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Dance MRes/ResM

Course Description

MRes Dance welcomes proposals in areas such as dance history, dance and gender, the body and
movement in culture, choreographic practice, dance and new digital media, somatic and
non-stylised movement practices, dance pedagogy, dance in the community, and the body in space
and environment. The thesis may be assessed entirely through written submission or via practice
plus contextual commentary.


The programme includes: the theoretical and conceptual location of a specific project within the interdisciplinary field of dance and performance Studies; a theoretical and conceptual grounding in approaches to postgraduate research in the arts and humanities in general; practical training in appropriate research skills (e.g. in the definition of a project and appropriate methodologies; the identification and analysis of textual, visual and oral sources; the application of new technologies; the location of research material in relevant libraries and archives; ways of designing a project methodology etc.)


Researching dance; research in the arts and humanities; Master's thesis (practice-led or text-only).

Visit the Dance MRes/ResM page on the Plymouth University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject (theatre and performance; dance; choreography; community dance; dance science); IELTS at 6.5 or above.

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