Call for applications: MA Childhood Studies and Children’s Rights (FU Berlin)

macr-logo_deThe deadline for applications to study the advanced MA Childhood Studies and Children’s Rights at Freie Universität Berlin  is on 30th April 2015. We still have some open places and welcome further applications.

The 1,5 year course (90 ECTS) starts next winter semester in mid-October 2015.

In the first semester, the practice oriented study program deals with (new sociological) approaches to and concepts of childhood(s) in different cultural contexts. An introduction and critical reflection of international agreements on children’s rights is given and knowledge as well as competences in methods of childhood and children’s rights research are imparted.

In the second semester, building upon the knowledge gained in the first semester, children’s rights aspects are critically reflected: the right to education, working children and so called children out of place (groups of marginalised children) as well as children and the media.

In the third and last semester, students engage either in an internship, conceptualise a practical project or develop a theoretical research proposal. The program is completed with a final MA thesis.

The MA is taught mainly in English.

The students come from different regions of the world and from various disciplines. By this a lively and dynamic mutually enriching learning atmosphere is created which is beneficial to all participants.

Further information on eligibility criteria, fees and schedule for the program <>  can be found on our website. Questions can be directed to Sina Maatsch  or our general e-mail address: