Postgraduate programmes

Writing for Screen & Stage

MA

Get all the tools and tuition you need to write effectively for TV, film, stage or radio. A combination of intensive workshops and distance learning.

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  • NameWriting for Screen & Stage
  • QualificationMA
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Study modePart time
  • Duration2 years
  • Tuition feesTBC *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start dateTo be confirmed
  • Study abroadNo
  • ValidationRegent's University London

* Please note that we are not able to sponsor students on this programme for a Tier 4 visa. *

Join the UK’s first MA in writing professionally for three markets – film, TV and theatre.

This programme has been designed with the writer in mind: you attend five four-day intensive workshops over the period of 21 months, and spend the rest of your time writing when you like, where you like, with constant script guidance by professional working writers throughout. The four-day workshops run from Thursday to Sunday, minimising your commitment if you work full-time.

  • Become a member of a small and supportive group of ongoing active writers
  • Watch your work being performed by actors
  • Enjoy free London theatre visits
  • Analyse and discuss nightly film screenings
  • Produce high-standard scripts honed and ready for the professional market
  • Direct performances of your scripts in our own Marylebone Theatre
  • Indulge yourself in two years of pure writing as you develop a second career in film, TV or theatre

Please note that we are not able to sponsor students on this programme for a Tier 4 visa.

Length

This is a two-year, part time programme.

Modules

Stage 1

  • Short Scripts
  • Adapted Scripts
  • Production Case Study

Stage 2

  • Observational Research Screenplay
  • Thematic Research Play

Stage 3

  • Analysis of Scripts
  • Feature Film Screenplay OR
  • Full-Length Stageplay

See module description

Study methods 

This programme is taught via a mixture of five short, intensive group periods on campus, combined with periods of off-campus distance learning. 

Study is geared to the part-time student who prefers to study at their own pace.

On-campus periods feature traditional lectures, seminars, workshops, individual one-to-one tutorials, workshops and performance of students’ work.

You will write your scripts at distance, but under the continuing guidance of your personal tutor.

In addition the programme contains an optional London-based screen industry or theatre placement, according to your preference.

Academic Calendar

Students with disabilities 

Some of our courses encourage trips outside of the campus. If you have a condition that affects your mobility you are advised to contact the Disability Officer.

This programme trains writers, script editors, developers, producers, directors, agents and distributors – because all require a first-hand understanding of the writer’s craft.

This course has been designed as the catalyst for a new career: our team of writers guide everything you do – the rest is up to you.

English requirements 

* Please note that we are not able to sponsor students on this programme for a Tier 4 visa. *

For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, grade C
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C (for non-EU IGCSE students, please provide along with the IGCSE certificate, the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • IB Diploma English A grade 5 or above HL or SL. English B grade 5 at HL
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 6.5 (for non-EU students: a minimum score of 5.5 in each component)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 90 (internet-based test) (TOEFL results not accepted post 17 April 2014 for non EU/UK students)
  • Pearson Test (PTE Academic) score of 58 (for non-EU Students: a minimum score of 51 in each component)
  • Trinity College London Level 1 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (C1): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English II (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive. For more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

Please also note that you may be exempt from taking an English language test if the last three years of your full-time education have been taught completely in English.

On-campus diagnostic test

If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test. 

This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us: exrel@regents.ac.uk

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Scholarships, funding and bursaries

Regent's Postgraduate Progression Scholarships

Regent's Postgraduate Progression Scholarships reward the loyalty of undergraduate students who progress to enrol on a postgraduate degree with us. It's our way of saying thank you. Scholarships are worth up to 15% of tuition fees. 

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Postgraduate loans - Student Finance England 2016-17

Student Finance England (SFE) is now offering funding for UK and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker (under the age of 60 on the date of first class of the first Master’s degree).

Students, who already hold one Master’s degree (or an equivalent or higher-level qualification) will not be eligible.

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Fulbright Commission All-Disciplines (Open) Postgraduate Award

Awards to US citizens for the first year of Master's or PhD study in any subject, or to conduct a period of independent research, covers the first year's tuition and a living stipend.

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India Postgraduate Taught Masters scholarships

Regent’s University London has a long-standing tradition of welcoming talented students from all over India. Our students from this region have always had a strong entrepreneurial spirit and have graduated from Regent’s fully equipped to join a large multinational, start their own company or join the family business.  Regent’s is therefore pleased to offer five postgraduate scholarships specifically for students of Indian nationality, each worth £3,000.

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Future Finance loans

Alternative loan funding* for students studying at Regent's University London

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Regent’s Family Reward

Regent’s offers an intimate style of education, characterised by lots of personal attention. This personalised approach extends beyond our students to their families, with the University welcoming increasing numbers of brothers, sisters and even children of our alumni each year. The University is delighted to offer the Regent’s Family Reward as a thank-you to our alumni for their and their families’ loyalty.

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