Taught course


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

Entry requirements

  • 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)
  • RPL is accepted on this programme
  • Candidates that are short listed for the course are offered an interview to discuss the programme

Months of entry


Course content

  • Develop your own original voice to create challenging and innovative TV and feature film ideas
  • Learn key industry-skills within a professional writers’ room environment
  • Produce a substantial screenwriting portfolio to industry standard
  • Be taught by highly experienced professionals who have collaborated with such scriptwriters as Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) and Peter Morgan (The Crown) amongst others.
  • Benefit from Liverpool’s reputation as a world-leading hub for TV and film production.
  • Experience masterclasses from top visiting industry professionals
  • Forge links with award-winning production companies
  • Recruits biennially - next intake is September 2024

With the focus on current professional practice within the TV & Film industry, as well as learning scriptwriting theory, 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 masterclasses.

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

Further information is also available from our international web pages.

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