"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 June 2021
Professor Jeanette Littlemore discusses how Jonathan Van Tam and others use metaphors when talking about the Covid-19 Pandemic, and why it works.
07 June 2021
Madeleine Carter and Rebecca Feely (MA Shakespeare & Creativity) talk about their part in the series of monologues based on characters from Shakespeare, but translated into a modern context.
02 June 2021
A three-day online event will celebrate the launch of the Shakespeare Beyond Borders Alliance bringing people together who work within the field of Shakespeare.
31 May 2021
A series of monologues based on characters from Shakespeare developed by postgraduate students from the University of Birmingham's Shakespeare Institute.
17 May 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.
13 May 2021
Dr Rose Whyman hosted a webinar "Rediscovering Stanislavsky".
Ruth Gilligan of the Department of Creative Writing was awarded the Royal Society of Literature's Ondaatje prize for books that "best evoke the spirit of a place".
12 May 2021
The 'missing link' that helped our ancestors to begin communicating with each other through language may have been iconic sounds, giving rise to the unique human power to coin new words describing the world around us
10 May 2021
Five skills you will develop on a postgraduate research course in the College of Arts and Law
05 May 2021
To celebrate National Share a Story Month, the National Literacy Trust is launching My Birmingham Story, a campaign that invites people from Birmingham to share their experiences and memories of life in the city.
John Kani tells all in an in-depth interview with the Shakespeare Institute's Michael Dobson.
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.