Taught course


Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

Entry requirements

You will need:
a minimum 2:1 in Media Production, Drama, Journalism, English, or a related degree
Additional information:
IELTS English language requirement: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in each component)
Pearson PTE Academic 64 (minimum 59 in each component for UKVI purposes)
RPL is accepted on this programme
Candidates that are short listed for the course are offered an interview to discuss the programme
If you have any specific queries, please contact apsadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk

Months of entry


Course content

This MA in Screenwriting from LJMU invites you to explore your creative potential, by giving you the creative space to develop as a writer.
Learn from experienced writers with extensive and current practical industry experience
Hone your craft in the Liverpool Screen School, a highly respected provider in creative writing education and training
Benefit from Liverpool's reputation as an important hub for film, television and independent production
Enjoy the Screen School's significant links with the screenwriting industry locally and nationally
Experience guest lectures and practical workshops from visiting industry professionals
Recruits biennially - next intake is September 2022
Through practice, application of theory and an awareness of the professional world, this course will encourage you to develop an original voice, pursue challenging and innovative methods of storytelling, engage in research and development, and view your work in the context of the marketplace. Sessions include lectures, screenings, practical exercises, workshops, specialist visiting lectures and field trips.
The course emphasises the development of practical screenwriting skills and the production of a portfolio of work, developed to the highest professional standards. You will gain an understanding of professional practice, pitching and marketing screenplays and learn to critically analyse films and screen texts.

Information for international students

There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students. From loans to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you’ll find all of the information you need on our specialist postgraduate funding pages.
Please be aware that the UK’s departure from the EU may affect your tuition fees. Learn more about your fee status and which tuition fees are relevant to you.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090