About Jönköping University
Jönköping University is a young professional-oriented university characterized by a high degree of internationalization, an entrepreneurial spirit and extensive collaboration with surrounding society. It is one of three Swedish private, non-profit institutions of higher education with the right to award doctorates. Jönköping University has around 12,000 students, of which 2,400 are international students. The university is one of the top universities in international student exchange and among the best in Sweden in terms of attracting international students. Campus has a truly international and academic environment with students and staff from all parts of the world. Both within education and research, Jönköping University has a close cooperation with business and society. Jönköping University is one of three Swedish private, non-profit institutions of higher education with the right to award doctorates. JU operates on the basis of an agreement with the Swedish Government and conforms to national degree regulations and quality requirements. The university is organized as a non-profit corporate group with Jönköping University Foundation as the parent organization and six wholly owned subsidiaries: the School of Health and Welfare, the School of Education and Communication, Jönköping International Business School, the School of Engineering, University Services and Jönköping University Enterprise.
The one-year international master’s program in Swedish Preschool Education is designed for students interested in learning about early childhood education research and practice from a Nordic perspective, with particular focus on early childhood education in Sweden. The program surveys the history, policies, pedagogies and other relevant ideas and practices of Swedish preschool education. Students who complete the program will not only gain expertise in these areas, they will also gain the knowledge and skills for conducting research in early childhood education. Given Sweden’s position as a world leader in early childhood education, graduates of the program 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 program ready to pursue doctoral studies in early childhood education or related fields, as the program provides rigorous training in early childhood education research, taught and supervised by PhD faculty from the Preschool Educational Research Group at Jönköping University’s School of Education and Communication, as well as by outside faculty who are national and international experts in the field.
If you don’t fulfil language requirements, you can enter Pathway Program, designed to strengthen your English and academic skills.
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