Entry requirements

  • At least a 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject (We will consider a comparable professional or postgraduate qualification).
  • Applicants for this course will be invited to attend an interview.
  • All applicants must submit a portfolio, which can include a mix of written pieces to a maximum of 20 pages.

Months of entry


Course content

What is Screenwriting MA?

Learn the art and craft of writing for the screen, develop your portfolio and get yourself industry ready. This distance learning programme is designed to offer flexible study options, an online screenwriting community and access to industry experienced mentors.
There will be a focus on developing new voices and all storytelling traditions will be embraced.

We’ll help you to develop screenwriting skills that will take you from concept to screenplay and to produce a professional portfolio to take out to the marketplace.

Study style

This is a distance learning programme that will be delivered through online seminars and tutorials and some recorded material. It can be studied full time over one year or part time over two years. Individual supervisions will be flexible to your needs and can be arranged to fit time zones if you’re studying from outside the UK.

you’ll work individually and in development teams but all assessments are individual. Where appropriate, you may be introduced to undergraduate film students, as a potential collaboration opportunity for production of final scripts. As well as feedback from tutors, there will be talks and workshops with a diverse range of script mentors who are working in the film and TV industry.

Information for international students

  • EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other component) or equivalent

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Learn more at the postgraduate fees, loans and finance page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0) 3330 141414