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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Oxstalls Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    FEB, OCT

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Our research areas include: play, play-work, children and childhood, philosophy, policy and ethics, play sufficiency, children’s rights, places and spaces, nature and value of children’s play, playful production of time/space, playfulness as well as play, wellbeing and resilience and drama and play as interventions.

We have research interests and expertise across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Draw on our experience of a variety of research epistemologies and methodologies, including creative approaches and practice as research. Attend national and international conferences. Present your work and ideas in the latter stages of your research. Gain support to submit your work for publication.

We have a diverse range of noteworthy current and recent research. For example: ARTPAD (Achieving Resilience through Play and Drama), Sharing Memories of Adventure Playgrounds, Co-producing a play space: reading play-work stories, practices and artefacts on an adventure playground, The Art of Wellbeing: A participatory study with play-workers and children at play and The Play Sufficiency Duty in Wales.

This research contributes to the subject community Performing Arts and Play and the research priority areas Sport, Exercise, Health and Wellbeing and Creative Practice as Research.

Tuition fees

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£ 10,000per year

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University information

University of Gloucestershire

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  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

Diverse and inclusive community, welcoming students from over 60 countries worldwide.
Exceptional one-to-one support, with Helpzones on every campus.
Wide array of scholarships and awards for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    65th out of 83 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    105 60%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%



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