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What will I learn?


Behind every great film, series or show are great writers. This hands-on master's degree gives you the opportunity to make your voice heard in stage, screen and audio. You'll gain the tools and confidence to work in a diversity of sectors and with growing job prospects in theatre, screen and audio, there’s no better time to get into the industry.

Why study MA Scriptwriting at Middlesex University?

This course is aimed at potential and current practitioners who want to develop their writing skills, or equally those from a writing background looking to specialise.

You'll be supported in developing your writing voice and be guided on story structure and our placement opportunities working with writers will give you real life experience.

With London on your doorstep, you'll have support to work with numerous theatres, film and TV production companies, BBC4 and regional radio stations and speakers giving workshops.

Course content

What will you study on MA Scriptwriting?

Across this master's five modules, you'll cover everything from storytelling for stage, screen and audio and the fundamentals of character and narrative, to tropes of genre in each of the forms. The course is designed to include innovative practices such as immersive theatre, multi-media writing and experiential writing.


How can the MA Scriptwriting support your career?

This MA prepares you to go on to a wide array of careers in radio, web, TV and film in a range of roles such as:

  • Reader for commissioning editors of drama/comedy
  • Dramaturgy for theatre
  • Literary agent.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,500.00 (US$ 19,957) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected October 2021


Middlesex University

Hendon Campus,

The Burroughs,


NW4 4BT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have Bachelors degree from an accredited university or college with a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher.

For international students

Students usually require an upper second-class undergraduate honours degree (2:1) or above in a relevant subject. Students with relevant experience will also be considered and are welcome to apply. Students must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.