University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Play and Therapeutic Play

The MSc Play and Therapeutic Play will develop a critical understanding of the psychological, educational and ethical foundations of play and their application in educational settings and therapy. The course integrates different areas of play to explore its role in cognitive and social development, as well as the play needs of different age groups. You will also develop your understanding and competence in basic therapeutic skills. The MSc Play and Therapeutic Play course combines theory, research and practical applications of play with developments in how play is used in a broader therapeutic context. You will be introduced to play interventions with children, which can be used in various settings. By graduation, you will have a theoretical and practical understanding of the role of play in development and be able to use play to structure an individual's development.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

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Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Treforest Campus Pontypridd CF37 1DL Wales

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