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MA Practice Based Play Therapy

Leeds Beckett University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Leeds Beckett University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

As a qualified play therapist, you will already be aware of the importance of self-expression and creative mediums in therapy. Whether you are aiming for a promotion within your current field or want to explore a particular play therapy topic, this MA will enhance your existing therapy skills through research, allowing you to further improve the lives of vulnerable children.

You will study the latest theories in this emerging sector, exploring the shift from traditional therapy methods to more modern techniques such as movement, breathing and sensory activities.

At the beginning of your course, you will use your experience to choose your area of specialist research and develop a proposal for practice-based play therapy research that will form the basis for your dissertation.

Delivered by the Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy (APAC) and validated by the University as part of a collaborative partnership, you will undertake this course online, enabling you to fit your study around your personal and professional commitments.

We deliver our course in partnership with the Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy (APAC), ensuring you study the latest theories in this emerging sector, including the importance of neurobiology on improving the effects of play therapy for traumatised children. When you complete the course you will have a recognised accreditation.

We also have strong links with Play Therapy UK (PTUK) and Play Therapy International (PTI), the leading innovators in the profession, offering you expert career advice and a wealth of knowledge.

Our flexible online course gives you the opportunity to work at your own pace, allowing you to fit your study around your personal commitments. You will have access to a range of training sessions run by APAC at venues across the UK, along with the support of our dedicated tutors and the opportunity to debate and share your experiences in our virtual lecture rooms and chat rooms. You will be able to join forums where you can post your thoughts and learn from your tutors and fellow students.

TEACHING & LEARNING

Independent study is a crucial part of learning at university and you will be required to undertake many hours of self-directed research and reading, and preparation and writing of assessments. Your course is delivered through a number of modules, which will help you to plan your time and establish a study routine. Outside of your lectures, workshops and tutorials, a range of support is available to assist with your independent study. Our subject-specific librarians will be on hand to direct you to the specialist learning and study-skill resources. You’ll also be assigned an academic advisor to give you tailored feedback and support.

Our silver status in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework, reflects our commitment to deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

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University information

Leeds Beckett University

  • University League Table

    113th

  • Campus address

    Leeds Beckett University, City Campus, Leeds, Leeds, LS1 3HE, England

Leeds Beckett University is a global university, with an alumni community based in 153 countries around the world.
Degrees available to study in-country in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nepal and Singapore. In-country staff provide application support and advice.
International students are eligible for scholarships of up to £5,000.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    98th out of 118 7

    56th out of 79 10

    40th out of 47

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    100 48%

    107th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48 48%

    85th

    26
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    31st

    27
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    106 62%

    62nd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    26th

    50
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    40th

    22
  • Entry standards

    / Max 159
    114 63%

    36th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    31st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 100
    4.22 84%

    11th

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