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Course summary

Deepen and extend your own professional practice, developing key research skills in relation to current bodies of knowledge in dance. Course overview Our Master’s course is intended for practitioners from a range of dance fields and aims to reflect developments in practice-based research and current dance practices. It is designed for those who wish to extend their own creative potential and scholarly inquiry, and develop skills and knowledge through dance/art making and performance. Why study this course with us? This course celebrates the dance practitioner across the wider dance community. The course aims to weave critical inquiry with creative freedom, thereby building your self-confidence in developing your practice and research in the context of current debates. You will have the opportunity to:

  • attend guest workshops, lectures, performance opportunities and seminars
  • work alongside professional artists and researchers
  • be part of a vibrant interdisciplinary research culture
  • work in excellent studios, performance spaces, IT facilities and learning resources.


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Assessment method

Assessment will be via: critically informed practical presentations; performances/practical pieces (with accompanying oral examination); written work; analytical documentation of performances/practical work; portfolios of written and visual evidence; and objects and other traces of performance.

Entry requirements

The standard requirement is a 2:1 honours degree in any relevant discipline or an equivalent qualification is usually required. Consideration will be given to those who hold a lower classification who can demonstrate they are capable of performing at the level required to complete the course successfully. Admission is by written application and interview. Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency to IELTS 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in each band or equivalent. International: Students from countries outside the UK are expected to have entry qualifications roughly equivalent to UK A Level for undergraduate study and British Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) for postgraduate study. To help you to interpret these equivalents, please click on your country of residence to see the corresponding entry qualifications, along with information about your local representatives, events, information and contacts. We accept a wide range of qualifications and consider all applications individually on merit. We may also take into account appropriate work experience.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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