The Master’s programme Interventions in Childhood is an interdisciplinary education focusing on effective interventions 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 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 to 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 organisations.
Interventions in Childhood is offered as a 1-year (60 credits) and a 2-year (120 credits) programme.
1 year, 60 credits or 2 years 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 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.
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 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 Degree Project in Child Studies 7.5 credits
Foundation Course 1 in Disability Research 7.5 credits
Elective Courses 15 credits
Thesis plan for Two-year Master Degree Project in Child Studies 15 credits
Credits: 60 / 120 credits
Rate of study: Full-time
Place of study: Campus-based
Start date: Autumn 2021
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 the health and care sciences, behavioural 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.