A seminar taking place in the College of Arts and Law

The arts and humanities curricula at the University of Birmingham is always evolving, looking to combine academic rigour with new approaches to ensure these disciplines remain as relevant, vital, and impactful as they have always been.

As part of this process, the College of Arts and Law is introducing new programmes for 2023 entry, giving greater choice to prospective students, providing new combinations of subjects and more opportunities to develop key skills for employers.

These new programmes include BA degrees in Social Anthropology, supporting the in-depth study of contemporary social and cultural diversity; Digital Media and Communications, exploring forms of communication across marketing, media, coding, and social policy; Film and Creative Writing, combining two complimentary disciplines in which Birmingham excels nationally; and Psychology and Religion, an interdisciplinary focus on the intersection between arts and science on how we relate to the world we live in.

We are also expanding our postgraduate programmes to provide further options and specialisms across our diverse portfolio, including MA Performance Practises, supporting performers in how they work with communities and other organisations; and MA First World War Studies, a unique programme taught in partnership with the National Army Museum.

There is further expansion in our teaching provision at the University’s new campus in Dubai where Birmingham Law School’s offering continues to go from strength to strength. Having launched our programmes in Dubai with the LLM International Commercial Law in 2019, we have responded to strong student demand to launch three further LLM pathways in Dubai:

  • LLM International Dispute Resolution, providing students with a strong understanding of International Dispute Resolution with a particular focus on the position of the UAE as a centre for resolving disputes. As well as exploring international litigation processes via the Dubai International Financial Centre courts, students also develop understanding of alternative forms of dispute resolution such as arbitration and mediation.
  • LLM Energy & Environmental Law, enabling students to explore key legal themes relating to energy law and the environment, including a focus on Oil and Gas Law, which is highly relevant in the Middle East
  • LLM General, supporting students to study a broad range of modules from across our LLM portfolio, in order to develop a varied legal understanding of topics and themes of particular interest to them

Developing our curricula in the arts, humanities, and law will ensure our teaching and research will remain fresh, vibrant, and meaningful to future generations of students.