Taught course

Writing for Screen & Stage

Regent's University London · Regent's School of Drama, Film and Media

Entry requirements

Our admissions requirement is a minimum of a lower-second-class (2:2) UK honours undergraduate degree, or its international equivalent, in any discipline, from a recognised institution. In addition, we ask you to submit a sample of your creative writing and to undertake an interview.

Samples of creative writing may be any length, ranging from short excerpts to full length screen/stageplays, to finished portfolios of work. These may be sent electronically, or presented as hard copies.

We are looking for evidence of potential that will then be developed throughout the duration of the two-year course. Please note that it is not necessary to have already completed a portfolio of work in order to be eligible for entry to the MA Writing for Screen & Stage.

For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we also require proof of English proficiency. Please refer to our website for further details.

Months of entry


Course content

This part-time, flexible-learning programme will help you develop the writing skills essential for the screen industry and the theatre.

You willl explore the art of storytelling, the Aristotelian origins of drama, narrative structure, character function and creation, the exploitation of arena, decisions on location and key narrative tricks and devices.

You will also learn how to convert ideas into a saleable product, and how to deal with relevant legal and financial issues.

If you choose to specialise in Screen, your study will culminate in the creation of a two-hour feature film screenplay. If you choose to specialise in Theatre, you will write a full-length play/performance text.

Information for international students

We host one of the most diverse student bodies in the United Kingdom, welcoming students from over 140 countries around the world. Each year more than 900 students choose us as their study-abroad destination. Regent's is an independent institution, so all students pay the same tuition fees, regardless of nationality.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Fees 2015
Full course fee: £11,650
Registration fee: £420 (refundable)
Non-EU Advance deposit: £730 (refundable)

Please refer to our website for information on scholarships, bursaries and funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7487 7505
+44 (0)20 7487 7425