Courses and programmes
The Department of Child and Youth Studies educates students who will teach at Swedish preschools and in school-age education and care. For international students we have four courses given in English.
Welcome to study with us! We have courses and programmes at both first and second level. We give Teacher Education Programmes and courses within the subjects fields of Child and Youth studies, Early Childhood Education, School-Age Education and Care and Children's Culture. The majority of our courses and programmes are given in Swedish.
Courses for international students
We offer the following three courses in Early Childhood Education at first level. Its corresponds to courses given the third semester in our Swedish Preschool Teacher Education Programme.
Courses in Preschool Education
The courses in Early Childhood Education are offered both during the autumn and spring semester. An advantage with these courses is that Swedish students from the Swedish Preschool Teacher Education Programme can choose these courses which means that exchange students will get to know local students during the courses.
Course in School-Age Educare
We offer one course in School-Age Education and Care, first level. During the course you will learn about Swedish school-age childcare which is also known as Afterschool care. Theories about children’s play and learning will be introduced and discussed and you will learn about outdoor pedagogy.
The course is offered during autumn semesters and can be combined with one or two of the Early Childhood Education courses or with a 15-credit course offered by another department.
Incoming exchange students
If your home university has an agreement with our department you can be nominated to come as an exchange student.