"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.
08 April 2020
An extraordinary event such as the coronavirus pandemic exerts pressure on individual and collective language resources.
07 April 2020
If you're wondering what to watch in your downtime, Professor of Film Studies Rob Stone shares his recommendations for lockdown viewing in a podcast for Screen Brum.
03 April 2020
Over twenty prisons now using materials prepared by Shakespeare Institute scholar to support inmates during the crisis.
31 March 2020
Two researchers from the College of Arts and Law at the University of Birmingham have been awarded ERC Advanced Grants as part of €450 million (£400 million) funding for Europe's long-term frontier research.
30 March 2020
Dr Emma West's article '"within the reach of all": Bringing Art to the People in Interwar Britain' has been published in the academic journal Modernist Cultures.
09 March 2020
The Department of Film & Creative Writing is delighted to announce that Smoking Kills, a short film by Jacob Gates Orgill, has been nominated for a Learning on Screen Award in the Student Postgraduate category.
06 March 2020
Dame Judi Dench was interviewed by Professor Sir Stanley Wells at the annual London Shakespeare Lecture held in his honour.
05 March 2020
Follow-up novel to national bestseller 'Smoke' published.
27 February 2020
Undergraduate students join live artist Aleks Wojtulevic for a performance workshop.
25 February 2020
Undergraduate English trip to Stratford-upon-Avon.
21 February 2020
Dr Murakami has received a Language Learning Early Career Research Grant for a new project on the quantitative examination of research trends in second language acquisition.
17 February 2020
Six academics from across the College of Arts and Law have been awarded new AHRC funding totalling £1.1m.
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.