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Choreography and Performance (MRes)

Choreography and Performance (MRes)

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Full time | University of Roehampton | 1 year | SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Choreography Performing Arts (General)

Course type


Course Summary


This programme is designed for experienced professional choreographers, dancers, performance makers and interdisciplinary artists who wish to deepen their choreographic or performance practice through studio-based enquiry and research.

This programme has a flexible and supportive approach which makes it possible for you to strengthen your professional practices while working towards a higher degree.

Practice as research is a growing area for experienced dance artists, choreographers and performers who want to deepen their practice and strengthen their profile. Run by leading artist-scholars, the course supports enquiry through studio practice and research informed by contemporary theoretical concerns.

You will be supported in the development and presentation of a comprehensive choreographic and/or performance portfolio, which allows you to practice, think, reflect, articulate, and present your ideas and independent research.

You will also gain a range of reflective and critical skills including writing and documentation strategies, advanced dramaturgy, and the capacity to understand your work and interests in broader political, cultural, and artistic frameworks.

The school is home to the internationally recognised Centre for Dance Research, which foregrounds the research of dance as cultural and artistic expression as theatre performance and beyond. Through seminars, forums and conferences involving staff and international guests, the Centre supports a compelling research culture.

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.

Career Options

This course offers professional development for independent artists and choreographers. Some graduates follow careers in research or teaching or go onto further academic study such as a practice-led PhD.


This module sits at the heart of the Roehampton Postgraduate Dance provision. It is designed to investigate ideas and principles that underpin research practices, and to give students the opportunity to apply and test these principles through their own research and/or practice. The students will explore processes of knowledge generation in dance, and will develop an awareness of how methodological approaches enable independent and diverse research practices. The module aims to inform and empower students by investigating the foundations of existing dance research methodologies, disciplines and approaches - dance analysis, ethnography, philosophy, history, postcolonial studies, choreography and practice as research - and to inspire students to conceptualise, research and carry out independent projects related to their fields of study.

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Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements: Evidence of essay-writing ability may be required. General entry requirements: You should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university. Advice on recognition can be obtained from the Admissions Office. Non-graduates with appropriate professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis by Programme Conveners. Those with a third-class honour’s degree are encouraged to complete an application as we will consider an applicant's wider circumstances in making a decision on an application.

University information

Located in South-West London, the University of Roehampton has a 54-acre parkland campus with state-of-the-art facilities, located within 30 minutes of central London. The university has a long history dating back over 180 years. Through its oldest College, Whitelands, it has provided higher education to women for longer than any university in the country. Today, it has a thriving range of postgraduate programmes and an excellent research...more

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