Developmental and Therapeutic Play
Play is an important aspect of provision across all children�s services in the UK and beyond. This scheme offers an exciting opportunity to study children�s play at an advanced academic level, combining demanding theoretical work with fieldwork experience and sophisticated reflection. The aim of this course is to deepen students understanding about the developmental and therapeutic potential of play. The programme considers how the environment and social interactions support children�s growing repertoire of play skills, with a particular emphasis on the inherent value of children�s self- directed play experiences. Students are taught by published academics and practitioners specialising in the field and the multidisciplinary team have strong links with similar university departments in Europe and around the world.
Applicants normally require a relevant Honours degree (2.2 or above) in a related discipline (for example childhood studies, education, psychology, sociology, mental health), or its equivalent. Applicants unsure as to the suitability of their qualifications should contact the admissions tutor. Applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree must have significant relevant work experience. In these cases the admissions tutor will assess the appropriateness of this experience in relation to the programme.Applicants may also be asked to attend an interview. Applicants will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check (previously known as a Criminal Records Bureau, or CRB, Check) or a Swansea University accepted equivalent for international students. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in all domains) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.
Modules typically include: Understanding and observing child development; perspectives on play; therapeutic work with children; play theory and practice; researching childhood; dissertation in play and playwork.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 5,300 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 13,300 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 3,550 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 8,850 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|PgCert||Part-time||£ 1,750 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|PgCert||Part-time||£ 4,450 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|PgCert||Full-time||£ 1,750 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|PgCert||Full-time||£ 4,450 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 1,750 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 4,450 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MA||Part-time||£ 1,750 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|MA||Part-time||£ 4,450 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Singleton Park, Swansea||Swansea||SA2 8PP||Wales|
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