"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 December 2022
Professor Douglas Kerr spoke at the Centre for Modernist Cultures in November on Orwell’s response to the life and politics of anti-colonial campaigner Gandhi.
30 November 2022
Exciting new degree programmes have launched in Law, English and History at the University’s campuses in Birmingham and Dubai.
Alumna Shermara Fletcher (BA Drama and English Literature) was one of the faith leaders who spoke at HM The Queen’s funeral. She reflects on her recent visit.
14 November 2022
The Shakespeare Institute is delighted to announce the award of two new Fellowships for deserving research students.
Award-winning British writer Bernardine Evaristo gave this year’s University of Birmingham Baggs Memorial Happiness lecture.
10 November 2022
Last week the Everything to Everybody: Your Shakespeare, Your Culture exhibition ended, what does that mean for the future of the Shakespeare Memorial Library?
21 October 2022
Academics are investigating how people respond to controversial government policies communicated through social media.
18 October 2022
Dr Caroline Radcliffe takes a look back at a production staged 120 years ago, starring an earlier Pantomime Dame, Dan Leno.
17 October 2022
The Shakespeare Institute, in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), is launching its latest short course, Fall in with Shakespeare this month.
06 October 2022
‘Found in Translation: Understanding Shakespeare through Intercultural Dialogue’ conference was co-organised with Waseda University.
04 October 2022
An historic painting with a Shakespeare connection is set to star in a major new US exhibition.
03 October 2022
The annual British Association of Victorian Studies (BAVS) conference was held at the University of Birmingham last month, 1-3 September.
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.