Master of Dance Studies

Points per degree 120
Full-time study 1 year
Part-time study 2 years
Taught by Creative Arts and Industries
Taught at City Campus
Application Closing date S1: 8 December, S2: 4 July
Start date S1: 6 March 2017, S2: 24 July 2017


Dance research fosters independent examination of dance practices, dance history, people and society. As a student within the Master of Dance Studies, you will critically examine practices, theories and issues that you find personally and professionally challenging and stimulating. Along with advanced specialist knowledge of dance you will gain intellectual and life skills that will equip you for employment, global citizenship and community involvement.

Our masters students come from diverse backgrounds and fields of interest, including:

  • Experienced secondary and primary school teachers
  • Mid-career artists researching their practice
  • Community teachers exploring their pedagogy, and
  • Choreographers examining their working processes and philosophy.

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Programme highlights

  • Holistic approach balancing practical and theoretical elements
  • Engagement with internationally acclaimed dance teachers, professionals and researchers
  • Flexible learning options for work, life, and study balance
  • Vibrant multicultural and creative environment
  • Dedicated postgraduate resources and facilities

Career opportunities

  • Dance education
  • Community dance
  • Choreography and performance
  • Dance journalism
  • Dance administration
  • Academic research

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