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  • Qualification

    MFA - Master of Fine Art

  • Location

    Faculty of Dance

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary


The MFA Dance Science is a 2-year research-focused postgraduate programme, which broadens the possibilities within dance science research and study. The first year shares module content with students on the MSc Dance Science programme. An extended independent project forms the second year, as the defining feature of the MFA Dance Science.

Key Features

  • This is the world’s first and only MFA Dance Science programme.
  • On this programme you will examine both the art form of dance and the science behind it.
  • The second year offers an opportunity for students to direct their postgraduate dance science experience through an extended research enquiry.
  • The uniqueness of the programme, being situated within a dance and music conservatoire, brings with it the opportunity to be part of the wider Trinity Laban artistic and scholarly community.
  • Our team is internationally known in the field and work with professional companies and organisations around the world. Trinity Laban is a founding partner of the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science (NIDMS) and a supporter of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS).

Course Details

The MFA Dance Science is a research-focused programme which explores aspects of dance practice and performance through a range of scientific disciplines and in a variety of dance contexts. The programme investigates ways of enhancing dance practice, optimising dancer performance, reducing injury occurrence, and examining the impact of dance on other populations.

From both a theoretical and applied perspective, the programme engages with qualitative and quantitative modes of research and practice, integrating interdisciplinary elements of dance science such as physiology, biomechanics, psychology and embodied practices (e.g. somatics). Scientific research methods and modes of statistical analyses are central to the taught programme in the first year.

How will I be assessed?

The range of summative assessments are designed to reflect the knowledge and skills required of graduates entering the dance science sector and centre on a critical examination of dance science theory and research as applied to dance practice.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,110per year

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University information

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

  • Campus address

    Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 9JF, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 102 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    134 70%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61 61%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%



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