Dance Science and Education

University of Edinburgh


Central Campus


If you’re interested in the development of dance education a comprehensive understanding of the science underpinning the art form is a must. This innovative programme – the only one of its kind in Scotland – offers just that, giving you the scientific theory and specialist skills that will inspire you to push the frontiers of dance and dance education.

Through a multidisciplinary blend of theory and practice, you’ll learn to prepare dancers to improve performance, explore the physiological and developmental issues that relate to dance education and training, and develop awareness of changing trends.

You can exit at the end of 9 months with PgDip Dance Science and Education.

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant discipline. 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.

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

Full time

Course Length

1 year


College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


Moray House School of Education

SCQF Level



Career Area

Performing Arts