Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University

Practice Based Play Therapy

The course helps students to improve the lives of vulnerable children as they develop their skills through research. Students study the latest theories in this emerging sector, including the importance of neurobiology on improving the effects of play therapy for traumatised children. Exploring the shift from traditional therapy methods to more modern techniques such as movement, breathing and sensory activities, will demonstrate the importance of keeping methods up-to-date and suited to each child as an individual.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have completed the postgraduate Certificate Therapeutic Play Skills and the postgraduate Diploma Play Therapy at Leeds Metropolitan University, or hold an equivalent qualification. IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature students are encouraged to apply.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning September 2016 - 12 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Leeds LS1 3HE Yorkshire and the Humber

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Key information

University Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0113 812 3113