Taught course

Dance and Somatic Well-being

University of Central Lancashire · School of Journalism, Media and Performance

Entry requirements

Normally students would be expected to have achieved a good lower second class bachelor degree in a related area of practical study. In exceptional circumstances and after audition/ interview, a place may be offered if it is considered that a candidate can evidence sufficient experiential learning. As this course is at postgraduate level, the interview panel must be convinced that the successful candidates are capable of engaging appropriately both physically and intellectually. Upon application, students will be required to attend an interview and somatic workshop. Offers are made subject to successful interview/ workshop.

Months of entry

September, October

Course content

MA Dance & Somatic Wellbeing: Connections to the Living Body is a unique, visionary and pioneering programme offering a professional training in Dance & Somatic Movement Education.

The programme is on the cutting edge of contemporary international practice exploring the creative skills required to use movement with sensitivity, imagination and individuality. A deeper connection to our bodily experience, as well as to image, story and metaphor, all contribute towards a sense of authentic self and vital skills of self-care.

Focusing on community facilitation, this programme offers the opportunity to study individual and group improvisation, kinaesthetic awareness and applied somatics philosophy to dance and movement studies.

All sessions are taught in the spirit of self-discovery, non-judgement and reflection. The course develops somatic awareness with a focus on spontaneity, intuition and connection to others.

MA Dance and Somatic Wellbeing is an Approved Somatic Movement Training Programme of: The International Somatic Movement Education Therapy Association (ISMETA). MA graduates are qualified to a register as a Somatic Movement Educator.

Information for international students

See our website for information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    On completion of the Masters programme students are offered a dual qualification and are eligible to register as Somatic movement educators/therapists with The International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA).

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1772 892400