MA/PGDip/PGCert On Campus


University of Roehampton

12 months
14800 GBP/year
8650 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Screenwriting from University of Roehampton will help you to develop personal voice in your writing, create distinctive and high-quality work, and to take that work from concept to industry-ready screenplay. Our unique approach combines technical practice with academic theory. 


Screenwriting from University of Roehampton is flexible in its format and divided into three blocks; voice, writing and pitching, allowing you to focus on the areas that interest you the most. Our aim is to bring the most out of the individual talent of each writer.

You’ll be encouraged to develop your own writer’s voice – that deep-seated, often hidden message that urges you not just to write, but to write about the things that move you. Writing from an emotional, often psychological space offers freedom to the writer and greater engagement from an audience.


Graduates from this programme will be well equipped to work in independent film as well as the wider film and TV industries. Career paths include screenwriter, script editor, script translator, film critic, creative producer, artist in lens-based media (gallery distribution), independent filmmaker.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Inner Writer: Developing Voice
  • Forms of Screenwriting
  • The Life of a Screenwriter
  • The Pitch: Development and Presentation
  • New Trends in Translation and The Media
  • Cultural Adaptation in the Creative Industries 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • National students deadlines - 28 September
  • If you are an international student, you should apply as soon as possible.


180 alternative credits
  • MA: 180 credits
  • PGDip: 120 credits
  • PGCert: 60 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university. 
  • Language requirements
  • GCSE
  • International Baccalaureate
  • European Baccalaureate English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14800 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8650 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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