MA Screenwriting / Overview
Year of entry: 2023
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- Master of Arts (MA)
- 1 year
- Entry requirements
We normally expect students to have a First or Upper Second class honours degree or its overseas equivalent in a humanities-based subject area.
If you do not meet our minimum entry criteria, please contact the admissions team to discuss your application as the school considers all applications holistically.
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- The only such course offered by an elite Russell Group university, MA Screenwriting is a small, highly selective course, taught in the manner of a creative conservatoire .
- An intensive one-year MA that develops the writer's voice, embeds professional practice and enhances graduate employability across UK and global film and television industries.
- Industry focused throughout, developing creative, entrepreneurial, collaborative and professional skills, the course also includes the possibility of either an internship at a production company or a professional mentor.
- Taught by professional screenwriters and experienced educators Tim Price and Jonathan Hourigan.
Find out what it's like to study at Manchester by visiting us on one of our open days .
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2023, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK students (per annum): £11,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £24,000
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
Each year the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures offer a number of School awards and Subject-specific bursaries (the values of which are usually set at Home/EU fees level), open to both Home/EU and international students. The deadline for these is early February each year. Details of all funding opportunities, including deadlines, eligibility and how to apply, can be found on the School's funding page where you can also find details of the Government Postgraduate Loan Scheme.
See also the University's postgraduate funding database to see if you are eligible for any other funding opportunities.
For University of Manchester graduates, the Manchester Alumni Bursary offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a First within the last three years and are progressing to a postgraduate taught master's course.
The Manchester Master's Bursary is a University-wide scheme that offers 100 bursaries worth £3,000 in funding for students from underrepresented groups.
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