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University of Central Lancashire

Screenwriting with Film, Television and Radio

UCAS Code: W810
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Imaginative writing
Student score
75% LOW
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£15.8k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

104 UCAS points at A2

Scottish Highers
Not Available

104 UCAS points

BTEC Diploma

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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Course description

Screenwriting is a multi-million pound industry and seen as the foundation of all film and television production. If you want to meet professional writers, network at BAFTA events and attend film festivals, this is the course for you. We’re now regarded as one of the top screenwriting courses in the UK and our position within the North West media marketplace is constantly growing through our direct industry links with the BBC and MediaCityUK (Salford), of which UCLan is a leading educational partner. Based in our Media Factory, 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. 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.


Year 1: Introduction to Screenwriting, Introduction to Radio Writing, Screenwriting - Stage 2, TV Serials & Soaps, Plus two of the following from: Writing Comedy, TV Production, An Introduction to Narrative Film, Studying Television and the Industry 1, An introduction to Documentary Techniques, Critical Approaches to Film, Hollywood and Beyond Year 2: Story Design, Writing Radio Drama, Writing for Film, Comedy Writing. Plus two of the following: Adaptations, Film and Media Work Placement, Thinking Through Film, Researching and Writing Film & Documentary, Student initiated credit, Writing For Video games Year 3: Development Project, Screenwriting Major Project. Plus 60 credits from: Script Analysis 20 credits, Dissertation 40 credits, Film and Media Project 20 credits, Research Project 40 credits, AV Practical Project 3 20 credits, Work as Practice 20 credits, Enterprise Development and Production 40 credits, ‘Starting The Feature’ competition

University of Central Lancashire

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UCLan is a 'modern' university, created in 1992, but its roots go back to 1828 with the founding of the 'Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge'. There are 102 different nationalities represented among UCLan's international and domestic student body. At UCLan, we want to give students the advantage they need through teaching and support to achieve their ambitions.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 92%
Student score 75% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
23% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
14% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
339 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
89% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
15% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £15.8k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The jobs market for this subject - which includes creative writing and scriptwriting courses - is not currently one of the strongest, so unemployment rates are currently looking quite high overall, with salaries on the lower side. But nevertheless, most graduates get jobs quickly. Graduates often go into careers as authors and writers and are also found in other roles where the ability to write well is prized, such as journalism, translation, teaching and advertising and in web content. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers', having several part-time jobs or commissions at once - although graduates from this subject were a little more likely than many other creative arts graduates to be in conventional full time permanent contracts, so that might be worth bearing in mind.
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