Level: Master
Application period: 2021-10-18 - 2022-05-02
Start date: Autumn 2022
City: Jönköping

The programme is interdisciplinary and you will gain deepened theoretical knowledge and skills to work professionally with children in need of support and their families in the contexts of preschool/school, child healthcare, rehabilitation and social work. It provides a basis for further development in a variety of professional roles.

Our students have a background in education, special education, nursing, psychology, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and social welfare. As a student, you gain valuable knowledge of theories and tools that you can use to critically and systematically analyse, assess and handle complex phenomena, problems and situations related to childhood interventions. You are provided with opportunity to tailor parts of your education on a specific area related to your professional and research interests. After graduation, you are qualified to start a research career by applying for doctoral studies.


The programme is offered as a one year, 60 credits, or two years, 120 credits.


The programme is connected to the research group CHILDopens in new window (Children, Health, Intervention, Learning, Development), which collaborates in broad national and international networks. During the education, CHILD researchers share knowledge and experiences from their work with children in need of special support. When you write your thesis, the network offers guidance in current research projects, both for international and Swedish students.

The programme is attended by many foreign students from our partner universities, which gives it an International feel. Several courses are given in English and some courses have guest lecturers from other parts of Europe, North America, Africa and Asia, which provides broad global perspectives. Some courses are held in collaboration with South Africa.

The master program deepens your knowledge within your occupational field. Acquired knowledge prepares you for doctoral studies or for a career within organizations cherishing the interest of children and youth. After graduating you have competence within either specialization of disability sciences, health and welfare, social work, or special education. Participation in everyday life, support and adaptations for children and youth in need of special support are focused. Examples of workplaces are preschool, school, special education, social welfare, intervention/rehabilitation and healthcare.

Level: Master
Rate of study: Full-time
City: Jönköping
Place of study: Campus-based
Start date: Autumn 2022
Requirements: 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.

Read more about our Admissions Requirements.

Pathway Programme

If you don't fulfil our language requirements, you can enter our Pathway Programme, designed to strengthen your English and academic skills. Read more.

 

Interventions in Childhood (One year)

The programme is conducted at School of Education and Communication
Credits: 60 credits
Application code: HJ-MU116
Degree: Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) with a major in Child Studies: • specialisation in Disability Sciences, or • specialisation in Health and Care Sciences, or • specialisation in Special Education, or • specialisation in Welfare and Social Sciences.
Tuition fee: For the first semester: 58500 SEK
Total tuition fee: 117000 SEK

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

Interventions in Childhood (Two year)

The programme is conducted at School of Education and Communication
Credits: 120 credits
Application code: HJ-MU117
Degree: Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Child Studies: • specialisation in Disability Sciences, or • specialisation in Health and Care Sciences, or • specialisation in Special Education, or • specialisation in Welfare and Social Sciences.
Tuition fee: For the first semester: 58500 SEK
Total tuition fee: 234000 SEK

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

(NB Preliminary list of courses)

Year 1

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

Year 2

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 for Two-year Master's Degree Project in Child Studies 15 credits

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  • School of Education and Communication