Taught course


University of Central Lancashire · School of Journalism, Media and Performance

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Entry requirements

The normal entry requirements are a good first degree (2:2 or above).

Candidates without the above qualifications, or qualifications in other subject areas, will be considered provided that there is firm evidence of experience and commitment to at least one of the main areas of practical study (film/video making, Film and TV Screenwriting, digital imaging work etc). demonstrable proof of writing skill, ability, or potential. E.g. sample scripts.

At interview a portfolio of previous work in a relevant area will be requested. Applications from mature candidates will be welcome.

Months of entry


Course content

Utilising the expertise of our expanded Scriptwriting team the course builds on the skill base and reputation of our established undergraduate course and boasts improved facilities as a result of the move to our £15 Million Media Factory development with state-of-the-art facilities.

The course offers an in-depth knowledge of writing for radio, television, film and stage with emphasis on current industry practice and employability, equipping students with the most appropriate practice skills. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the writing of a full length feature film that is actually produced. Students will also be contenders for the new Matt Greenhalgh Award. The course is ideally located with access to local radio and the North West’s vibrant live grassroots theatre and new BBC production base.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1772 892400