Minor Programme

Children, Youth and Participation

This module has its basis in the new perspectives of children and youth, based on updated research in sociology, psychology and social work. It focuses on children and youth, as competent parties in the construction of their daily life and in decisions concerning their everyday life. These perspectives can also be found in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and will have consequences for the practice of social work and social policy.

Master's level

Faculty of Social Sciences

Social Sciences


Spring 2020

Passed 1st semester of the study programme. Open to European Master in Social Work with Families and Childre.


English, B1

The Courses

The module will focus on strength perspectives, mastering perspectives and solution-oriented perspectives within social work with vulnerable children and marginalized families. It will also take up issues of non-oppressive practices in child protection, skills in dialogue with children and youth and child and youth research.

Field placement is compulsory. Field placement adds an important value for the students; addressing the central question of how ideas on children`s rights, theoretical perspectives and research-based knowledge are operationalized and practiced. Students will have placement within social work agencies addressing refugee- and asylum seeking children and families, children and families affected by domestic violence, prostitution or severe conflicts and crises. The placement will be at the end of the module

How to apply


  1. Nomination Letter sent by email from your home institution to
  2. Online Registration Form
    You will receive the link to the online form by email after we have received your nomination. For students applying for the spring semester only, you will receive this link in September/October.
  3. Transcript of Records/Diploma from all university education (both bachelor’s and if applicable, master’s level) in English or in a Scandinavian language. The transcript/diploma must contain a description of the grading system. We can only accept official copies.
  4. Copy of your passport or ID card
    The required documentation must be sent in PDF or Word format to in PDF format. Write EXCHANGE followed by your name in the subject field. Example: EXCHANGE John Smith.'
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