Postgraduate study In 'Postgraduate study' Postgraduate study Back to 'School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies' Our postgraduate community comes from all over the world, with students studying towards Masters (MA) or Doctoral (PhD) level degrees. Postgraduate programmes are offered in all our subject areas: American and Canadian Studies, Drama, English Language and Applied Linguistics, English Literature, Film and Creative Writing and the Shakespeare Institute. Here are some areas of study that the School offers at postgraduate level: Creative fields Creative Writing Directing Film and Television Playwriting Shakespeare and Creativity Literature and culture English Literature Medieval Studies (taught MA and combined research and taught MRes) Shakespeare and Education Shakespeare Studies Shakespeare and Theatre English language and applied linguistics Applied Linguistics Corpus Linguistics Discourse, Culture and Communication Literary Linguistics TESOL PhD study The School offers PhD study in all areas, including: Creative Writing Drama and Theatre Studies Drama and Theatre Studies (practice-based, through dramaturgy, playwriting or performance) English Language and Applied Linguistics English Literature Film Studies Shakespeare Studies It is possible to take many of our programmes by distance learning, or by combining study in Birmingham with study at distance. All of our postgraduate students become part of the College of Arts and Law Graduate School. Visit the website to find out more about its vibrant research community and top class facilities, as well as funding and scholarship opportunities.