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BA (Hons)

Screenwriting with Film, Television & Radio (with Foundation Year)

4 years
September 2024

The multi-million pound screenwriting industry is the foundation of film and television production. On our Screenwriting with Foundation Year course you'll meet professional writers, network at BAFTA events and attend film festivals.

Why study with us

  • 1st
    in the North West for career prospects
    Guardian University Guide (Film Production and Photography)
  • 1st
    in the North West for overall score
    Guardian University Guide (Film Production and Photography)
  • 2nd
    in the North West for graduate prospects (outcomes)
    Complete University Guide (Communication & Media Studies)
  • 2nd
    in the UK for student satisfaction
    Complete University Guide (Creative Writing)
  • Develop the crafts of film and TV screenwriting and writing for radio to a professional level - and with considerable freedom.
  • Access state-of-the-art facilities in our Media Factory where you can practice various scriptwriting disciplines.
  • Guest speakers from the industry and alumni share experiences of working for ITV London and Pinewood studios, or writing for Holby City and Hollyoaks.
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What you’ll do

  • Work experience includes film festivals, writing scripts for student filmmakers and working for professional television companies as writers.
  • Pitch your work at our cJAM careers event with industry professionals. The event closes with work placements awarded to successful students.
  • Be part of the University’s Great Northern Creative Festival – a four-day media showcase bringing together some of the biggest creative talents in the North and across the UK.


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

Screenwriting graduates become writers for television soaps, serials, dramas, radio plays, and the stage. Also, film scriptwriters, producers, script readers and editors, directors, researchers, publicists or presenters.

Fees and funding

First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Arts and Media

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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