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Gülșah wants children to participate and be engaged

During her exchange studies in Canada, Gülșah had a friend from Sweden who talked about Jönköping University and how much she liked it. That was the main reason Gülșah started looking at the master programmes available here. “This programme is about how we can get children with special needs to participate ...
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Credits: 60 / 120 credits
Level: Master's
Rate of study: Full-time
Place of study: Campus-based
Language: English
Start date: Autumn 2016
Application code:
60 ECTS: HJ-MU066 
120 ECTS: HJ-MU073 
The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor's degree (ie. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) within health and caring sciences, behavioural science, social work, or educational sciences, including independent, theoretical based work- i.e. a thesis or equivalent. 

Proof of English proficiency is required. Read more about our English Requirements.

Read more about our Admissions Requirements.

Degree of Master of Science (60 credits or 120 credits) with a major in Child Studies

Tuition fees: SEK 117,000 per year

Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students


(NB Preliminary list of courses)

1 year

Introduction to Interventions in Childhood  15 credits

Theory of Science and Scientific Methods  15 credits
Developmental Sciences and Intervention Processes  15 credits
Thesis (Systematic Literature Review)  15 credits

2 year

Research Strategies and Design Problems 7.5 credits

Children and Research Methods 7,5 credits
Team Collaboration and Child Participation 7.5 credits
Reading Course – Thesis Plan 7.5 credits
Elective Courses  15 credits
Thesis Work (Empirical Study)  15 credits

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Content checked / updated 2016-03-23

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