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Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching)

Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching)

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Distance without attendance | Royal Academy of Dance | 2 years | JAN-23

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Distance without attendance


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Dance Teaching / Training Teaching / Training (General) Flexible Learning Design Dance

Course type


Course Summary

Our Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) programme allows you to further your knowledge and expertise through research in your own practice. We are proud to be one of the first organisations to offer an award at this level specifically designed for practising dance teachers.

The MA is a modular programme delivered via distance learning, normally over two or three years with a compulsory London-based seminar at the start.

As an experienced dance teacher, the programme offers you an opportunity to engage in:

  • continuing professional development through completing a higher degree
  • postgraduate research based on your own professional practice
  • career progression which puts you at the forefront of dance education and practice-based research

The MA is comparable to any other award at Masters Level (MA, MSc, MEd) but focuses specifically on your role as a teacher, allowing you to learn, reflect on your teaching and develop original practices. You will learn from experts within the field and will have access to an international community of practitioner researchers.


For all modules you will have an assigned tutor who will guide you towards your assessment. Learning is flexible in that you study from home during hours which suit your employment schedule and personal commitments. Tutors communicate with students via e-mail, telephone, Skype and online forums. Modules are assessed through a variety of modes, including essays, case studies, portfolios, practical teaching, presentations and small-scale research projects. The final Research Project requires submission of a dissertation.


Successful completion of: 60 credits leads to Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Dance Teaching); 120 credits leads to Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Dance Teaching); 180 credits leads to MA in Education (Dance Teaching).


This provides an introduction to a range of education research models, paradigms and approaches for practice-based research. The module will equip you with an understanding of research design, data collection and ethics. It also provides a platform for all other modules on the programme and a foundation for your final Research Project.

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Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements: A good honours degree in dance or with a significant dance component and at least two years’ dance teaching experience. You should hold a recognised dance teaching qualification and be employed as a dance teacher for the duration of the programme. We welcome applications from professional dance teachers who do not hold traditional academic qualifications but have equivalent experiential learning. An English Language Proficiency test for applicants whose first language is not English. Successful applicants with a PGCE and QTS or international equivalent will be accredited for 60 credits at M Level, and will be required to complete the remaining 120 credits for the Master of Teaching (Dance) award.