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Dance PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 6 Dance PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Are you passionate about dance and want to take your expertise to the next level? A PhD in Dance could be the perfect opportunity for you to delve deeper into the world of creative arts and design.

What's it like to study a PhD in Dance?

Studying a PhD in Dance is a unique and exciting journey that allows you to explore the art form in a scholarly and research-based manner. You will have the opportunity to develop your own research project, focusing on areas such as choreography, dance history, dance education, or dance therapy.

During your PhD, you will work closely with experienced supervisors who will guide and support you throughout your research journey. You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources, including dance studios, performance spaces, and libraries, to enhance your research and creative practice.

In addition to your research, you may also have the opportunity to teach undergraduate students, collaborate with other researchers and artists, and present your work at conferences and festivals. This immersive experience will not only deepen your knowledge and skills but also expand your network within the dance community.

Entry requirements for a PhD in Dance

To pursue a PhD in Dance, you will typically need a Master's degree in Dance or a related field. However, some universities may consider applicants with a Bachelor's degree if they have significant professional experience in the field. It is important to check the specific entry requirements of the institution you are interested in.

PhD in Dance funding options

Funding for PhDs in Dance may be available from various sources, including governments, universities and charities, business or industry. See our full guides to PhD funding for more information.

PhD in Dance careers

A PhD in Dance opens up a range of exciting career opportunities. Many graduates go on to become dance researchers, educators, or scholars, working in universities, research institutions, or dance companies. You may also choose to pursue a career as an independent choreographer, using your research and creative practice to develop innovative and thought-provoking dance works.

Furthermore, a PhD in Dance can also lead to opportunities in arts administration, dance therapy, community engagement, or cultural policy. The skills and knowledge gained during your doctoral studies, such as critical thinking, research methodology, and artistic expression, are highly transferable and can be applied to various roles within the creative arts and design sector.

Embark on a journey of artistic exploration and intellectual growth with a PhD in Dance. Expand your horizons, contribute to the field of dance, and unlock a world of exciting career possibilities.

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Funded PhD Studentship in Dance, Communities and Wellbeing

The Centre for Health and Wellbeing across the Life course at Brunel University London is offering a fully funded PhD studentship in partnership with New Adventures dance-theatre company to build a programme theory of wellbeing for New Adventures’ community dance strategy related to the flagship production of Matthew Bourne’s iconic Swan Lake, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2025. Read more

Culture, Media & Creative Industries PhD

Culture, Media & Creative Industries at King's carries out world-leading research across the field of culture, media and the analysis of particular creative industries. Read more

Research degrees in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries

When studying a research degree in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries you'll become a key member of our academic research community - experiencing a supportive, stimulating and challenging research environment which will enable you to pursue your interests and achieve your potential. Read more

Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at UEA

The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia has a long-established international reputation in literary studies. Read more

English PhD Programme

As a PhD student in the School of English, you will be studying and researching in one of the largest and the most successful English departments in the UK. Read more
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