Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Faculty of Sociology and Social Work

The Children's Rights European Master program promotes children’s rights and insures a comprehensive understanding of children’s role in today’s societies. The MA is taught in Romanian and English. Individual tutoring hours will be offered for international students.

International students will might need to follow Romanian language courses offered by the University for international students. EU students can apply for free of charge tuition. Outside the limited free of charge places, the fee for EU students at the BBU is 2.500 RON (570 €) for one academic year, for general administrative costs. Accommodation is not covered by fees.

The 2 year course, with 120 ECTS, plus 10 credit points for disertation will start on October 1st, 2018 and ends 30th June 2020. Further information on eligibility criteria, fees and schedule for the program will follow on request.

Questions can be directed to prof. Maria Roth ( or or the secretariat of the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work (+40 264 424 674).

Courses are developed in a children’s rights framework and are oriented to respond to the participants’ practical and applied work experiences, with the aim of spreading socially validated scientific knowledge and promoting children’s rights in society.
The 1st semester focuses on the study of children’s rights, sociology and history of childhood.
The 2nd semester has courses on children and violence, psychology of adolescence, sexuality in adolescence, and children and family conflicts.
The 3rd semester has courses on child psychology, inclusive education, child and family policies.
In addition, the 3rd and 4th semester offer research methods classes in order to deepen and improve student’s competencies in quantitative research and computer assisted qualitative methods.

During the program, students engage in supervised field practice. They can attend workshops to enhance their practical competences in communicating, educating, playing, counseling, or otherwise assisting children. The program is completed with a final MA thesis. The last semester is mainly dedicated to the students’ research project and the writing oft their thesis. Students are supervised during the implementation of their projects.

Faculty of Sociology and Social Work - Introduction


Children’s Rights European Academic Network (CREAN)

c/o Centre for Children’s Rights Studies
University of Geneva, Valais Campus
PO Box 4176
CH 1950 Sion 4 - Switzerland
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