Entry requirements

Applicants should be in possession of a minimum of a 2.2 undergraduate degree in Dance, Performing Arts or a similar field. Candidates will be expected to attend an interview and/or workshop. Where candidates are not progressing directly from a first degree, relevant professional experience will be taken into account.

Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

Deepen and extend your own professional practice in relation to current bodies of knowledge within the widening dance professions. 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 in the UK. It is designed for those who wish to deepen and extend their own professional practice and scholarly inquiry in relation to current bodies of knowledge within the widening dance professions.

Why Study Dance 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.

The course offers you 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 studio, performance, IT facilities and learning resources.

How will I be taught?

Teaching takes place in the School of Arts and Media. Kingsway Campus offers 6,920 square metres of floor space, including a 200-seat lecture theatre; dance and performance studios; a learning resource centre; subject-specific IT labs housing 200 Macs and PCs; and two catering outlets.

Modes of learning include:

  • lectures
  • practical studio-based workshops
  • presentations
  • seminars
  • performances
  • one-to-one tutorials.

How will I be assessed?

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
  • objects and other traces of performance.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Department of Performing Arts