Postgraduate programmes

Writing for Screen & Stage


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.

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This is a two-year, part time programme.


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.

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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.

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

Entry Requirements

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes. Typically, we will make an offer to a student holding a UK Honours undergraduate degree from a recognised institution. Other equivalent international qualifications from recognised institutions will be accepted.

Applicants will be required to submit a short writing portfolio. This need not include scripts, and may consist of one or more samples of any form of writing –short story, journalistic article, poem, essay, etc. which displays style, articulacy or expressiveness.

 Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview with academic staff. This may be in person or via telephone/Skype.

 English Requirements

We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:

  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.5, with 6.0 or above in all 4 component parts
  • Pearson’s Test for English (PTE): Overall score of 58, with 51 or above in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT: Overall score 80 (We do not accept TOEFL from applicants requiring a Tier 4 visa, as this qualification is no longer accepted by the UK Visas and Immigration Department (UKVI)
  • A-level/GCSE/IGCSE English: grade C / 4 or above (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • International Baccalaureate: Grade 5 in A1 or A2 English at Higher or Standard Level

This list is not exhaustive, we will review the English qualifications you have as part of your application and be in contact if we require anything further.

For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.

On-campus diagnostic test

For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test. This test must be arranged in advance. To book a test, please contact Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.

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 2018-19

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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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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US Financial Aid

Direct subsidised and unsubsidised loans for US citizens, as well as Direct PLUS loans for eligible US citizens and Green Card holders administered by the US Department of Education (USED) for all eligible degree programmes offered at Regent’s University London.

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State-Sponsored Funding for Students from Norway

Loans and grants for Norwegian students studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Regent's University London.

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State-Sponsored Funding for Students from Sweden

Loans and grants for Swedish students studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Regent's University London.

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