University of South Wales

University of South Wales


The course helps students to forge working relationships with professional writers and academics, and to explore potential vocational pathways in writing and/or academia; tutors on this course are practitioners in the field of scriptwriting.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.2 Honours degree but anyone with proven potential in scriptwriting is considered; evidence of scriptwriting potential is required either a completed script or script in development and an essay or piece of critical writing; applicants may also be invited for an interview.

Course modules

Modules include: Writing a short drama script; script analysis; adaptation treatment; major project treatment; full-length script.

Assessment methods

Learning Through Employment is a University of South Wales framework that offers students who are already in employment the opportunity to gain credits towards a postgraduate qualification.

The programme is structured so that the majority of learning takes place through active and reflective engagement with your work activities, underpinned by the appropriate academic knowledge and skills.

All postgraduate courses at the University of South Wales' Cardiff Campus offer students the opportunity to undertake a 60 credit Learning Through Employment Research Project as an alternative to a traditional final dissertation, major project or production.

The focus of the project is an individual, organisational problem solving, knowledge-based approach.

As such, it has been is designed for practising professionals to provide them with the tools to succeed in the workplace.

This truly flexible approach means that projects can be based on an agreed area of work, benefitting students and employers, and because the majority of the project is carried out in the workplace, it can potentially be undertaken anywhere in the world.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cardiff (Adam Street) Cardiff CF24 2FN Wales

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