Applicants for the MSc Play Therapy course are expected to have a good honours degree (2:1 or above) in a relevant discipline in addition to one of the following:
Graduates with a degree which is also a professional qualification such as teaching (fully qualified), social work, occupational therapy, pediatric nursing etc are required to have a minimum of two years post-graduation work experience.
Graduates whose degree is relevant (such as psychology, childhood studies, early years development, social science) need also to have at least five years experience working face to face with children, young people and their families of which the majority of this experience should be undertaken after graduation.
Applicants who meet the entry requirements for the course will be invited to interview.
The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
Successful applicants of this course will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check. Please note that we do not accept deferred entry on to this course.
The selection process will consist of an essay (500 words) on “What do you understand is the value of Non-Directive Play Therapy” which will be written in advance and brought by the applicant to the interview, a group activity and an individual interview.
Please read our Essential Guide for more detailed information.