Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Television Fiction Writing

Through this Master's, you will gain knowledge and skills to succeeding in contemporary television drama through close exposure to the industry, some of its most successful practitioners and their professional practice in action. However, this is more than 'skills only' training. This programme gives you space to reflect critically upon creative processes and dynamics, and upon the realities of producing work for the television industry, to become a flexible and independently minded TV scriptwriter needed for the 21st Century. In other words, our graduates not only know 'how' but also crucially 'why'.

Entry requirements

Normally UK Honours degree 2.2 (or equivalent); creative writing experience; a strong desire to write drama for television. In the personal statement section of the application form candidates must demonstrate evidence of prior interest and/or achievement in writing fiction for television and/or the general field of creative writing; this must be supported by samples of personal creative writing (up to 3 short pieces such as short stories, scene from play or screenplay). These works do not need to have been published or performed; additionally applicants must make a clear and unequivocal statement of why they wish to pursue a career in television writing. Candidates may also be required to attend an interview. If you do not have the necessary formal entry qualifications, the University's flexible entry policy considers credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), including work-based experience. Students whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS test score of 7.0 (or equivalent) with no element less than 6.5.

Course modules

Modules include: Researching the television fiction market; writing for an existing long-running TV drama; story and script techniques; creating original drama; researching for TV fiction writing; independent script project.

Sponsorship information

Some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. Scholarships of £1,000 are available to all international students; there are no special application forms for scholarships and decisions will be made on the basis of the information provided with the application forms.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow G4 0BA Scotland

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