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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Plymouth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21, 01-JAN-22, 01-APR-22

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Key features

  • The award-winning purpose-built House Theatre provides a state-of-the-art and fully accessible 200-seater auditorium, studio theatre and rehearsal spaces..
  • Learn from highly skilled and internationally renowned practitioners and scholars. Work within the Performance, Experience and Presence (PEP) research group which greatly informs the teaching on this programme.
  • Make use of the close links we have fostered with leading dance companies and professional artists, and gain extra experience that will open up your career prospects. Plymouth has a vibrant and active dance scene, with Plymouth Dance and Dance in Devon supporting the dance ecology in Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall.
  • Benefit from training on the programme which explicitly embeds the skills identified by the Arts & Humanities Research Council, preparing you for MPhil/PhD programmes.
  • Join BA (Hons) Dance students to take dance technique classes; the theatre and performance department also hosts a number of master classes, workshops and performance opportunities that are open to you.
  • Engage with Plymouth’s vibrant theatre and performance scene with The Arts Institute, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Barbican Theatre Plymouth, alongside events and training workshops arranged by the department itself. In the past, our nationally and internationally acclaimed visitors have included Candoco, StopGap, Rambert, Flying Low, Jordi Cortes,
  • Yael Flexer, Rick Nodine, Kirstie Simson, Wendy Houstoun, LailioDaillo, Epic Arts, Russell Maliphant, 2 Faced Dance, Zoielogic and Liz Aggiss.
  • Choose to study full time or part time to fit in with your career plans or other commitments.
  • Be part of a lively interdisciplinary arts and research community where you’ll mix with staff and students from across the arts faculty, creating opportunities for collaborative performance and practice-based research.

Students will grow in confidence as a researcher with the ability to generate new ideas, connections, approaches and critical perspectives. We welcome proposals for research in any area of contemporary dance and dance as a cultural discourse, but we are especially interested in supervising practice-as-research projects that focus on choreographic practice, screendance practice, somatic movement and embodiment practices. Graduate destinations include research and further postgraduate studies (for example PhD), teaching, lecturing, practice-as-research, professional choreography, independent portfolio artist careers, dance criticism and arts administration.

The ResM can be studied either full or part time. We welcome proposals for research in any area of contemporary dance, but we are especially interested in supervising practice-as-research projects that focus on choreographic practice, screen dance practice, and somatic movement and embodiment. The core modules help you to progress your individual project. You also attend individual tutorials with your supervisor alongside regular research seminars. After completing your taught modules, you will continue with independent research, guided by your thesis supervisor. Throughout this time spent working towards your thesis, you will be considered a full member of our research community and completely supported until you successfully complete your degree.

Overseas applicants must submit their application 4.5 months prior to the proposed programme start date. For Home/EU applicants the deadline is 2.5 months prior to the proposed programme start date. There are three possible start dates per year, 1 October, 1 January and 1 April.

Tuition fees

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£ 17,170per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    71st

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    60th out of 102

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    131 69%

    39th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48 48%

    82nd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    73rd

    25

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