12 months
15000 GBP/year
15000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MA Screenwriting Programme  from Metfilm School Leeds offers students a unique opportunity to develop the necessary screenwriting principles, including genre theory, audience and markets, classical and alternative narrative storytelling, pitching and screenplay analysis. 

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Students will hone professional skills and develop their creative voice towards a final original piece of writing for the large or small screen. In addition to the specialist modules in screenwriting, students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with students from the other programmes, at key points during the year. 

This programme is for students who are passionate about the moving image, love to write, and have the ambition to become professional screenwriters. 

The MA Screenwriting course from Metfilm School Leeds equips students with professional skills to develop their own voice and produce marketable and commercially successful scripts for film, television and web series. During studies, students will take part in a unique industry project for an external client. 


From the very first day at MetFilm School , we concentrate on employability. Students and graduates of MetFilm School will gain access to our dedicated careers advice department MetFilm Futures, who focus on supporting you and ensuring you develop the skills needed to succeed in the industry.  

MetFilm Production, our sister production company, offers 3-4 in-house work experience placements per year for MetFilm School graduates. Selected graduates work in a variety of capacities on all of MetFilm Production’s films such as award-winning The Reason I Jump, 23 Walks and Swimming with Men.   

Our graduates work across the industry as VFX Artists, Directors, TV Assistant Producers, Script Editors, On-Air Producers, Campaign Managers and many more besides. Below are just some of the companies they’ve gone onto work for. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Screen Induction Lab
  • Screenwriting Boot Camp
  • Feature Film, Genre & Audience
  • Writing Across Platforms
  • The Business of Screenwriting
  • Research in Screen Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Age: All applicants must be 18 years or older at the time the programme begins
  • Education: A 2:1 honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent
  • Students with a degree below a 2:1 equivalent are still able to apply.  They will need to submit the following in addition to support their application.
  • A compulsory academic essay (750 – 1000 words)

Applicants without a 2.1 degree, but possessing relevant work experience, can still apply and need to submit the following:

  • A compulsory academic essay (750-1000 words)
  • A professional industry reference.
  • A professional CV

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.


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