A 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree. However a candidate who demonstrates outstanding writing abilities may be accepted on the basis of an equivalent qualification (e.g. a body of published work or a relevant professional qualification), but such cases are entirely at the discretion of staff and require decanal approval.
If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.
Months of entry
The MLitt in Playwriting and Screenwriting provides a gateway into the professional world of writing for stage, radio or screen.
The MLitt in Playwriting and Screenwriting is a one-year taught programme run by the School of English. In this course, you will develop your skills in writing for radio, theatre and screen with an emphasis on your individual voice and style.
You will graduate with a portfolio of pieces and an understanding of how to approach theatres, secure commissions and work as a playwright
The MLitt will provide you with technically-oriented tuition by leading contemporary playwrights and world-class academics, with an emphasis on best practice in recent and contemporary writing.
Those interested in writing prose or poetry may instead wish to consider taking the Creative Writing MLitt.
- Individual mentors help you to hone your creative practice and to further develop your expressive voice.
- The course emphasises best practice in recent and contemporary writing, and modules are taught by award-winning professional playwrights.
- Small class sizes allow for extremely high levels of individual attention.
- The course is normally delivered in the Byre Theatre Studio, making full use of a professional theatre.
- Students have the opportunity to meet and work with professional theatre directors, actors and writers while studying in St Andrews.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Secretary
- +44 (0)1334 46 2668