Focus on your artistic and professional development as a writer. Immerse yourself in all aspects of writing for theatre in a creative and supportive environment, taught by visiting professional writers and our expert staff.
Beyond your writing you will learn about new play development in the UK, along with specific skills needed for the industry.
You’ll gain the research, writing and practical skills that you need to write for the theatre, or to prepare you for further academic study. Our students and graduates have an enviable range of achievements and we're also proud of our links to industry.
Careers and skills
This Playwriting course from University of York develops a range of critical, practical, and professional writing skills for theatre. You'll find there’s a wide variety of career paths open to you across theatre and academia. A significant number of our graduates have set up their own theatre companies. Graduates have also gone on to further research, a PhD, or practical training with conservatoires.
Many graduates work in the following areas:
- Literary managers
- Literary agents.
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- Thinking Through Playwriting
- Playwriting in the Marketplace
- Form and Realisation
- Guided Writing Project
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.
DisciplinesTheatre & Dance View 217 other Masters in Theatre & Dance in United Kingdom
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- 2:1 or equivalent. If you hold a qualification below 2:1 or equivalent, relevant prior experience of an appropriate nature, may be considered.
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International18700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18700 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8440 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8440 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-time (2 years)
- UK: £4,220
- International/EU: £9,350
Living costs for York
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.