Taught course


Edinburgh Napier University · School of Creative Industries

Entry requirements

You'll normally require an honours degree in an appropriate discipline for entry into this course - for example, a degree in creative writing, journalism, filmmaking or drama. However, we recognise that you may be suitable and able to study this course even though you do not meet the formal requirement. In that case, we'll consider qualifications or experience that demonstrates your appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities through our Recognition of Prior Learning procedure.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course is studied full-time over one year. You will learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars, demonstrations, screenings and through independent study.

This award has optional exit points at Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma levels.

Below you'll find an indication of the subjects you will most likely study on this course.

Trimester 1

  • Writing for the Screen: Writing and Screen Project Development, Script Workshop 1, The Business of Screen Project Development

Trimester 2

  • Developing Interactive Media, Script to Screen, Script Workshop 2

Trimester 3

  • Major Project

Information for international students

For applicants whose first language is not English, the following is generally required: minimum IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 550/213 Please see our website for up-to-date information.

Fees and funding

Please see our website for up-to-date fee & funding information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months
distance learning
9-18 months


full time
6 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Information Office
+44 (0) 8452 60 60 40