Edinburgh Napier University - MA Screenwriting

Degrees Offered
  1. 1 Year M.A.
  1. Screenwriting
Yearly Tuition
$5k to $10k
Tuition Detail
Students From Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland £6,525
Overseas and EU £15,490
Application Deadline Details
31st July

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The MA Screenwriting at Edinburgh Napier University was launched in 2006 and has adapted and developed since then to a point where we feel confident that this is one of the strongest screenwriting Masters courses on offer in the UK. While the course is principally for aspiring screenwriters, it is also aimed at those interested in script editing, script development and creative producing.

The programme has a strong international flavour and attracts a wide range of students of different ages, experience and backgrounds. Edinburgh is a vibrant and creative capital city with a lively student film culture. Our students benefit from discounts with Bafta Scotland, Filmhouse and the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Students can progress from the MA to a further year of study, resulting in an MFA in Advanced Film Practice with a focus on screenwriting. If this is of interest, please contact Programme Leader directly.

Application Requirements

  • A personal statement outlining why you want to write for the screen (maximum 300 words)
  • An outline for a feature film or single television drama (one page) -
  • A writing sample – this may be a short film script or an excerpt from a feature film script or television drama (10 pages)

What scholarship opportunities does the school have?

Edinburgh Napier University have scholarships of £7,500 available for self-funding students domiciled in the European Union starting the MA Screenwriting in September 2021.

THE BAFTA UK Scholarship Programme is part of their charitable activity to support talented people at all stages of their career in film, games and television. If you are interested in becoming a BAFTA scholar, please apply via the link below. The BAFTA UK scholarship programme is open to British citizens in need of financial assistance to take eligible undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK. Each BAFTA Scholar receives up to £12,000 towards their annual course fees, as well as mentoring support from a BAFTA member, winner or nominee and free access to BAFTA events around the UK. FIND OUT MORE

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