PhD Dance Science

'Dance UK's Healthier Dancer Programme works to increase knowledge of dancers' health, fitness and well-being, and to promote longer, healthier dance careers. We welcome Laban's initiative in creating the UK's first MSc in Dance Science.’ Jeanette Siddall, Former Director Dance UK, Director of Dance, Arts Council England

The first Masters degree of its kind in the world, the MSc Dance Science sits within Trinity Laban's dance health department which includes a Dance Science Laboratory, large Pilates studio and a variety of treatment rooms.

The programme explores the scientific issues underlying dance performance, technical training, dancer health and injury prevention, looking at ways to optimise performance, improve training techniques and enhance performer potential. The programme examines the qualitative and quantitative aspects of dance practice, introducing elements from a range of scientific disciplines and applying them to a dance context.

Please note that technical training (practical technique classes) is not provided as part of the specification nor funded within the modular fee structure of the majority of Masters Programmes. Please check on the programme specification in which you are interested if this applies to your choice. However, you may elect to join a course of technical classes on payment of a supplementary fee, (as listed in the current fees leaflet). These classes are NOT provided as an award bearing course of study or training, and you will be joining students from other programmes at Trinity Laban for this.

Programme Content

M502A Research Methods
M568 Performance Enhancement: Physiology, Nutrition, Biomechanics
M567 Performance Psychology: Embodied and Perceptual Learning in Dance
M565 Whole Dancer Study
M505 Project


Please refer to the module specifications for more information**

Please note that technical training (technique classes) is not provided within the fee structure of the programme. However, classes are available on payment of a supplementary fee to cover direct teaching costs - please see further information Technique Training.

Alternatively evening classes offered by the Learning & Participation department are available.

A range of professional classes are also offered at our partner organisation Greenwich Dance, located some 15 minutes walk away.

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