MA Professional Studies in Children’s Play

There’s more to children’s play than meets the eye and we can show you why.

If you are working in or with the field of children’s play, our programme can help you articulate the unique nature of children’s play and its relevance to the current social policy agenda.

Our MA in Professional Studies in Children’s Play is an academic programme that has been developed in conjunction with practitioners and professionals from a range of sectors. The programme aims to meet the needs of professionals including playworkers, early year’s workers, educators, landscape designers, planners, environmental educators, health professionals and animateurs in a variety of contexts; museums, zoos, tourism, public space. The programme places an understanding of the nature and benefits of play for its own sake at the centre of study rather than seeing play as an instrument to achieve other purposes.

The overall aim of the programme is to provide students with the opportunity for both work-based and desk-based active learning and research in order to develop a critical appreciation of the role of adults in providing for, and supporting children’s play.

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