Taught course

Practice Based Play Therapy

Leeds Beckett University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should have completed the Postgraduate Certificate Theraputic Play Skills and the Postgraduate Diploma Play Therapy at Leeds Beckett University, or hold an equivalent qualification.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

As a certified play therapist, you will 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 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.

You can use your previous experience to choose your area of research, and at the beginning of the course you will develop a proposal for practice-based play therapy research that will form the basis for yourdissertation.

Delivered by The Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy (APAC), and validated by our University as part of a collaborative partnership, you have the option to study this course online, giving you the flexibility to fit your study around your personal and professional commitments.

Please note that all applications and queries for this course will be dealt with by APAC, and that start dates may differ depending on your location of study.

Fees and funding

For more information on funding, please visit: http://courses.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/practicebasedplay

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Student Admissions
0113 81 23700