|Study location||Sweden, Jönköping|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||SEK60,000 per semester|
|Application fee||SEK900 one-time|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
The applicant must hold the minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (i.e. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 ECTS credits in behavioral science, social work, educational sciences, or related field, including independent, theoretical based work, i.e. a thesis or equivalent.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Further guidelines of documents requirements will be sent to your e-mail after the application has been accepted.
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill)
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Motivation letter should be no longer than 1000 words. Work experience that relates to programme considered an asset.
While prior work experience in supervised early childhood education (e.g. preschool, kindergarten, daycare, elementary school) is not a requirement, applicants with this kind of experience are preferred.
As its name indicates, the Swedish approach to preschool (EDUCARE) integrates educational and care-giving practice to support the learning and development of children between the ages of one and six.
The international Master’s programme in EDUCARE combines classroom-based instruction with field visits to Swedish preschools and other early childhood education venues. The programme welcomes Swedish and international students. Programme instruction is in English.
Students who complete the programme will have expertise in the pedagogy and policies of EDUCARE. Given Sweden’s position as a world leader in early childhood education, graduates of the programme will be well positioned for employment as preschool educators, researchers and leaders, whether they choose to pursue their careers internationally or in Sweden.
At the same time, students will leave the programme ready to pursue doctoral studies in early childhood education or related fields, as the programme provides a combination of rigorous research and field work, taught by PhD faculty from the Preschool Educational Research Group at Jönköping University’s School of Education and Communication. But also through guest lectures by national and international experts in the field.