University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Dance Science and Education

This programme aims to provide a foundation in science that is directly relevant to the process and practices involved in dance education and enhancing dance performance; critical to the development of all aspects of dance today is that there are professionals within dance education and science that are appropriately resourced, challenged and inspired to take on their own frontiers and develop new ones. The programme combines theoretical and practical work to promote learning and understanding of the key concepts required to be an effective dance scientist, from understanding and evaluating current research and thinking in dance science and education to successfully delivering training interventions as a 'practitioner' in a dance education and performance environment.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2.1 Honours degree or its international equivalent in a relevant discipline; alternatively, applicants may be considered on the basis of employment or relevant educational experience; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.

Course modules

Compulsory courses: dance pedagogy 1; dance pedagogy 2; preventive dance medicine; research methods. Students choose 2 option courses from a range that may include: nutritional factors and ergogenic aids; paediatric factors in sport; peak performance; physio-mechanical aspects of resistance training; conditioning physiology; evaluation in context ; marketing and strategic planning in sport management.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,400 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,000 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edinburgh College of Art Edinburgh EH3 9DF Scotland

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