BA (Hons)

Screenwriting with Film, Television & Radio

3 years
September 2024
Foundation entry

Screenwriting is a multi-million-pound industry and is the foundation of all film, TV, theatre, and radio production. This screenwriting bachelor degree will help prepare you for a career as a professional scriptwriter.

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 UK for student satisfaction
    Complete University Guide (Creative Writing)
  • 2nd
    in the North West for graduate prospects (outcomes)
    Complete University Guide (Communication & Media Studies)
  • You will experience real world industry practices, including a Writers' Room.
  • Learn skills across a variety of disciplines. This includes film, TV, theatre, radio and video games, increasing your employment opportunities.
  • Benefit from the University’s industry links with the BBC, ITV, MediaCityUK and other media organisations across the UK.
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Creativity Matters.

A day in the life of Film & TV student

What you'll do

  • Get the chance to win placements with screenwriting industry professionals at our cJAM media event.
  • Attend guest lectures and workshops involving high profile scriptwriters, directors, producers and agents.
  • Access a variety of screenwriting industry networking events. Past events have included Aesthetica Short Film Festival and BAFTA Masterclasses.


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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The course has helped me develop my writing in classes in which I had the opportunity to learn from tutors with years of success in the industry.
Luke Connelly
BA (Hons) Screenwriting with Film, Television and Radio
United Kingdom

Future careers in Screenwriting

Wondering how to become a screenwriter? Our screenwriting degree programs will help you develop your scriptwriting skills to a professional level. With these skills, you'll have the opportunity to pursue a career within the media industry.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
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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