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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The MA Screenwriting course at MetFilm School London equips you with professional skills to develop your own voice and produce marketable and commercially successful scripts for film, television and web series. During your studies, you’ll do a unique industry project for an external client. You will also have an opportunity to develop a TV Pilot Script. 

About

Why take the MA Screenwriting course at MetFilm School London?

  • Practical. Work with professional actors who will perform your script in front of you, pitch your script to a panel of industry experts at the end of each key module, and receive professional script development support from leading UK film and TV production companies
  • Comprehensive. Learn about writing for different platforms: film, television, web, radio and games
  • Industry awareness. Learn from award-winning tutors and guest speakers with extensive professional experience as writers, directors, producers, showrunners and script developers for film, TV, radio, gaming and online
  • Career-focused. Write a script for an external client while working together with other MA students on an industry-integrated project. Receive real-life screenwriting experience and improve your communication, teamworking and pitching skills

Careers

From the very first day at MetFilm School, we teach our students to network and pitch to the industry. The MetFilm Futures team help our talented and bright students secure creative jobs in leading companies across the globe.

Our graduates work across the industry as VFX Artists, Directors, TV Assistant Producers, Script Editors, and many more. Companies they work at include Disney, Adidas, the BBC, MTV, Universal, Red Bull, and PULSE.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Screen Lab
  • Screenwriting Boot Camp
  • Feature Film, Genre and Audience
  • Writing Across Platforms: TV, Online, Radio and Advertising
  • The Business of Screenwriting
  • Research and Project Methods
  • Master’s Project

Lecturers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: We accept applications and offer places on a rolling basis throughout the year.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • To apply for the MA course you will need to be 18 years of age or older at the time the course starts. Applicants must have a minimum 2:1 honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent. 
  • Applicants without this qualification, but possessing relevant work experience, are also invited to apply. Each application is considered on its individual merits.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18504 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

Students at MetFilm School on our Masters degree courses starting after September may be able to apply for a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards their course and living costs. Postgraduate Loans have to be paid back.

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.