University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Dance Science and Education

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: - Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences - Human Performance Science group 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. The programme is offered as: - Master of Science, which can be completed over 12 months (full time) or 24-72 months (part time) - Master of Science with TQs, which can be completed over 15 months (full time) or 24 months (part time) - Postgraduate Diploma, which can be completed over 9 months (full time) or 12-48 months (part time) Dance Science & Education with Teaching Qualification (TQs) pathway Many dance teachers work in school and community contexts, however, it is a legal requirement for any teacher in the Scottish state school system to be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). Being registered not only allows you to teach but it also provides assurances to employers, parents and children that you meet a national standard of teaching. The MSc Dance Science and Education with TQs is a teaching pathway to registration with the GTCS. On successful completion of this degree you are recommended by the University to the GTCS for provisional registration. Upon completion of the required probationary period of teaching graduates from this degree will further register with the GTCS as a teacher with a subject specialism in dance. This is currently the only route to GTCS registration as a teacher for dance specialists qualified to teach learners aged 3-18 years in schools. The pathway is offered as a Master of Science and can be completed over 15 months (full time) or 24 months (part time). It is not available as a postgraduate diploma.

Entry requirements

MSc: Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Course modules

See our website for detailed programme information.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2019 10,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 5,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 5,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 5,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 5,050 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 5,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 6 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 - 4 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 - 9 Months

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions (Education)
Telephone number: 
01316504086