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Interventions in Childhood


Course Description

Master of Science 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.

Information

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.

Degree

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.

Requirements:

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 - http://ju.se/en/study-at-ju/admissions/language-requirements.html

Read more about our Admissions Requirements - http://ju.se/en/study-at-ju/admissions/masters-admission-guide.html

Tuition fees:

SEK 117,000 per year

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

Preliminary syllabus PDF - http://kursinfoweb.hj.se/en/program_syllabuses/LAIB4.pdf?revision=1,000

Gülșah Bilen helps children with special needs

After completing her college degree, Gülșah wanted to study a subject concerning children. “The focus of this programme enchanted me,” she says.

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 and be engaged in their daily life. It gives a broad perspective, from biological to psychological and environmental factors,” says Gülșah.

“There are some things you can’t fix, but you can focus on what a child is capable of, what their abilities are. Let them be engaged. Find ways to improve their lives. Then they can feel healthy, and their well-being will improve.”

In the programme the students become familiarised with current research, have guest lectures, group work and seminars, and make quantitative and qualitative research. “There is a lot of freedom and most days I can set my own schedule,” says Gülșah.

When she graduates, she wants to go back home to Istanbul and open a school for children with special needs. She also wants to create awareness and work with families, to give them more knowledge about the importance of special education.

Entry Requirements

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.

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