Taught course

Dance Science

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance · Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Entry requirements

You should normally have professional dance, movement theatre or performance experience and/or successfully completed a UK undergraduate degree in an appropriate or related subject; or hold an overseas award of equivalent standard (eg USA degree - GPA 3.00 or above).

Months of entry


Course content

"Dance UK's Healthier Dancer Programme works to increase knowledge of dancers' health, fitness and well- being, and to promote longer, healthier dance careers. We welcome Trinity Laban's initiative in creating the UK's first MSc in Dance Science." - Jeanette Siddall, Former Director Dance UK, Director of Dance, Arts Council England.

The first Masters degree of its kind in the world, the MSc Dance Science with its own laboratory space sits alongside Trinity Laban's Dance Health Department which includes a large Pilates studio and a variety of treatment rooms.

The programme explores the scientific issues underlying dance performance, technical training, dancer health and injury prevention, looking at ways to optimise performance, improve training techniques and enhance performer potential. The programme examines the qualitative and quantitative aspects of dance practice, introducing elements from a range of scientific disciplines and applying them to a dance context.

Please note that technical training (practical technique classes) is not provided as part of the specification nor funded within the modular fee structure of the majority of Masters programmes. Please check on the programme specification in which you are interested if this applies to your choice. However, you may elect to join a course of technical classes on payment of a supplementary fee, (as listed in the current fees leaflet). These classes are NOT provided as an award bearing course of study or training, and you will be joining students from other programmes at Trinity Laban for this.

Information for international students

Students from 40 countries currently study at Laban. Our worldwide reputation is founded on the success of our students and we are proud to play a vital part in developing the global dance community. Candidates will need to provide evidence of English language ability. Further details available on our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
+44 (0) 20 8691 8600
+44 (0) 20 8691 8400