Dance Science and Education with TQs

University of Edinburgh


Central Campus


The MSc Dance Science and Education with TQs is a teaching pathway to registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). This is currently the only route to GTCS registration as a teacher for dance specialists qualified to teach learners aged 3-18 years in schools.

Graduates of this degree pathway are recommended to the GTCS for provisional registration. Upon completion of the required probationary period of teaching, you may register with the GTCS as a teacher with a subject specialism in dance.

Many dance teachers work in school and community contexts, however, it is a legal requirement for any teacher in the Scottish state school system to be registered with the GTCS. Being registered not only allows you to teach but it also provides assurances to employers, parents and children that you meet a national standard of teaching.

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant discipline. Higher English and National 5 Maths is required. With your application you will be required to submit a digital portfolio evidencing your professional dance related practice.

Your application may also be considered if you have relevant employment or experience; please contact us to check before you apply.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

24 months


College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


Education and Sport (Moray House School of Education)

SCQF Level



Career Area

Performing Arts