University of Gloucestershire

University of Gloucestershire

Professional Studies in Children�s Play

The programme aims to meet the needs of professionals including playworkers, early years' workers, educators, landscape designers, planners, environmental educators, health professionals and animateurs in a variety of contexts; museums, zoos, tourism, public space. The programme places an understanding of the nature and benefits of play for its own sake at the centre of study rather than seeing play as an instrument to achieve other purposes.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree; consideration given to applicants with equivalent qualifications and/or appropriate employment experience; DBS check.

Course modules

Perspectives on play; play and space; perspectives on playwork practice; applied and contemporary practice; postgraduate enquiry; independent project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Distance learning £ 2,215 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Distance learning £ 4,430 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
MA Distance learning £ 6,725 per Whole course (home fees) 3 years
MA Distance learning £ 10,750 per Whole course (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Oxstalls Campus Gloucester GL2 9HW South West

Key information

Guidance and Recruitment Office
Telephone number: 
01242 714500