Dance Politics and Sociology MA

Course Introduction

Summary

In this new programme, you will explore the relationships between dance and society.

You will be encouraged to challenge your thinking about dance within a framework of conceptual, political and social ideas throughout dance history. Engaging in rich discussions with an international dance community, you will examine dance, dancers and dancing through sociological and political lenses. You will be introduced to a range of concerns about dance, dancing and performance: from the body in society, to issues of representation, and relations of power.

You will have the opportunity to collaborate with experts in the field of dance in our supportive teaching community and with students from all over the world. Our holistic teaching approach will help you gain a strong foundation in understanding of the political and sociological implications for how dance functions in society. You will also gain in-depth knowledge of dance and the dancer as a social and political construct. This programme also provides you with an opportunity to reflect upon your experiences and develop creative ideas to gain a critical perspective in practice and theory.

The Department is home to the internationally recognised Centre for Dance Research, which foregrounds the research of dance as cultural and artistic expression in theatre performances and beyond. Through seminars, forums and conferences involving staff and international invited guests, the centre supports a compelling research culture. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Career options

After this course, graduates may become community dance practitioners, produce and curate arts projects and events, lead in education and outreach programs for dance, become teachers or continue studying at MPhil or PhD level.

Start Date

The study period is between 2-3 years..

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,095 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,095 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £14,670 Overseas Fees
3 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts Home Fees
3 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts European Fees
3 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Applicants with a 2:2 or better at undergraduate level will be accepted. Some professional experience is preferred. You should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university.
  • International entry requirements: Applicants with a 2:2 or better at undergraduate level will be accepted. Some professional experience is preferred. You should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university. English Language Qualifications approved as Secure English Language Tests (SELTS) for immigration purposes: IELTS Academic 6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band. TOEFL Internet Based Test: Overall: 89; Reading: 18; Writing: 17; Listening: 17; Speaking: 20. Pearson Test of English: 59 overall with no less than 51 in any band.