• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

During the BA Screenwriting with Film, Television and Radio (Hons) course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) you’ll have access to state-of-the-art facilities where you can practise various scriptwriting disciplines and hone your skills around writing for TV, radio or films. Our students and graduates frequently win national industry awards – our most recent is Lauren Clark winning the Undergraduate Open Category prize at this year’s Royal Television Society’s Student Television Awards.

We are now regarded as one of the top Screenwriting courses in the United Kingdom. Our position within the North West media marketplace is constantly growing through our direct industry links with the BBC and MediaCity UK (Salford), of which UCLan is a leading educational partner.

This September, the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries is offering Foundation students a unique opportunity to ‘Futureproof’ their ambitions and gain a national qualification free of charge as part of your studies.

Opportunities

This course allows you to develop the craft of film and TV screenwriting and writing for radio to a professional level and with considerable freedom. You could follow a career as a writer on television soaps, serials, dramas, radio plays, stage writing, film script writer, producer (TV, film and radio), script reader, script editor, directing, researcher, TV, film and radio, publicist or presenter. Many of our graduates work as writers in other industries - you could earn a living as a novelist, journalist, publicist or marketer.

UCLan is proud to host The Great Northern Creative Festival – a free four-day media extravaganza which brings together some of the biggest creative talents in the north as well as across the UK, whilst also showcasing the outstanding creative talents of UCLan students and graduates in media, film, photography and journalism. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Screenwriting
  • Introduction to Radio Writing
  • Screenwriting 
  • TV Serials & Soaps
  • Story Design
  • Writing Radio Drama
  • Writing for Film
  • Comedy Writing
  • Development Project
  • Screenwriting Major Project

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Our typical offer is 104 UCAS Points.  We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit
  • BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Distinction
  • Pass Access Course: 106 UCAS Points  
  • International Baccalaureate:Pass Diploma with 104 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
  • GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12450 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Part-time: £1,540 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)

Living costs for Preston

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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