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Course summary

This MSc Dance Science course is designed for students who wish to advance their undergraduate studies by developing specialist knowledge and application in a specific discipline within dance science. This course provides a unique selection of modules from across MA Dance and MSc Sports and Exercise Science programmes and give you the opportunity to specialise exclusively in a discipline of Dance Science and access fully equipped laboratories to gain hands-on experience. The discipline specific routes you could study are:

  • Biomechanics
  • Nutrition
  • Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Strength and Conditioning
This course aims to: Develop a systematic and critical understanding of current theory, research and debates at the forefront of Dance Science. Develop a comprehensive and critical understanding of research methodologies and practical techniques used in the field of Dance Science. Foster a self-directed approach to learning.


This course is made up of core and optional modules. You will study a discipline specific route and can focus your studies on biomechanics, nutrition, physiology, psychology or strength and conditioning. Each discipline route includes three required modules in that subject area, two relevant dance electives, a research methods module. You will have pursue either an Applied Dance Science: Supervised Research Portfolio or a Dissertation The Applied Dance Science: Supervised Research Portfolio allows you to gain insight into applied dance science and prepare for the type of reflective and academically grounded experience that is a central demand of candidates seeking membership and professional development opportunities with organisations such as the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS), One Dance UK, British Association for Sport and Exercise Science (BASES), and National Dance Educators Organisation (NDEO). This modules list is indicative and subject to change.

Assessment method

You will study through theoretical and practical workshops, lecturers, seminars and rehearsals. You will be assessed through a range of assignments depending on which study options you choose. Class sizes vary depending on the modules you and other students select. All modules are assessed through programme work in the form of practical choreography presentations, essays, reports, presentations, learning journals, portfolios, online tasks and group working.

Entry requirements

Typical offers (individual offers may vary): Honours degree 2:2 or higher in a related discipline. IELTS 6.5 with no element lower than 5.5. You will need to attend an interview for this course. You will need prior experience in the scientific discipline you want to pursue, such as biomechanics, physiology, nutrition, psychology, or strength and conditioning. Applicants who want to take the Technical Dance Practice optional module will be required to demonstrate practical dance competency to a sufficient postgraduate level. Applicants who want to take the Awareness in Motion optional module will need to demonstrate prior experience of somatic practices.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With no element lower than 5.5
PTE Academic58

For more detail about our English language requirements, including details of the University's Summer Pre-Sessional English language courses, see our website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8505 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8505 Year 1
Scotland £8505 Year 1
Wales £8505 Year 1
EU £16065 Year 1
International £16065 Year 1

Additional fee information

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