Whether you’re a playwright, fine artist or producer, you’ll develop your screenwriting skills with hands-on work and personal tuition

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Key Facts



MA (Hons) Screenwriting


Degree Duration

1 year :

Full time


Start Dates

September 2023

Degree Overview

Our MA Screenwriting will help you to develop personal voice in your writing, create distinctive and high-quality work, and to take that work from concept to industry-ready screenplay. Our unique approach combines technical practice with academic theory. The programme is flexible in its format and divided into three blocks; voice, writing and pitching, allowing you to focus on the areas that interest you the most. Our aim is to bring the most out of the individual talent of each writer.

You’ll be encouraged to develop your own writer’s voice – that deep-seated, often hidden message that urges you not just to write, but to write about the things that move you. Writing from an emotional, often psychological space offers freedom to the writer and greater engagement from an audience.

You’ll learn how to develop this voice and learn how the screenwriter is an ethnographer, paying close attention to descriptions of peoples and cultures, considering their customs, habits and mutual differences. You will also learn how to make your screenwriting stand out, using non-traditional, decolonised, less Western-focused forms, applicable from the gallery space to the theatre.

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You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources

Why Study this Degree

Graduates from this programme will be well equipped to work in independent film as well as the wider film and TV industries

You can study flexibly with the option to take stand-alone qualifications (PGCert/PGDip) or complete the full MSc