"Welcome to the School of English, Drama and Creative Studies. This is one of the largest schools in the College of Arts and Law, and variety is our watchword. We offer one of the most extensive ranges of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the country. Our research expertise is equally diverse, and we welcome students and researchers from all over the world."Professor Tom Lockwood, Head of School
Delivering high quality programmes underpinned by inter-professional learning.
We encourage creative thinking at Masters and Doctoral levels, via different modes of study.
Links to research centres, department research and our latest research awards.
01 August 2022
Alex Wright, an MA TESOL student studying on our Distance Learning Programme, has achieve a Special Commendation by the British Council for his dissertation.
29 July 2022
The annual Midlands Eighteenth-Century Research Network meeting was held at the University of Birmingham in May 2022
25 July 2022
A new exhibition, 'Everything to Everybody: Your Shakespeare, Your Culture' has launched at the Library of Birmingham and will be open until November 2022.
22 July 2022
University of Birmingham Professor Emeritus Valerie Rumbold has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy.
15 June 2022
EDACS academic Dr West was invited to share her research on BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking in an episode on Bloomsday, Dalloway Day and 1922.
10 June 2022
Watch the Shakespeare Institute's Professor Tiffany Stern present her inaugural lecture, recorded 9 May 2022 at the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon.
We are delighted to announce that an audio-visual dissertation by an MA Film and Television: Research and Production student has won a Learning on Screen Award.
18 May 2022
Over a quarter of the world's population plays videogames, and the gaming industry is larger than the film and music industries combined.
11 May 2022
Dr Emma West will give a paper based on her postdoctoral research at this year’s British Association for Modernist Studies Conference, to be held in June.
09 May 2022
Adult learners with Birmingham Adult Education Service attended a series of events hosted by Birmingham Stories to celebrate National Shakespeare Day.
04 May 2022
Professor Tiffany Stern talked to Fox TV about how the weather helped illustrate the good, the evil and inner turmoil of Shakespeare’s characters.
25 April 2022
Researchers from the University of Birmingham will be working with artists and schools to co-create artworks on the themes of nature and environmental justice.
More forthcoming events
How we are exploring issues of climate through the arts, humanities and law.
The College of Arts and Law is placed 67th in the Times Higher Education 2022 rankings, making it one of the best places for study and research in this field globally.