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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9.55k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 12.5k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    UK or any other EU country - 15 January ; International - 30 June

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    Dance at UCS is at the forefront of dance practice, with exciting new facilities which support students cultural, social, artistic and academic development. Studying Dance at UCS encompasses a wide range of professional dance practices that integrate dance as performance, dance as making and dance as participation.

    On this dynamic course, students study performance, choreography, dance history and criticism, dance science, dance education and applied dance practice. Students work with a highly qualified course team who are experienced practitioners, artists, researchers, companies and organisations throughout all three years of the course. Students also benefit from working with guest artists throughout their studies.

    Our two, newly-equipped and purpose-built studios have a fully functioning performance space, with lighting, sound and projection facilities. Opportunities to perform, make and see work are numerous both within UCS and the surrounding area. Students also have an opportunity to participate in classes at DanceEasts new home, the Jerwood DanceHouse, which is a five minute walk away on the Ipswich Waterfront.

    We work closely with DanceEast and other national partners to foster opportunities for students to apply their skills within the working context.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline UK or any other EU country - 15 January ; International - 30 June Tuition fee
    • EUR 9550 Year (EEA)
    • EUR 12530 Year (Non-EEA)

    UK/EU Fees Students starting at UCS from September 2012 will be charged £8000 for a full-time Bachelors degree or £7500 for a full-time Foundation degree. Tuition fees for full-time International Study: Classroom-based 10,500 GBP (£) Laboratory-based 12,600 GBP (£)

    Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
    Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

    Course Content

    Content and Modules

    The course runs for 5 days a week over two semesters, developing across the three years through a series of progressive modules. Lectures are designed to practically engage students in learning with most modules being taught in the studios at Campus North.

    Level 4 modules are designed to lay a foundation through the development of subject specific skills as well as the necessary academic skills required to meet the demands of university study.

    Level 5 modules further develop the students critical, analytical and reflective understanding and their ability to apply different principles, theories, techniques and approaches to their work.

    Level 6 modules challenge the students understanding of practical and theoretical ideas through the application of their knowledge and experience to a range of more complex professional contexts.

    Just five reasons to study Dance at UCS:

    • Technique classes for all students are available each day of the week
    • Supplemental dance fitness and Pilates training each week, plus access to classes at DanceEast
    • Choreographic and compositional exploration in a supportive, refreshing and challenging environment, drawing on the inspiring location of Ipswich and surrounding beauty of the Suffolk countryside and coast
    • A focus on creating employable, creative and adaptable dance professionals, capable of undertaking and initiating a range of roles in the dance and arts sector upon graduation, with volunteering opportunities on your doorstep at DanceEast
    • A chance to be a member of Forefront Dance, a company for all dance students to work with international choreographers and dance professionals such as Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company and Rachel Cherry

    Student testimonials

    The course gives us the opportunity to experience working with a range of people of different ages, abilities and cultures, providing a greater knowledge than a normal dance degree and allowing us to find our own specific area of interest. (Oliver Tibble, Level 6)

    I feel that this course, which focuses on contemporary dance techniques, creative work and a balance of theory and practice, in really well equipped facilities, will provide me with the platform I need to fulfil my ambitions. (Kirsty Lock, Level 4)

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 75(Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

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    English language requirements

    All students need to be able to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English. Students whose first language is not English will need to take a recognised English Language test in advance of commencing a course at UCS and before the Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) letter is issued for visa purposes.
    UCS accepts a range of English qualifications, with the following standards required:

    IELTS (academic version): 6.0 for all degrees, apart from Diagnostic Radiography,Radiotherapy and Oncology, ODP and all Pre-Registration Nursing and Midwifery courses that require 7.0. Postgraduate courses generally require between 6.5 and 7.0.
    TOEFL: 550 on paper-based test; 213 on computer-based test; or 79-80 on the internet-based test for all degrees
    Pearson Test of English Academic - Minimum score of 50 is required
    Cambridge Proficiency Certificate: Grade C; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: Grade B
    GCE O-level or GCSE English Language/Use of English: Grade C
    Test in English for Educational Purposes (TEEP) International Baccalaureate English Grade B (standard level).
    Hong Kong Certificate of English Education

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University Campus Suffolk.


    National Scholarship Programme

    As part of the new student finance system, students with households incomes under £25,000 per year will benefit from a new National Scholarship Programme. This new scheme is targeted towards students who most need financial help.
    The National Scholarship is funded jointly by the Government and Universities. UCS has been awarded a number of National Scholarships which students can apply for Suffolk Access Champion Scheme
    The Suffolk Access Champion Scheme will be open to eligible students currently studying at a Suffolk State Sixth form, College or Academy, and applying to study at UCS on a full-time undergraduate degree programme in 2012-13.
    The Suffolk Access Champion will work over two years mentoring Year 10 and 11 students to encourage progression on to higher education.

    Scholarships for international students

    UCS offers a generous scholarship scheme for all undergraduate students paying international fees.
    All international students that are offered and have firmly accepted a place on a full-time undergraduate Foundation or Honours degree course at UCS by the 30 September for the year of entry, will be eligible for a scholarship of £1,000 per year for the duration of their course. This scholarship will be awarded each year once annual fees have been paid in full.
    Please note that any international students accepted on a course that requires a practice placement with a Primary Care Trust, for example Nursing, Midwifery or Radiography, will incur an additional £3000 fee per each year of study (this excludes all British Islands students except the Falkland Islands).

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