About the course

Course content

The aim of the course is to enable the student to explore and analyze childhood and children’s agency from philosophical and political perspectives, as well as on a local and global level.

The United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child is the point of departure for the course as it addresses local and global interpretations of childhood rights and children’s participation in the presence. Different philosophical and political discussions of the articulations of children’s rights och children’s participation are critically analyzed and discussed in relation to different central issues in the lives of children.

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

General entry requirements + English 6


Upper secondary grades 66%, Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT) 34%

Course literature

Course evaluation

The university provides all students who are participating in, or have completed, a course to express their experiences and views on the course through a course evaluation which is organized at the end of the course. The university will collate the course evaluations and provide information about their results and any actions prompted by them. The results shall be made available to the students. (HF 1:14).