The Dance Philosophy and History programme at the University of Roehampton offers an in-depth, critical exploration of concepts, assumptions and theories underlying dance practice. You will gain an understanding of dance in the context of philosophy and history. You will learn to debate issues of concern within dance and movement analysis with critical insight.
You will also develop your critical thinking on dance practices and issues from philosophical and historical perspectives. The programme incorporates Anglo-American Analytic as well as Continental schools of Philosophy; and Realist-Empiricist as well as Poststructuralist approaches to History.
The Department is home to the internationally-recognised Centre for Dance Research, which foregrounds the research of dance as cultural and artistic expression as theatre performance and beyond. Through seminars, forums and conferences involving staff and international invited guests, the Centre supports a compelling research culture.
Graduates’ career options include roles such as community dance practitioner, producer and curator of arts projects, teacher, or continue into further study as an MPhil or PhD student.
- 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
DisciplinesHistory Philosophy & Ethics Theatre & Dance View 193 other Masters in Theatre & Dance in United Kingdom
- 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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