Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Television Fiction Writing

The is course is the only one of its kind in Scotland focused solely on the teaching of scriptwriting for television; the aim of the course is to fulfil the perceived industry need for the development of new writing talent for TV drama, together with a perceived gap in the training of the craft skills of TV fiction writing necessary for placing writers into actual, existing drama slots.

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 ie: 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. 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

Students are required to complete 8 taught modules; 4 in trimester A and 4 in trimester B.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 8,680 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 10,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 8,680 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 1 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0141 331 8630