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M.A. On Campus Online


Bournemouth University

12 months
14750 GBP/year
8250 GBP/year
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The Scriptwriting programme at Bournemouth University has a unique collaborative emphasis, offering the opportunity for some of your scripts you develop to be produced through close collaboration with students from the MA Producing Film and Television and MA Directing Film and Television courses.

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As a graduate on this Scriptwriting programme at Bournemouth University , you’ll have developed the skills to work in the Film, Media, TV, Scriptwriting and Production industry.

  • Develop your ideas from concept to industry-standard final draft, developing your own voice, learning how to critique the work of others and make industry contacts to pitch for employment in this competitive industry
  • All of our teaching staff have worked on Film, Television and multiplatform projects from BBC 1 and Channel 4 through to LEGO’s Character & Story division
  • See your scripts come to life and contribute to others’ productions by working collaboratively with students across the framework
  • This intense course allows you the opportunity to work both in teams in addition to producing individual writing pieces
  • Successful participation in this course will enable you to emerge from the course as a writer with a distinctive authorial voice, with an industry-standard portfolio of scripts, experience of writing in a range of formats and genres and a robust attitude to collaboration and development
  • You’ll graduate with an International Moving Image Society (IMIS) accredited degree, indicating professionalism and industry relevance, allowing you to benefit from attending events and networking with new entrants to the industry
  • You’ll benefit from regular industry guest speakers and alumni. Previous speakers include; Ben Cookson - Feature Film Writer/Director, Waiting for Anya 2020, Almost Married 2014, Sally Rowberry - Head of Scripted development, Red Arrow Studios, Peter Fellows - Screenwriter, Death of Stalin 2017, Veep season 2, 2015, Louis Ackerman - Screenwriter, Into the Dark for HULU 2018, Lucy V Hay - Screenwriter, blogger, Bang2write and Sam Doland De Vaux - Screenwriter, Emmerdale.


The knowledge and skills you will gain from this degree will enable you to pursue relevant roles in the film and television industries such as a Director, Script supervisor, Script Editor, Scripted Development, Storyliner, Reader, Scriptwriter, Script Editor, and Creative Producer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scriptwriting Across Platforms & Genres
  • Creative Story Development
  • Storytelling
  • Professional Practice
  • Master’s Production Project
  • Master’s Research Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no application deadline for this course. However, if you will need a visa, think carefully about the length of time it will take for your visa application to be processed.


180 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14750 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14750 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8250 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Fees shown are for 2022/23 entry, please visit the BU website for more information about fees. 

Living costs for Bournemouth

700 - 1000 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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