12 months
26208 USD/year
4798 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Critically examine your personal interests in dance and the arts as part of the Master of Dance Studies from University of Auckland.

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Dance research fosters independent examination of creative practice, pedagogy, history, people and society. 

In the Master of Dance Studies from University of Auckland , you will critically examine practices, theories and issues that you find personally and professionally challenging and stimulating.

Along with advanced specialist knowledge of dance you will gain intellectual and life skills that will equip you for employment, global citizenship and community involvement.


Postgraduate study boosts your potential to build a sustainable career in dance, academia and research, contributing to influential projects in dance and the wider arts community.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Academic
  • Arts administrator/manager/director
  • Cultural adviser/educator
  • Professional choreographer
  • Professional dancer

Programme Structure


  • Your self-directed study will be supported by our award-winning staff who are successful practitioners, educators and scholars, with international and local expertise and networks that will support your individual research ambitions.
  • Your supervisor will provoke your thinking, challenging you to consider multiple perspectives of your research topic. Your study culminates in a written thesis and may incorporate a creative practice performance.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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

You must have completed a one-year postgraduate degree in dance studies, performing arts or similar field indicative of advanced study in dance. Your study must have been at a recognised university (or similar institution) and you will need a GPE of 5.0. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26208 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26208 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    4798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4798 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$7,694.40 – $9,282
  • International: NZ$39,584


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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