Dance Science

University of Chichester

48 months
13600 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Our Dance Science degree can be studied as a three years Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons) Dance Science) or as a four year integrated Masters of Science (MSci Dance Science)*. This exciting programme will develop your skills and passion for dance, along with your knowledge and understanding of human performance sciences.


Through a combination of core and elective modules, you will study the disciplines of Physiology, Psychology, Biomechanics and Somatic Practices, underpinned by scientific research methodologies. Daily studio practice offers you a physical dance experience whilst theoretical underpinnings are explored via group lectures and workshops. Applied research skills are honed via hands-on laboratory sessions.

Throughout the programme you will have opportunities to perform, to participate in and conduct research, to undertake work placements, and to pursue modules which are aligned with professional qualifications. There are also options to connect your research with the resident student dance companies, 3Fall (undergraduate) and mapdance (postgraduate).

As you progress through your three-year BSc or four-year MSci you will be able to choose a specific pathway of study, enabling you to focus your studies in the area of Applied Performance or Health and Wellbeing. 

The Applied Performance pathway offers a focus of knowledge and application to dance training and performance contexts, whereas the Health and Wellbeing pathway offers a focus of knowledge and application on the potential benefits of dance for a wide range of diverse populations. Students on the MSci extend their specialism at Master's level embarking upon a significant research dissertation and pursuing modules that focus on professional and applied techniques within dance science.

Successful completion of the programme will result in the relevant knowledge and skills to meet the ever increasing demand for well-qualified Dance Scientists across a range of professional, training, educational, recreational and community-based dance and exercise settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dance Technique
  • Dance Placement
  • Teaching Dance Technique
  • Dance Placement
  • Teaching Dance and Creative Practice
  • Body Politics
  • Psychology of Injury and Rehabilitation
  • Body Image and Performance
  • Applied Sport Psychology: Delivering Mental Strategies
  • Biomechanical Techniques

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




360 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal Statement – A written piece of about yourself; why you have chosen the course you are applying for, and why you want to come to the University of Chichester
  • Copies of Qualifications to date – Translated into English
  • Proof of English Language Level – If English is not your first language
  • Two academic references
  • For a Music course we will need a DVD of a musical performance for 5 minutes long. We also require an academic essay written in English.
  • For Dance we need a web link of two performances, one of which should be contemporary and at least three minutes long. We also require an academic essay written in English. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13600 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.


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