• mres Choreography

Why study at Roehampton

  • Sustained professional artistic work supervised by artist-scholars who are working to challenge and support your choreographic and performance practices. 
  • There is a flexible timetable that helps experienced professional artists to choose the pathway that best fits their interests, experience and situation. 
  • We offer a wide range of modules that foster diverse artistic practices. 

Deepen your choreographic or performance practice through studio-based enquiry and research informed by contemporary theoretical concerns.

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 also retain the flexibility to continue your professional practice.

We encourage you to contact the programme leader – Martin Hargreaves – to discuss our MRes Choreography and Performance programme. He will be able to respond to your questions and start an informal conversation to help you consider and prepare your application.The MRes applicants typically are experienced artists who are interested to explore and understand practice as a form of research.

More details

Example modules

  • Ways of Knowing – a module shared with students of all dance postgraduate taught programmes, introducing you to epistemologies and research methods, including ethnography, analysis, practice-as-research
  • Portfolio – a student-led practice-as-research project that allows you to practice, think, reflect, articulate and present your ideas and independent research

Career options

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




Number of credits


Specific entry requirements »

Postgraduate entry requirements »


Dance »


1 year (full-time); 2 years (part-time).

Tuition fees

£7,200 (2016; full-time UK/EU)
£400 per ten credits (2016; part-time UK/EU)

£13,000 (2016; full-time International)
£725 per ten credits (2016; part-time International)

For further fee information see our UK/EU or International finance pages

Programme outline

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Related courses

MFA Choreography »

MA PGDip PGCert Dance Studies »

Further information

Martin Hargreaves

Contact our enquiries team »
+44 (0)20 8392 3232

Postgraduate open evening

Wednesday 18 May 2016

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