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M.A. in Childhood Studies and Children’s Rights at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam

Application Deadline: May 15

№ 125/2016 from Apr 25, 2016

We are very happy to announce that the international interdisciplinary course M.A. Childhood Studies and Children’s Rights (MACR), which has been offered at Freie Universität Berlin since 2007, has found a new home institution and will be continued. From this upcoming academic year, starting in October 2016, the program will be offered at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam. The program lasts three semesters and has an interdisciplinary approach, including the fields of sociology, political science, and law. The language of instruction is English. Applications are being accepted until May 15, 2016.

This master's program was designed for graduates of social sciences, law, political science, education, social work, and other disciplines who have some professional experience. It may also be of interest to professionals in governmental and nongovernmental institutions dealing with children and young people, as well as those working in education, social services, health, and justice who already hold a first degree.

Applicants are requested to apply by email: The following documents are required: a cover letter, application form (available online), CV, letter of motivation (900 words), a copy of the degree certificate, documentation of qualified professional experience following the first degree (usually one year), proof of English language skills (certificate, confirmation from a lecturer, or documentation from a stay abroad).

Efforts are underway to finalize Erasmus contracts for student exchange with partner universities in the UK (London), Lithuania (Vilnius), Portugal (Braga), Romania (Cluj-Napoca), Sweden (Stockholm), and Switzerland (Geneva). This degree program is a founding member of the Children’s Rights European Academic Network:

The tuition fees for the continuing education master's program amount to 5,965 euros for the entire program. These fees cover the costs of running the program and do not constitute a profit. In addition, there are semester fees of about 280 euros per half year, which includes the semester ticket for public transportation in Brandenburg and Berlin.

Further Information


Rebecca Budde, Coordinator, M.A. in Childhood Studies and Children’s Rights, Tel.: +49 30 838-52734, Email: and

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