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MA Dance Research

UK

What will I learn?

Overview

This MA Dance Research degree allows you to develop your own research interests and design a programme of dance research to address specific areas of interest with support from tutors.

This course is perfect for you want to develop your research skills as a dance or arts professional, teacher, recent graduate or a dance artist. You will learn from guest lecturers including scholars, practitioners and curators working in innovative areas of dance research.

Focusing on theoretical approaches this MA Dance Research degree aims to develop your knowledge, understanding and experience of dance research. The programme will introduce you to methodological, analytical and critical skills and you will learn to situate your interests in the context of contemporary dance discourse, devise and implement coherent research projects, and articulate your research in relation to current practices.

You will develop the conceptual understanding to critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship, and to evaluate and critique methodologies. You will also be able to to propose new hypotheses and new approaches to thinking about dance, where appropriate, and situate your work within the UK and European ‘dance ecology’.

The MA Dance Research provides opportunities for you to:

  • Deepen your understanding of your approaches to research and scholarship and, where applicable, practice.
  • Develop reflective thinking and critical writing skills.
  • Deepen your ability to articulate your research in written and spoken form.
  • Develop your critical and analytical thinking.
  • Develop strategies for working independently.
  • Develop self–directed research skills and articulate research in written and presentational formats.
  • Continue your professional development.
  • Work with nationally and internationally established dance scholars and practitioners.
  • Develop skills in preparation for MPhil or PhD study.

Teaching and Assessment

How you will learn

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.

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.

Which department am I in?

Dance

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,724.00 (US$ 17,762) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Bishop Otter Campus

Bishop Otter Campus,

Chichester,

West Sussex,

PO19 6PE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need 4 year bachelor degree with minimum GPA 2.8.

For international students

Students need to have a honours degree 2:2 or higher in a related discipline. Students need to have an IELTS 6.5 with no element lower than 5.5. TOEFL: 89 overall with 18 in Reading; 17 in Listening; 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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