Childhood Studies
& Children's Rights
Description

Within the frame of the International Virtual Academic Collaboration Project DAAD, led by the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, three online modules on Children's Rights are offered by a consortium of international partner universites from across Australia, Europe and Latin America.

Modules will be offered from autumn 2021 to spring 2022.

The modules can be studied completely online. For those students who are available and interested, we are offering an Introductory Summer School in Potsdam, Germany from August 25th to September 3rd, 2021.

The modules are offered as a part of Children's Rights study programmes at the partner universities. They are open to students in general, depending on availability of places.

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The development of the modules is underway. Partners have assumed responsibility for the individual modules and are structuring the different sessions of the modules. The modules will be offered via MS Teams in order to make sure that all attendees/students have access to all parts of the modules. Each student will set up his or her own e-portfolio for documentation of their learning progress as part of the modules themselves.

Our modules are open to anyone who is interested in the topics .  

Eligibility Criteria: 

-First academic degree (BA or equivalent) 
-Proof of English language knowledge (C1 or equivalent) 

Enrollment Options:
  There are two options for enrolling (either way, you will be enrolled via the University of Applied Sciences, Potsdam, the coordinating institution)

-You are studying at one of our partner universities (a course in children's rights/related to children's rights) 
-You would like to enroll in one or more modules independent of whether you are studying already or would like to learn more about the module topics .

Option 1:   Please talk to the coordinator/director/leader of your programme who will give you more information and organize your participation (no additional fees).   

Option 2:   Please send an enrollment request to  childrensrightsstudies.online@fh-potsdam.de including a copy of your former university degree and proof of your English language competency (if you have not taken a formal exam, you may be able to prove your competency via confirmations of studying/working in an English speaking setting). In this case, please add a confirmation from your employer/university). 

In addition, please send a motivational letter including the incentive to study the module(s) and your expectations.   

Costs/Fees:  For each module, the cost is 1.250€; if you opt to study more than one module, the fees are reduced to 990€/module; the fee is payable upfront.

Credit Points (CP)/ European Credit Transfer System (ECTS): Upon successful completion of the module (incl. final exam) a certificate will be issued, stating the attained credit points. These can be acknowledged in the frame of the study programme you are enrolled in (Option 1) or in further studies you may enroll in later (Option 2).
*For Option 2, please enquire at the respective university about acknowledgement.      

Deadline for registering/applying: June 30, annually 

Children's Rights Modules

Webinar Series

Due to COVID-19 measures the in-person meeting is provisional – please check this website for continuous updates.

In anticipation of this full-scale provision, we offered a bi-weekly online webinar series from November 2020 to May 2021:

Children's Rights as Cross Cutting International Field of Study and Action
See our webinar archive

Summer School

Our Partners

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