Entry requirements

As well as an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a related subject, you should be able to demonstrate a commitment to creative writing and a level of practical experience. If you are not a graduate, or your degree is in an unrelated field, you may be subject to a qualifying examination; we may ask any applicant to take this. You need a level of practical experience in a relevant area.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme focuses on the creative, analytical and professional aspects of script writing, in the context of the contemporary film, television and radio industries.

The MA Script Writing is accredited by Skillset (further to the Department's accreditation as a Skillset Media Academy) and currently receives funding to support some student bursaries (for more information visit the Skillset website).

The programme is aimed at those who already have some writing experience, but who want to develop professional skills and expertise as screen or radio script writers. It is geared towards developing each student's own writing and distinctive voice, to enable you to pitch for employment and production funding in a highly competitive industry. You complete the programme with a feature film or equivalent television or radio script. You also gain knowledge of the film, television or radio industries and some of the contacts necessary to market your projects.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, you normally need a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS or equivalent.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment25
Creative work75

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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