UniversityUniversity of Auckland
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Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Feb 2023
University of Auckland
Grow your understanding of how and why research in Dance Studies is personally important and leads to exciting careers and discoveries.
Following on from a Bachelor of Dance Studies, the BDanceSt(Hons) combines taught coursework and independent study, culminating in the completion of a final dissertation.
You will develop your research awareness and skills by applying theory and practice within individual and group research projects. Your thinking and action will be honed for deeper and richer research that may take you into an academic career. You will benefit from participating in a range of international and local networking opportunities within diverse dance communities.
Combined with self-directed study, you will continue to investigate dance education, cultural diversity, wellness and dance and choreographic practice with world-leading academic supervisors. You’ll explore issues, philosophies and practices in dance in depth, and be introduced to the diverse methods and ethics of academic research. Your personal research direction will be guided and supported as you review relevant literature and produce your 10,000–12,000 word dissertation.
Core courses: 90 points
Elective courses: 30 points
Where could this programme take you?
On top of the career pathways available following your undergraduate degree, postgraduate study boosts your potential to build a career in academia and research, contributing to influential projects in dance and the wider arts community.
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Further study options
Taught 120 points
You need to have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in a similar discipline to your intended subject. You will require a GPE of 5.0.
IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands below 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.