"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.
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24 November 2021
Vernacular English is seen as a tool for those in charge to reach the people, not as a medium for the fundamental processes of political decision-making itself.
17 November 2021
Feminist retellings can rewrite male-authored classic works to reflect the experience of women and support equal representation in how classic tales are read.
Dr David Pattie from the University of Birmingham's department of Drama and Theatre Arts featured on BBC Radio Scotland's popular programme
10 November 2021
In November 2021, the University of Birmingham welcomed the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) to our Edgbaston campus as part of our exciting collaboration with the theatre company.
Dr Sebastian Mitchell delivering the latest Arts Matters talk.
05 November 2021
Dr Asha Rogers asks whether a historical perspective on state literary support strengthens the case to "bring the state back in" today.
27 October 2021
This talk explores the value of understanding Britain's relationship to its coasts, shores, and beaches via the nation's own gothic literary tradition.
The University of Birmingham is to continue its collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company, committing to a partnership for a further five years.
19 October 2021
MA Creative Writing student Anisha Mansuri provides five top tips for preparing for her postgraduate Masters study at the University of Birmingham.
18 October 2021
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15 October 2021
English Language and Linguistics PhD student Ashley Blake has written about the importance of International Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day and her research study for adults with learning difficulties.
11 October 2021
The Hive Gallery is pleased to exhibit for the first time in Birmingham, ' The Machinery', an audio-visual instillation capturing the earliest known machine dance.
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.