"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.
14 February 2022
Ella Hawkins's art history cookies mimic her favourite designs and period costumes.
02 February 2022
MA Shakespeare and Creativity students from the Shakespeare Institute performed in Stratford as part of their postgraduate Shakespeare in Society Module.
01 February 2022
PhD English Literature student Ellen Addis provides five reasons to study a PhD in English Literature at the University of Birmingham
18 January 2022
If language is the same, is cultural really that different? Jasper Watkin's explores the differences between life in the UK and the US, and how his time abroad has made him appreciate what makes us unique.
MA Literature and Culture student Niamh Lawlor provides five reasons to study a Masters in English Literature at the University of Birmingham
13 January 2022
Oliver Wimbush plans to soon head off to San Fransisco State University after making the decision to invert his year abroad. With the challenges of COVID, Oliver walks you through the application process step by step.
10 January 2022
14 Drama and Theatre Arts participated in a 3-day online workshop, led by RSC Director Owen Horsley.
09 January 2022
Natalia Karolewska, a BA English student, completed her year abroad in Barcelona, Spain. She shares her journey including the challenges and successes, highlighting the benefits of going on a year abroad.
13 December 2021
This week BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council announced the finalists for its yearly New Generation Thinkers scheme.
07 December 2021
Katrina Crouch, a BA English student, completed her placement at Cosimo Art as a Content Marketing Lead. She shares her journey from application to completion highlighting the benefits of the Professional Skills Module.
01 December 2021
Forty years ago, in June 1981, the first five cases of what later became known as AIDS were reported in the United States.
30 November 2021
Birmingham Centre for Art Therapies have worked with communities across Birmingham to create a new exhibition titled: "the strawberry grows underneath the nettle", a title inspired by a quote from Henry V.
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.