Masters Research Dance recognizes the importance of giving value to practical knowledge and supporting dance scholars to engage with practical and theoretical understanding to generate new ideas, connections, approaches and critical thinking.
Students pursue an individual research inquiry and work closely with their assigned supervisor throughout their period of study. The programme embeds a developmental structure of research skills and negotiated tasks to support the development of the student’s master thesis/project. Proposals are particularly welcome (but not exclusively) in areas such as dance history, community dance practice, choreography, improvisation , screen dance, integrated dance, dance and new technologies, the body and movement in culture, somatic and non-stylised movement practices and the body as a political site.
The programme includes:
• the theoretical and conceptual location of a specific project within the inter-disciplinary field of dance and performance studies
• a theoretical and conceptual grounding in approaches to postgraduate research in the arts and humanities in general
• practical training in appropriate research skills (eg in the definition of a project and appropriate methodologies; the identification and analysis of textual, visual and oral sources; the application of new technologies; the location of research material in relevant libraries and archives; ways of designing a project methodology, etc)
• You can expect to receive a grounding in the current debates about, approaches to, and theories, skills and methodologies for dance research. Your thesis may be assessed entirely through written work, or through written work and a substantial practical project that addresses particular research questions.
International Student Requirements:
IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent required for overseas students.