Swansea University Postgraduate Prospectus 2023

WHY SWANSEA? • We offer postgraduate programmes informed by the latest in research and innovation taught by research active staff. • Benefit from our international 81 % RESEARCH IN EDUCATION, SOCIOLOGY & SOCIAL POLICY RATED AS WORLD LEADING OR INTERNATIONALLY EXCEL LENT (Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021)



• Children and Young People PhD/MPhil FT PT


• Childhood Studies MA/PGDip/PGCert FT PT

• Developmental and Therapeutic Play MA/PGDip/PGCert FT PT

partnerships and unique collaborative approach to research and learning. • We offer a well embedded innovative programme with experienced and committed academic lecturers.

Studying a master’s degree in Childhood Studies will give you the knowledge and skills to support children and their families in a range of environments. You will develop a keen understanding of issues related to child development in contemporary society and how policy and services for children and families areplanned and provided. The MA Developmental and Therapeutic Play focuses on the knowledge and application of using non-directive play practice across a wide range of children’s services. This includes areas of education, health and social sciences, for example schools, hospitals and social services. The course provides a mixture of academic theory and practice and can be studied full-time or part-time. Our academic staff work to bring real-life benefits for health care, social care, voluntary and private sectors, ultimately leading to improvements for children, parents, practitioners, managers and policy makers. They have strong links with a range of national and international networks, so your learning is informed by the latest research, policy and practice developments.

FUNDING There are a range of postgraduate scholarships and bursaries available: s wansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/ scholarships YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO CONSIDER • Doctor of Education, EdD • Education, MA • Education (Wales): Additional Learning Needs, MA • Education (Wales): Leadership, MA • Education (Wales), MA

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT • A diverse teaching and research

• Access to valuable training resources. • A collaborative and supportive environment to develop your knowledge and skills in the sector.

environment, with many opportunities to make connections across disciplines.

International Students Pathway programme available see page 58


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