Taught course


University of Edinburgh · School of Literature, Languages and Cultures

Entry requirements

The deadline for applications to this programme is 30th June. Applicants require a good honours degree or equivalent professional experience. Applicants must supply a portfolio of writing for live performance of around 45 minutes playing time: you should make a selection of extracts from your writing rather than sending full scripts. This should be accompanied by a personal statement outlining relevant experience, particular writing interests and why you want to study writing for theatre. Work in other forms (e.g. journalism, fiction or poetry) will not be considered a valid sample.

Months of entry


Course content

Led by a professional playwright, this is a unique programme which focuses on the practical exploration of the theory and craft of writing for performance. It focuses on how a

script is written to be interpreted by the key creative artists in theatre and how that script plays out in real space and time in front of an audience.

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/student-funding/postgraduate

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 131 650 3030