University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire


The programme is designed for those wishing to develop a career in: radio; television; film; internet; and the stage, utilising the expertise of our expanded scriptwriting team the course builds on the skill base and reputation of our established undergraduate course which offers an in-depth knowledge of writing for radio; television; film and stage with emphasis on current industry practice and employability, equipping students with the most appropriate practice skills, students will have the opportunity to participate in the writing of a full length feature film that is actually produced, students will also be contenders for the new Matt Greenhalgh Award, the course is ideally located with access to local radio and the North West�s vibrant live grassroots theatre and new BBC production base.

Entry requirements

A good 1st degree (2.2 or above); candidates without the above qualifications, or qualifications in other subject areas, are considered provided that there is firm evidence of experience and commitment to at least one of the main areas of practical study (film/video making, film and TV screenwriting, digital imaging work etc); demonstrable proof of writing skill, ability, or potential. E.g. sample scripts; at interview a portfolio of previous work in a relevant area are requested; applications from mature candidates are welcome.

Course modules

The curriculum themes of employability: Practice based learning; entrepreneurial skills; developing industry contacts; and sustainability, modules include: Radio: High level radio module which offers students the opportunity to leave the course with a broadcast radio credit; writing for stage: As well as writing, students will be encouraged to produce their own work; writing for children: A module which specializes in scriptwriting for children (by which we mean people under the age of 18).

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on coursework.

Sponsorship information

Graduates of the University of Central Lancashire have a 20 per cent discount on tuition fee if self-funded.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 9,450 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 500 per Module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

Key information

Course Enquiries
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01772 892400