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International courses

Queen Maud University College of Early Childhood Education offers three different courses for international exchange students.
A prerequisite for participating in the courses is that the student has an acceptable level of English as this is the language used in the modules.

How to apply

All students need to be enrolled in Early Childhood studies at their home institution. The home institution nominates students for the exchange programme.

Nominated students must send their application to: asvm@dmmh.no

Students from our partner institutions are given priority if there are more applicants than places.

Courses - Bachelor level

QMUC offer two courses on Bacehlor level. Both courses provide experiences, insight and knowledge about everyday life in Norwegian early childhood education and care institutions.

Simultaneously, the students will be introduced to the Nordic view on play and learning, the Nordic view on children and childhood, the close relationship to nature and outdoor experiences, as well as children’s rights to participation.

The in-depth unit is both theoretical with lectures where the student is expected to take part in theoretical discussions, and practical with work outdoors, observations in kindergartens etc.

Tuition fees

Students from institutions with an exchange agreement with QMUC pay no tuition fees.

Students coming from institutions without an exchange agreement with QMUC, so-called free movers, pay a fee of NOK 10.000.  

1. Norwegian Early Childhood Education and Care, Theory and Practice – 20 ECTS (NECEC2100_20 ECTS)

A Comparative, Theoretical and Practical Approach to Early Childhood Education and Care in Norway.

The course lasts for 13 weeks (3 months).

Study periods:
Autumn semester (A) 2017, 20 ECTS: 17.08 - 17.11.2017
Spring semester (S) 2017, 20 ECTS: 23.01 – 23.04.2018

2. Outdoor Play and Learning in Norwegian Early Childhood Education – 30 ECTS (NECEC2100-2200_30 ECTS)
A Comparative, Theoretical and Practical Approach to Early Childhood Education and Care in Norway with in-depth study of Risky Play and Outdoor Learning.
The course lasts for a full semester. 

Study periods:
Autumn semester (A) 2017, 30 ECTS: 17.08 – 15.12.2017 
Spring semester (S) 2017, 30 ECTS: 23.01 – 08.06.2018

Autumn and spring 2017/2018, 60 ECTS: 17.08.2017 – 08.06.2018

The two courses for international students offer a crash course in the Norwegian language.

Courses Master’s level:

Workshop in Art Studies
Language of instruction: Norwegian and English
ECTS credits: 15
Student work load: Part-time (50 %)
Semester: Autumn 2017
Admission deadline: 15.th of May 2017

Tuition fees
No fees for students from partner institutions. Fees for other students will apply, please contact the international coordinator for more information.

About the course
The course provides theoretical teaching in the chosen subject area’s history, didactics and substance.  Teaching sessions are organized in groups based on the students’ subject area from their bachelor’s degree, which also will be the base for the individual student´s subject area in this course.

However, the teaching will first and foremost be practical and give the students individual mentoring and supervision in groups based on their independent creative artistic work in workshops, on theatre stages / black boxes, during their writing processes and during their performing musical processes.

The course gives the student the opportunity to work within his/her chosen subject area based on their bachelor’s degree

Course coordinator:
Jørgen Moe

Study periods
Teaching period: 13 weeks, 18 September–15 December 2017. Session-based teaching: week 38, 44 and 50. 
Examination: 26 January 2018

Grade: Letter grade (A-F)