Master in Interventions in Childhood

Jönköping University

Program Description

Master in Interventions in Childhood

Jönköping University

Master in Interventions in Childhood

Language: English

Master of Science (60 credits)

The International Master's level programme Interventions in Childhood offers interdisciplinary education to provide effective intervention for children in need of support beyond what is provided to all children.


The programme is designed to prepare students for leadership roles in child care and preschool, school, early intervention/habilitation, special education, child health care, social services and the equivalent. The one year programme leads to a 60 credit master degree.

The Master's programme is grounded in an ecological perspective on child development, learning, and functioning. Influences are observed at various levels, from "neurons to neighbourhoods". A critical perspective focusing on the individual, the environment, and their interrelationship, is emphasized. The programme addresses the everyday life situations of children in a variety of settings, including family, preschool/school, hospital, and community. A bio-psycho-ecological model is used as a frame of reference and the connection between research and practical everyday work is stressed.

The programme is closely connected to the CHILD (Children-Health-Intervention-Learning-Development) research programme at the Schools of Education and Communication and Health Sciences at Jönköping University. CHILD is associated with the Swedish Institute for Disability Research (SIDR). Internationally recognized professors from Europe and elsewhere are engaged in the programme.

Students can enroll in the programme in its entirety or choose selected courses. The topic of the master thesis is based on the individual student's professional orientation and personal preference. Students are encouraged to link their thesis to ongoing research at the university.

After graduation, supplementary courses will be offered during a second year making it possible to achieve a 120 ECTS credit Master's degree. The supplementary courses allow for extended focus in a chosen area and can be linked to ongoing research at the university.


A Bachelor's degree of 180 ECTS credits or equivalent within health sciences, social siences, educational sciences, or humanities including an individual work, i.e. a thesis 15 ECTS credits and English.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 5, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
2 years
Full time
117,000 SEK
Start date Sept. 2016
Sweden Jönköping
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 117,000 SEK
per year

Master of Science- Interventions in Childhood