Are you curious about how children and youth experience and shape social change? Or do you want to learn more about higher education policy and student learning? Our international Master’s programme offers you a unique opportunity to acquire advanced academic skills, competences and knowledge in two areas of specialisation:
- Education and Social Change: Childhood and Youth studies (ESCY):
The specialisation offers international studies of children and youth with reference to the ‘Nordic Education Model’. It treats childhood and youth, the two formative phases in life, as a continuum. We will address topics and issues such as
- The implications of growing up in a digital culture
- The making of new social inequalities concerning children and youth
- The impacts of migration on children and youth
- Long-term and sustainable policy concerning children and youth
- Higher Education studies (HES):
This international programme focuses on higher education as the main institutionalised domain in any society where the two primary knowledge processes of education and research come together. The programme covers:
- international and supranational dimensions
- national and regional levels
- universities and colleges as organisations from the central leadership to the study programme/curriculum level
- teaching and student learning
The University of Oslo hosts one of Europe’s leading Faculties of Educational Sciences, and is the only university in the world that offers an international, research-oriented master’s programme that combines these two specialisation areas. The programme provides a highly interactive and supportive learning environment, where the academic staff and students work closely together in various learning environments.
UiO offers a wide range of student societies, which all UiO students may join. You can also contribute to the study environment by joining Kjellerutvalget – the organisation responsible for the Faculty's student pub.
Further studies and career opportunities
The career options for the programme’s graduates are plentiful, both within and outside education sectors, national as well as international. These include careers in academia, in the private sector, such as consultancy firms, as well as in the public sector, including national ministries and international organisations.
As a graduate, you are eligible to apply to PhD programmes in Norway and elsewhere.
Learn More About This Course
There is more information about this course available on the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Oslo website
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