Dance Politics and Sociology

Challenge your thinking about dance within a framework of conceptual, political and social ideas throughout dance history.

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() Dance Politics and Sociology

Degree Duration

1 year :

Full Time


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Degree Overview

In this new programme, you will explore the relationships between dance and society.

Engaging in rich discussions with an international dance community, you will examine dance, dancers and dancing through sociological and political lenses. You will be introduced to a range of concerns about dance, dancing and performance: from the body in society, to issues of representation, and relations of power.

You will have the opportunity to collaborate with experts in the field of dance in our supportive teaching community and with students from all over the world. Our holistic teaching approach will help you gain a strong foundation in understanding of the political and sociological implications for how dance functions in society. You will also gain in-depth knowledge of dance and the dancer as a social and political construct. This programme also provides you with an opportunity to reflect upon your experiences and develop creative ideas to gain a critical perspective in practice and theory.

In this programme, you will take a compulsory research methods module, the programme core module of Politics, Sociology and Dance, and your Dissertation module, which allows you to delve deeply into a research project that reflects your interests and experience in dance. Flexibility is built into the programme, so you can also choose optional modules which align with your interests.

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You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

After this course, graduates may become community dance practitioners, produce and curate arts projects and events, lead in education and outreach programs for dance, become teachers or continue studying at MPhil or PhD level.

You can study flexibly with the option to take stand-alone qualification (PGCert / PGDip) or complete the full MA

We also have excellent links with dance companies and creative organisations. In easy reach of London's vibrant dance scene, the campus has superb studios and a state-of-the-art theatre for dance students.