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Course summary

The MA Screenwriting was launched at Edinburgh Napier University in 2006 and has adapted and developed since then to become one of the strongest screenwriting Masters courses on offer in the UK. This course is industry recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK's screen-based industries and carries the ScreenSkills Select endorsement which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries. The course is studied at the Screen Academy Scotland, a ScreenSkills recognised Film Academy. While the course is primarily for aspiring screenwriters, it is also aimed at those interested in script editing, script development and creative producing. Teaching staff are working screenwriters and producers and there are regular visits from professional writers, producers, directors and those working in script editing and development. To ensure there is sufficient time to process your application, we encourage you to submit your application by 30th June. Please visit our website for course details.


Subjects include: Writing and screen project development (craft skills); business of screen project development (industry context); script workshop 1 and 2 (practical screenwriting); script to screen (theory and critique); interactive media or graphic fiction; major project (feature film or long form TV script).

Assessment method

Major Project (feature film or long form TV script).

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelors (Honours) degree at a 2.2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. You will also be required to attend an interview, and/or be asked to show evidence of an aptitude for the course, appropriate experience, and an indication of how you might benefit from the course. As part of the application process you will need to submit the following with your application: A personal statement outlining why you want to write for the screen (maximum 300 words); an outline for a feature film or single television drama (maximum 1 page); a writing sample (this may be a short film script or an excerpt from a feature film script or television drama) (maximum 10 pages).

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7IELTS 7.0 overall with no component below 6.5 (excluding Writing which must be 7.0).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Screenwriting at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS