Children's Culture

About the subject

Within the interdisciplinary subject of Children's Culture you will study aesthetic expressions such as literature, music, dance, theater, film and TV for children. Various kinds of digital media, consumption, cultural policy, children’s play and peer culture are also important areas of study as well as the rights of the child.

At completion of the courses, Children’s culture will have helped you develop theoretical and methodical tools for a qualified study of aesthetic and cultural practices within the field of children’s culture. As a subject, Children’s culture is closely connected with child cultural practices and research in a broad sense. During your studies you will perform field work. Through study visits you will take part in and analyze ongoing activities within the field, in arenas such as museums and performing arts. You will also meet active researchers from a broad spectrum of disciplines within both social sciences and the humanities. Studies in Children’s culture allows you to develop your critical and analytical skills, your ability and eloquence in both written and spoken expressions and provides broad as well as in-depth knowledge of the cultural conditions of children and child culture, and further also deep insight into today’s cultural and artistic life aimed at the younger audiences.

Career opportunities

Students who have studied child culture often work within the sector in a broad sense, as in regional or municipal administration and organizations. Others work as artistic producers, or pedagogues within museums, arts, libraries and so on. Some are active as artistic practitioners, illustrators or writers for instance. Some have continued on in postgraduate education in related subjects. There are also students who study children's culture to further and expand precious education within areas as teaching or journalism.

Courses and programmes


For a bachelor’s degree in Children´s Culture you can choose to study individual courses or join the bachelor program Kulturvetarprogrammet.

The bachelor’s degree in Children´s Culture is only offered in Swedish.

Learn more about Swedish language qualification.

A master’s degree in Children´s Culture can only be obtained through enrolment in the master program listed under Educations within the subject.

More information about degrees at Stockholm University


By functioning as a meeting place for researchers of various disciplines and academies, The Center for the Studies of Children's culture holds an important and unique position within higher education. However, the center currently has no PhD program. Graduates of advanced level studies in Children's culture can move on to PhD studies within Child and youth studies. Within Stockholm University there is active and ongoing research about children and culture for children within multiple departments. The Center for the Studies of Children's culture regards the bringing together of researchers, research fields and disciplines in order to further theoretical, methodological and general knowledge of children's culture, as one of its chief objectives.