|Study location||United Kingdom, Treforest Campus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 years|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The MSc Play and Therapeutic Play 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 award 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 groups
other than children, including people with physical disabilities,
older adults and people with learning disabilities.
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. The course team is
actively engaged with practitioner work and related research.
This is a demanding course and all suitable applicants will be
interviewed to assess their suitability for training.
Possible Career Options
An understanding of play is key to current government education
initiatives. Course content is directly related to the Welsh Assembly
Government’s Foundation Phase, so graduates could apply for senior
positions associated with these initiatives. This award also offers
excellent career development in the field of play, whether as a
teacher or education specialist, play worker or play development
officer, nursery manager, or work in the social or health services.