"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.
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.
22 April 2022
PhD Shakespeare Studies student Isaac Chong provides five reasons why studying at the Shakespeare Institute could be your perfect next step.
14 April 2022
Dr Rose Whyman and Professor Graham Saunders presented at SERIOUS ABOUT COMEDY
11 April 2022
Christi, a final year BA English and Creative Writing student, shares her work experience throughout university.
08 April 2022
MA Shakespeare and Creativity student Paige Calvert tells us more about the recent Directing Workshop and what she gained from the session.
MA TESOL student Dimitrios Tsampallas provides five reasons why studying for a Masters in English Language and Linguistics could be your perfect next step.
06 April 2022
MA Shakespeare and Creativity student Chloe Otterson tells us more about the recent Writing Workshop and what she gained from the session.
The College of Arts and Law remains amongst the best performing research-intensive universities in the world, according to the 2022 QS World Rankings.
22 March 2022
EDACS academic Dr Emma West was invited to share her research on BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking in a programme on the economist John Maynard Keynes.
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.