MSc Dance Science at Trinity Laban - UCAS

Trinity Laban

Degree level: Postgraduate
UCAS Conservatoires
Awarded by: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

MSc Dance Science (Taught)

Course summary

This research-focused programme allows you to study dance science within a world-renowned conservatoire. It focuses on applying research to dance practice across recreational, training, and professional settings. This programme is for anyone with prior dance experience who is interested in dance science, such as dancers, choreographers, scientists, teachers, lecturers and health practitioners. Key Features

  • The MSc in Dance Science is an internationally renowned programme that allows students to investigate the science of dance practice and performance within a high‑calibre conservatoire training. As a student at Trinity Laban, you will be interacting with a diverse community of performing arts students and faculty. Our thriving and supportive community offers exciting learning experiences, through cross-disciplinary engagement and collaborative study in the performing arts.
  • The programme draws on multidisciplinary perspectives in dance science, such as physiology, biomechanics, psychology and nutrition, and engages with scientific and creative modes of research to provide an empirical understanding of the dancer, dance practice, and performance. Students will develop applied research skills and will have the opportunity to conduct research in studio and lab-based contexts. Bringing together advanced knowledge and research skills, the programme culminates in an independent research project on a topic of choice.
  • The blended-learning programme offers students a flexible and autonomous learning environment, with opportunities to engage in dance science research and practical placements (from community-based to professional settings) through the TL team and network. Our specialist facilities include a versatile testing laboratory with dedicated support staff, a specialist dance library, and a comprehensive range of learning and student support.
  • Our team is internationally known in the field and work with professional companies and organisations around the world. Trinity Laban is a founding partner of the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science (NIDMS) and a supporter of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS).
  • Our in-house Screening Programme and departmental research projects give you the opportunity to gain valuable experience of working as a dance scientist while you study.
  • You will learn within a culture of high calibre conservatoire dancers, interacting with over 300 students committed to becoming professional dancers and choreographers. Cross-disciplinary study opportunities with students on other postgraduate programmes are also integral to the learning experience.

Course details

Principal study options

During the application and audition process, you must select which instrument(s) you wish to specialise in for the duration of your course. On this course, you can choose from the following options:

Single specialism

Only one instrument is studied. It may be possible to study a further instrument formatively, but this will not contribute towards the qualification.


For all courses, you must select at least one specialism from the 'primary' list. For those studying primary/secondary pathways, two instruments may be selected – one from the 'primary' list and one from the 'secondary' list. Joint pathway students may select any two instruments from either list.

Primary instrument/specialism

  • Dance

How to apply

This course is closed for the 2023 academic cycle. Please contact the provider or view the 2024 courses.

*If you are an international applicant, or you are applying for a postgraduate course, or are choosing certain assessment locations, the 'on time' deadline may be later in the year - please contact the conservatoire directly.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from across the world and accept a wide range of international qualifications. For more information please see

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have an appropriate first degree (or an equivalent qualification). Applicants without formal qualification are subject to the Institution’s recognition of prior learning (RPL) process. Decisions are made by the RPL Panel with delegated authority from the Assessment Board. An External Examiner may decide toscrutinise the evidence supporting a claim as part of the Assessment Board process.

Assessment locations

In the event of a successful assessment, applicants may be invited for a further interview prior to being made an offer.

Remote assessment recordings may be accepted in the event that you cannot attend an assessment in person.

Single specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
OnlineNo fee charged

*Fee not collected by UCAS

Joint principal specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
OnlineNo fee charged

*Fee not collected by UCAS

Additional information

We offer workshops in a wide range of international locations. For more information on when we will be visiting your country please see

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
MSc Dance Science at Trinity Laban - UCAS