Dance research

Research in Dance at the University is at a very exciting stage in its development as the interests of our dance researchers extends. These interests include dance performance through site-specific work to interactive installations;  film to post colonial theory, and dance history through to cultural studies and philosophy.

Our Dance Department has gained an international reputation in PhD studies through Practice as Research, and actively encourage applicants in this area of research practice.

The results of REF 2014  show the strength of our research culture:

  • 24% of the entry was classed as ‘world leading’
  • 50% of the ‘Impact’ component was classed as ‘world leading’
  • 20.9% of the ‘Outputs’ component of the entry was classed as ‘world leading’

Our focus on expanding our distinctive emphasis on Practice as Research, and on developing research in interdisciplinary work and new technologies was praised by the assessors.