School of English, Drama and Creative Studies

“Welcome to the School of English, Drama and Creative Studies. We’re the home of a diverse community of academics and students, and we deliver exciting undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in subjects including English Literature, English Language, Drama and Theatre Arts, Digital Media and Communication, Film and Creative Writing. We are also home to the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Our research, and its impact, is world-leading, and we welcome scholars and students from across the world to study and work with us.”
- Professor Dan Moore, Head of School

Postgraduate study

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.


23 February 2023

What is a language advocate?

Professor Adam Schembri discusses Global Language Advocates Day (GLAD) along with his projects working with deaf communities in the U.K and Australia.

17 January 2023

One Minute Movie Competition 2023

The Dept of Film and Creative Writing is pleased to announce its One Minute Movie Competition, open to all University of Birmingham students, staff and alumni.

16 January 2023

J. A. Hawgood Travel Award 2022

Recipient Emily Vincent undertook an archival research visit to the Florence Marryat Collection at Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

16 January 2023

New Year Gifts

The wrapping paper has gone out for recycling; plans for the term are being made. Here we are at the hinge of the year, setting out again.

15 December 2022

Science, storytelling and prehistory

Literary scholars from the University are working with Oxford University Museum of Natural History to explore fantasy fiction and the science of the deep past.

09 December 2022

Aboutness in Shakespeare's poetry

Professor Stephen Guy-Bray (University of British Columbia) gives the Thursday Seminar at The Shakespeare Institute in Stratford upon Avon.

01 December 2022

George Orwell’s Gandhi

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

Innovation in the arts at Birmingham

Exciting new degree programmes have launched in Law, English and History at the University’s campuses in Birmingham and Dubai.

30 November 2022

Alumna faith leader returns to campus

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.

18 October 2022

Dan Leno’s Mother Goose

Dr Caroline Radcliffe takes a look back at a production staged 120 years ago, starring an earlier Pantomime Dame, Dan Leno.

17 October 2022

Fall in with Shakespeare this Autumn

The Shakespeare Institute, in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), is launching its latest short course, Fall in with Shakespeare this month.

More news

Also in 'School of English, Drama and Creative Studies'