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Safe&Sound Safe & Sound International Master Semester

Name of study programme

Safe & Sound International Master Semester

ECTS credits


Academic level and organisation of the study programme

Organized as a full-time study over one semester with flexible learning in terms of digital resources and tasks. The program is developed by INN University, department of Health and social sciences in collaboration with University of Bergen, Center for crisis psychology and Vietnam National University - University of Education in Hanoi.

The study program is financed by Diku’s NORPART-program.


The Safe & Sound international master semester is tailored to provide students with knowledge and experience with cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary aspects of child development, adverse and adaptive conditions of childhood, and the impact on health and well-being. The program will support and supplement existing study programs in terms of 1) increased internationalization and awareness of the global agendas for health and sustainable development, 2) facilitate a joint child and family focus between the master programs in social work with children and youth, environmental psychology and public health, and 3) provide opportunities for a limited number of students to learn and practice abroad.


Master students need to fulfil one of the criteria listed below:

  • minimum 2 years of study in psychology (in an integrated master program), or be registered as master students in either MA in Health, MA in Social Work, MA in psychology or MA in Environmental Psychology
  • Adequate proficiency in English to read, write and speak at an academic level equivalent to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF or CEFR)

These criteria adhere to all course descriptions in this programme. 

Programme structure and content

The program consists of three interlinked 10 ECTS courses and an additional extended version of course 2 of 15 ECTS, tailored for students who will not take part in the exchange course. 


Course overview

Course/code Name ECTS semester Study site
Course 1/code xxxx Crisis psychology and disaster response 10 fall Center for Crisis psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen NO
Course 2a/ code Xxxx ACE, health and sustainable development 10 fall Faculty of health and Social Sciences, INN university, Lillehammer NO

Course 2b /Xxxx

Tailored for non-mobile students who sign up for course 2 only

ACE, health and sustainable development. Politics, moral and ethics 15 fall Faculty of health and Social Sciences, INN university, Lillehammer NO
Course 3 / xxxx Safe & sound childhood. Field course and practicum 10 fall VNU University of education, Hanoi VN