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Childhood in a Nordic Perspective

Short-term programme of Childhood in a Nordic Perspective, 20 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Teacher's training

Institution University College UCC
Campus Social Education Greater Copenhagen
Duration 0,5


What is childhood from a Nordic perspective? Learn about experiential learning in Denmark and Norway. Discover how children learn through activities that integrate play, movement, nature and outdoor education and practise organising didactic courses and activities for children. The course includes field work and visits to the Norwegian landscape, which is viewed as a place for play and experiential learning.

The course is organised in collaboration with Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences.
The course will run from mid-August to mid-December. The basic course is 20 ECTS, with an optional add-on of 10 ECTS.

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Career opportunities

The course gives you experience and competency in learning through working with play, movement, nature and outdoor education and in organising didactic courses and activities for children as a part of your education.

About the Degree

This is an exchange programme aimed at UCC’s strategic partners. Hence we encourage you to contact the International Coordinator at your home institution to learn whether your institution has such an arrangement with UCC. 


Students must have completed 2 years at BA level before entering the course. The course is in English at BA level - documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English match this level. 
Read about the language requirements of UCC

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact University College UCC directly. 

Apply directly at University College Copenhagen with all relevant documentation.

A list of the most commonly recognised exams and diplomas can be found at the 
Danish Agency for Higher Education


Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. When applying for a course, please check whether your university has a bilateral agreement with UCC. In order to receive an official referral to study at UCC, please contact the International Office at your university. UCC is an Erasmus Charter institution.

Without an exchange programme there is a tuition fee of approx.:
30 ECTS: 3450 Euro
20 ECTS: 2300 Euro
(2015 price level)

For Further Information

See the Ministry of Higher Education and Science for more information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education. 

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in 
Guide to diploma recognition.

For information about the Danish educational system in general, see 
The Danish Higher Education System.


Application date
Apr 15
Start date
Aug 22

Social Education Greater Copenhagen


Welcome to our Department of Social Education Greater Copenhagen

Studying social education at Greater Copenhagen will equip you with skills in dealing with the pedagogical and social challenges of today's modern society. The education builds on a long Danish pedagogical tradition.

Modern day social educators and preschool teachers need to be capable of cooperation, leadership and independent practice in an environment of creativity, innovation and care. At Social Education Greater Copenhagen you are expected to participate in group work, to play an active role in discussions etc. and to be able to work independently as well. Personal interest in the field of pedagogy and curiosity are important factors when studying social education. 

We are located close to Skovlunde Station, which you can easily get to by railway train.

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