12 months
31960 USD/year
6311 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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
  • Researcher
  • Secondary school specialist dance teacher

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

120 or 180


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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. 
  • You must submit a research proposal and an interview and/or written statement may also be requested. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31960 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6311 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6311 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$8,797.20 – $9,565.20
  • International: NZ$44,526

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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