Play Therapy, M.A. | Part time | Munster Technological University | Cork, Ireland
36 months
13500 EUR/year
2300 EUR/year
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Play Therapy from Munster Technological University is a postgraduate clinical training in Play Therapy. It aims to equip practitioners with the advanced knowledge and clinical capability that would match international standards of best practice within the Play Therapy profession.


At Play Therapy from Munster Technological University students also have to consider time involved in Personal Therapy, time for Professional Supervision, and academic study for course assignments. Years 1 and 2 (60 credits) will include a clinical training in Play Therapy. Students will study modules which will be experiential and theoretical. They will undertake placements in both years and will require external supervision from MTU approved supervisors, to be paid separately from the course fees.


  • Private practice as a Clinical Play Therapist
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services within the HSE
  • Play Therapist within the school setting / early years setting
  • Play Therapist within the homeless services
  • Play Therapist in community projects and Family Resource Centres
  • Expert witness in court proceedings

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Play and Creative Expression
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Family Contexts in PlayTherapy
  • Advanced PlayTherapy Practice
  • Sand and Art in Play Therapy
  • Play Therapy Processes

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The entry requirement is a Level 8 Honours degree (H2.2) or higher, in one of the following areas: Counselling/Psychotherapy, Early Years Education, Occupational Therapy, Primary Education, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing, Social Care, Social Work, Special Needs Education or a cognate discipline. 
  • Applicants must be over 23 years old at the time of entry to the programme and have at least two years post qualifying experience of working with children. College placement hours are not considered as post qualifying experience.   
  • Applicants will be shortlisted to attend for interview based on their online applications.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2300 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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