English Literature


The MSc in Playwriting is a practical playwriting programme.


The MSc Playwriting is a unique and practical masters programme in playwriting which will appeal to emerging playwrights, directors, dramaturges, performance artists and critics alike.

Staff Expertise

The MSc Playwriting draws upon leading European professional theatre artists and the outstanding research and teaching strengths of the Department of English Literature.

Aims and Outcomes

The MSc Playwriting aims to focus not only on the craft of writing for performance, but also on how a script plays out in real space and time, and in front of an audience.

Programme Details

You will take two core courses in Semester One, and one core and one option course in Semester Two. From April to August, students who have fulfilled the necessary progression criteria, will move on to the Dissertation.

Teaching and Assessment

The MSc Playwriting comprises core and optional courses and is assessed through a combination of portfolio work and essays.


Study at one of the world’s top 20 universities, in a city that is home to the world’s largest theatre festival.

Entry Requirements and Apply Online

Led by a professional playwright, this unique programme focuses on the practical exploration of the theory and craft of writing for performance.

Fees and Funding

Details of tuition fees and possible funding opportunities.

Contact Us

If you have any queries of an academic nature regarding this programme, please contact the programme director:

Programme handbook

View the current student handbook for the programme.

Handbook 2016/17