Taught course

Writing for Performance and Publication

University of Leeds · School of Performance and Cultural Industries

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree in a relevant discipline, or relevant professional experience and equivalent qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

The course is designed for students who hope to become writers, or who wish to develop their writing skills. Emphasis is on scriptwriting for theatre, film, television/radio, and there is opportunity to work in other significant genres, including prose fiction. Specialist routes are available in theatre writing or screenwriting. You will be encouraged to reflect and analyse as well as create new work.
Core modules provide grounding in research techniques and methods, and story structure.
Students also select two optional modules from a list including:
• writing for theatre and radio
• writing for film and television
• individually focused imaginative writing
• involvement in a collaborative project.
You will go on to complete a major project of your own choosing – either an extended dramatic script, or imaginative writing in another genre, or a 12,000-word research thesis.
You will get plenty of opportunity to interact with students on our other MA programmes, and mount practical production work in state-of-the-art facilities.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

University scholarships available to UK/EU and International Students. Please visit http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)113 343 8714