Swansea University

Swansea University

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Course modules

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,450 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,750 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,750 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 1,750 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 1,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 1,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 1,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,550 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,550 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,550 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,550 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,750 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,450 per Year 1 (International) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Singleton Park, Swansea Swansea SA2 8PP Wales

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Key information

Contact: 
College of Human and Health Science Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01792 606677