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1 Year
September 2023
Campus Taught

Want to become a professional scriptwriter? Our MA Scriptwriting will develop your skills in writing for TV, Film, Theatre, Audio Drama, and Video Games.

Why study with us

  • You'll attend film festivals, theatre productions, and video games expos. Gain access to networking events and masterclasses from renowned industry professionals.
  • Experience real world industry practices. This includes pitching, the role of the Script Editor, Script Reader, Storyliner, and how to operate in a professional Writers Room.
  • You'll enjoy our industry links with the BBC, ITV, MediaCityUK and other media organisations across the UK.

What you'll do

  • You’ll have the chance to compete for the Matt Greenhalgh Award for Best Script. The winning script gets a professional script report from Raindance and free entry to their annual script competition.
  • You’ll attend guest lectures and workshops involving high profile industry professionals. This includes scriptwriters, script editors, producers, and agents.
  • Graduate with a portfolio of work across a wide variety of genres. You'll get a feature length "calling card" script, that can showcase your writing talent to agents and producers.

Module overview

Course delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Future careers

By developing your scriptwriting skills to a professional level, you’ll be ready to pursue an exciting career within the media industry across a variety of roles, including scriptwriter, script editor, story liner, script reader, producer, director and researcher. Our industry links will give you direct access to industry professionals and job opportunities.

Fees and funding

Full-time£7800 per year
Part-time£867 per 20 credits
Full-time£14500 per year
Full-time£8,400 per year
Part-time£933 per 20 credits
Full-time£15,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Arts and Media located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

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