University of Edinburgh

MSc Dance Science & Education


Old College

South Bridge

Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9YL

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc Dance Science & Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

If you are interested in the development of dance education, a comprehensive understanding of the science underpinning the art form is a must. This innovative programme – the only one of its kind in Scotland – offers just that, giving you the scientific theory and specialist skills that will inspire you to push the frontiers of dance and dance education.

As you study the science relevant to dance performance and education, you will have access to resources at our Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences, the UK’s leading provider of physical education training. Through a multi-disciplinary blend of theory and practice, you will learn to prepare dancers to improve performance, explore the physiological and developmental issues that relate to dance education and training, and develop awareness of changing trends.


Whether you are a recent graduate or a mid-career professional, this programme will prepare you for further research, which can be channelled into an academic career or used to advance your performing or educational career. The transferable skills you gain, such as communication and project management, will also be valuable in enhancing any career options.


  • Our reputation for excellence - We’re ranked 1st in Scotland and in the UK’s top 10 universities for sport and exercise research (REF 2014) so you can be confident that the teaching and support you‘ll receive will be from leading academics who have shaped, and are shaping, the theory and practice of sport and exercise in the UK and beyond.
  • Our diverse and welcoming community - Take a postgraduate programme in sport at the University of Edinburgh and join a world-leading university where you’ll be part of a vibrant and stimulating postgraduate community located in the heart of one of Europe’s finest cities.
  • Some of the best facilities in the UK - You’ll also have access to some of the best sports facilities in the UK.Our Centre for Sport and Exercise has been used by some of the world’s greatest athletes including Edinburgh graduates and Olympians Sir Chris Hoy MBE and Katherine Grainger CBE.


The University of Edinburgh

International Student Requirements:

If you are a non-EU/EEA/Swiss national, and you will come to the UK to study for more than six months, you will need to apply for a Tier 4 visa. You will also need to apply for a Tier 4 visa if you wish to do a work placement as part of your studies, or look for a part time job.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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