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BA (Hons)

Screenwriting with Film, Television & Radio

3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught
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. You'll learn a range of scriptwriting disciplines, whilst mirroring industry practices.

You will graduate with a portfolio of work. This portfolio includes a feature length "calling card" script, showcasing your work to agents and producers.

Your screenwriting degree tutors are all professional writers who have written for film, TV, theatre and radio. Your tutors will provide detailed feedback on your work throughout the screenwriting course.

Regarded as one of the top screenwriting courses in the UK, our position within the North West media marketplace is growing. This is through our direct industry links with the BBC, ITV, MediaCityUK and other media organisations across the UK.

Why study with us

  • 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.

Discover cJAM Media, our networking event for students

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.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


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.

Screenwriting course facilities

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.

After graduation, you could choose to continue your studies by pursuing an MA or PhD. Or you could pursue the following careers:

  • Scriptwriter for film, TV, theatre, radio, video games
  • Script reader
  • Script editor
  • Story-liner
  • Script researcher
  • Film critic
  • Journalist
  • Teacher
  • Producer
  • Content / copywriter for social media, websites or printed marketing materials

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

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

Select your country and 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 located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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