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Why not come and see Swansea for yourself? We have three Postgraduate Open Days each year (Autumn, Spring and Summer) which will give you the chance to find out more about our courses and funding, meet staff and students, and tour our outstanding seafront campus. See http:www.swansea.ac.ukpostgraduateopendays for dates and booking information _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ This popular programme offers an exciting opportunity to examine how children?s play develops and how children develop as they play. It considers the developmental, educational and therapeutic potential of play at an advanced academic level, combining demanding intellectual work with sophisticated reflection on practice. Students are taught by well published academics and practitioners specialising in the field and the multi-disciplinary team have strong links with similar university departments in Europe and around the world. Such is the quality of teaching and supervision on the programme, that student work has resulted in journal articles and conference presentations. Students on this programme also have the unique opportunity to take part in our annual fieldtrip to Scandinavia where they experience and observe a range of indoor and outdoor play provision. The course is endorsed by the British Association of Therapeutic Play and graduating students each receive a certificate of membership. This is a small but growing organisation that is open to those with suitable qualifications and experience in the field (see http:www.ludemos.co.uk). Who should take this programme? The course attracts students with a variety of academic and professional backgrounds from around the World. If you: ? work in a clinical, hospital or social care setting with children, where understanding play would enrich your practice ? are a teacher or learning assistant facilitating educational play whose practice and career prospects would benefit from specialist Masters level training ? are a social worker, counsellor or therapist who would like to develop essential play skills for working with younger clients ? are a playworker or play development officer who would like to extend their expertise or seek promotion Then this programme might be the one for you. The programme is relevant to practitioners working within the Welsh Foundation Phase, English Foundation Stage or other International Early Years provision. It is also relevant to other Children?s Workforce Professionals such as Primary School Counsellors, Playworkers, Social workers, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care professionals, Paediatric Nurses and Health visitors, Psychiatrists and Psychologists. The programme also attracts new graduates from child related disciplines such as psychology, education or childhood studies. Careers extending from this highly regarded programme might include senior or specialist positions in education, international aid, primary school counselling and pastoral care, social work, clinical health care and playwork. Graduates might also engage in consultancy, work within community and family initiatives and children?s centres. Previous students have also continued their studies to complete full play therapy, counselling and psychotherapy, clinical psychology and research degrees.
Why not come and see Swansea for yourself? We have three Postgraduate Open Days each year (Autumn, Spring and Summer) which will give you the chance to find out more about our courses and funding, meet staff and students, and tour our outstanding seafront campus. See http:www.swansea.ac.ukpostgraduateopendays for dates and booking information _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ This popular programme offers...