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Play Therapy, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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This programme 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.

About

On successful completion of the programme students may be eligible for membership of the Irish representative organizations for Play Therapists. These include the Irish Play Therapy Association, the Irish Association for Play Therapy and Psychotherapy, and Play Therapy Ireland.

The course is run on a part-time basis over 3 years.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Clinical Work Preparation and Practice
  • Child Development, Play and Attachment
  • Neuroscience
  • Play Therapy Theory and Processes
  • Application of Play Therapy Skills
  • Clinical Supervision and Placement
  • Personal Counselling

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Birth Certificate OR Photo Page of Passport – Photocopy of either document
  • School Leaving Examination Certificate OR High School Transcript. Include forecast results if final results are not available. (Bachelor Degree Applicants only)
  • Academic Transcript and Proof of Final Degree (required for transfer and postgraduate applicants) & Academic Marking/Grading Scheme
  • English Language Proficiency score for applicants whose first language is not English. i.e. IELTS Academic Certificate, TOEFL. 
  • CV

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    2304 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6900 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

The USI membership levy of €7.00 has been introduced as a result of a referendum where students opted to affiliate to the national Students’ Union. 

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.

Funding

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