The Dance Anthropology programme at the University of Roehampton investigates dance from a non-Eurocentric perspective, placing the practices and values of the dancers into sociocultural and comparative understanding. At the heart of the programme is a focus upon ethnographic perspectives in dance to gain firsthand experience of different cultural approaches to dance practice. You will interpret your findings from the field in light of contemporary debates in dance anthropology.
The course is of particular interest to those who wish to study non-Western, folk, social or ritual dance practices, but the approach can be applied to ballet or Western theatre dance, too. This course provides a way to contextualise dance practice and deepen your understanding of dance and specific practices that helps define our humanity.
Graduates' career options are broadened to include roles such as a community dance practitioner, producer and curator of arts projects, teacher, or to continue into further study as an MPhil or PhD student.
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- Music and Dance
- The Performance of Heritage: Dance in Museums, Galleries and Historic Sites
- Choreographic Practice
- Classicism and Power
- Mediated Choreography
- People Moving, People Dancing
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- International students: you will need to apply for a student visa to study in the UK. Please check the university website for fixed deadlines.
PGDip: 120; PGCert: 60
DisciplinesAnthropology Theatre & Dance View 131 other Masters in Anthropology in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- You should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university. Advice on recognition can be obtained from the Admissions Office.
- Non-graduates with appropriate professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis by Programme Conveners; contact details can be found on the individual programme page. Applicants will be expected to apply and register for the full master's award.
International15352 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15352 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8427 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8427 GBP per year during 12 months.
- £8,427 - full-time EU
Living costs for London
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