UWE Bristol - MA Screen Production Screenwriting

UWE Bristol

MA Screen Production Screenwriting

Write your own dramas and feature films, tap into Bristol's vibrant screen sector, and gain the grounding you need to succeed as a professional scriptwriter.

Why study screen production (screenwriting)?

The boom in film drama, powered by companies such as Netflix, and the advent of streamed media and web content, is opening up new opportunities for scriptwriters.

Imaginative and skilled collaborators are needed to work on dramas, web series, and films across diverse genres and with the right skills and experience, you could get your work commissioned on TV or online.

Why UWE Bristol?

Aimed at students with some experience of writing their own scripts already, our MA in Screen Production (Screenwriting) supports you to develop scripts for your own dramas and feature films.

Focusing on the professional practices of writing, you'll learn about the structures, relationships, and business environment of the screen industry, as you hone and develop your scripts. 

UWE Bristol has sector-leading expertise in film, standing third in the UK in the Guardian League Tables 2020. 

You'll be taught by award-winning film and TV screenwriters, and trained in the individual and collaborative practices of scriptwriting. 

Studying this in Bristol means you'll be part of the city's rapidly expanding screen business sector. The city is home to the renowned Bottle Yard Studios, and many leading independent production companies, as well as being one of two Channel 4 regional hubs, and the new production base for Netflix.

Working with Bristol Business School, you'll also gain the entrepreneurial skills to operate as a professional screenwriter, learn to work with producers, and develop skills in parallel professions such as script editing. 

There'll be opportunities to network with other future creative leaders, working alongside students on our other postgraduate screen courses.

The course includes guest lectures by leading industry experts.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, and a commitment to research and reflecting on their creative process. You should have some prior experience of writing screenplays, either as part of your studies or in your professional practice. 
  • International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with 6.0 in each component

Career Prospects

You'll be equipped to pursue a career as a professional scriptwriter in TV or film, to write web-series or pursue other modes of writing in the screen industries.

You could go on to be a writer or showrunner on a TV drama, or script your own original feature films. Or move into script editing or producing.

Course Details


  • Feature Film Screenwriting, Editing & Re-Writing
  • Television Screenwriting
  • Screen Criticism and Analysis
  • Screen Industries, Issues, and Debates
  • Entrepreneurship in the Creative Economy
  • Developing a Screen Business Concept for the Marketplace
  • Final Project.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

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