Screenwriting, M.A. | MetFilm School | London Borough of Harrow, United Kingdom
12 months
23000 GBP/year
21000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MA Screenwriting programme is designed to enable you to develop the skills and understanding needed to work as a writer in today's screen industries. Specific topics range from storytelling and formatting scripts to pitching ideas and projects, from working alone, in partnership or in writers’ rooms to selling ideas to producers and editing scripts in collaboration with other creatives. 

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During this course, you will gain advanced insight into the work of a screenwriter - deep understanding of screen storytelling and professional scripts, working across a variety of screen platforms and industry contexts, writing short form and feature length scripts, the writer's role as initiator and enabler, professional working practices and employment strategies.

Why take the course?

  • Practical: Pitch your script to a panel of industry experts, see your script performed by actors, and receive script development support from leading UK film and television production companies. 
  • Comprehensive: Learn about writing for different platforms, including film, television, web, radio, games and commercials. 
  • Industry-facing: Learn from leading industry tutors and guest speakers with extensive professional experience as writers, directors, showrunners, and script developers in the screen industries. 
  • Real-life Experience: Write for an external client, and receive real-life screenwriting experience to improve your communication, teamworking, and pitching skills. 
  • Portfolio: Graduate with a portfolio of content, normally including short film script, treatments for genre feature films, a pilot screenplay, online video scripts, industry-standard script reports, synopses, outlines, project pitches, and a final project feature-length script. 

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Screenwriting Craft and Industry
  • Writing for Film
  • Professional Profile
  • Writing Digital Content
  • Writing for Television
  • Practice-based Research
  • Final Project and Career Plan

For a full module overview, please download the course specification from our course page:

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Other requirements

General requirements

Please find more information on our Entry Requirements here:

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    21000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

National includes UK & EU Settled Status Students.


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